Aldersgate United Methodist Church

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ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE MOST RECENT BULLETIN ARE POSTED BELOW.

 

ANY BREAKING NEWS, PRAYER REQUESTS OR SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS WILL STILL BE EMAILED SEPARATELY, AS THEY ARISE.

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS, PLEASE CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE THROUGH EMAIL AT [email protected] OR BY PHONE AT 815-654-3800.

A N N O U N C E M E N T S

PLEASE REMEMBER TO TURN OFF OR SILENCE ALL CELL PHONES DURING THE WORSHIP SERVICE.  THANK YOU.


NEW WORSHIP SERVICE TIME!  Starting with the Worship Service on Sunday, July 3, Aldersgate UMC will now start our service at 9:00am.  Our Worship Service will be about 45-50 minutes long, to allow Pastor Brett time to travel to Beth Eden for their Worship Service at 10:00am.  The leadership from both churches met and agreed to try these new starting times.  If, at a later date, we and/or the Pastor decide that this arrangement isn’t working or causes problems, we have to option to “re-negotiate” different starting times.  This will be an adjustment for both churches, please continue to pray for both congregations as we adjust to our new arrangement.  Thank you, Jenny Graham, Chair, AUMC Staff Parish


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:  The Bishop has appointed Pastor Brett as a part-time Pastor to Beth Eden UMC. He will ALSO continue to be our Pastor, now on a part-time basis, starting July 1. Church Council and Staff Parish met with our District Superintendent to learn more about this arrangement, which is called yoking with another church.

This is NOT a merger! We will continue as separate churches, but will share a Pastor.  Both committees weighed the pros and cons and voted to go forward with the yoking arrangement, as we believe this is in the best interests of our congregation, both short-term and in the future.  We have the opportunity to evaluate the viability of this arrangement at a future date.  Aldersgate’s leadership is working with the District Superintendent and Beth Eden’s leadership to work out all the details.  We will keep everyone informed as details are worked out.  Thank you, Jenny Graham, Chair, Staff Parish


CONGREGATIONAL CARE MINISTRY

The Care Ministry helps to keep our church family connected.  The Care Ministers will be there to listen, to answer questions, to pass on prayer needs and to just be there for our family members who can’t be here. 

If you would like to hear from a Congregational Care Minister, or you know somebody who would, please contact Pastor Brett or Andy Gloor.


Weekly Bible Study: This Is Not Sunday School

Every week, there is a new Bible study article that Pastor Brett writes so that you can learn more about the Bible.  As the Bible encourages us,  "Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved by him, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly explaining the word of truth" (2 Timothy 2:15).  Go to: https://thisisnotsundayschool.blogspot.com/.


CORN BOIL:  IT IS COMING BACK!!  Mark your calendars for August 14, 2022 for the return of our Corn Boil after 3 years.  Check the bulletin insert for further information.


AWED (Aldersgate Women Evening Diners) will be dining at Texas Road House, 7240 Walton Street, Rockford, on Wednesday, June 29 at 5:30 pm. Please contact Monica Glenny at 815-988-0913 for reservations. Thanks!!


EVERYONE IS INVITED to come listen to the music from the 1972 musical "Tom Sawyer" in the AUMC sanctuary on June 23rd at 3:00 PM. It will be performed by the Wesley Willows-Community Chorale. No ticket needed, no money either. Y'all come!


Cherry Blossom Florist will provide altar flowers as needed at a cost of $25 with a Friday morning delivery. The signup sheet is on the bulletin board outside the office. 


SPIRITUAL RESOURCE CENTER:  Check out the SRC resources such as:  Bible commentaries on Paul’s letters by Joyce Meyer, Music DVDs by the Gaither Homecoming group, and there’s lots more too!  Check it out!!


An update on Aldersgate's recycling program, including paper, cardboard, cans, ink cartridges and batteries.   Trustees will set up bins for each type of item and will take them when the bins are full.  Paper & cardboard will be recycled each week.


The Trustees are looking for volunteers to help clean the church.  I will be there Saturday morning @ 08:00.  The more volunteers that participate, the quicker cleaning can be completed.  If 6-8 people participate it will take no longer than one hour.  Respectfully, Jay Alms Trustee Chair  815.484.3185


Upcoming Events

Sunday, Jun 26 at 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Sunday, Jul 3 at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Sunday, Jul 3 at 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Monday, Jul 4 All Day

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