Prayer Requests Please help there be continuous prayer for those with special prayer requests. You only have to make one phone call to "PRAY IT FORWARD" If interested in being a link in our chain, please call Cherilyn Lambert at 565-8718
Aldersgate United Methodist Church WELCOME! Thank you for visiting our Web Page.
We take this opportunity to invite you to explore our church. We are a community who worships, learns and serves together. You are welcome to come, be a part of our church family.
WELCOME HOME It is almost time to go back to church. As outlined in the last Trumpet Call there will be a “soft opening” at Aldersgate on Sunday, May 31st, 2020 primarily for staff, worship, ushers and church leaders to plan and prepare for how the service will look in a Covid-19 world. While the May 31st service is primarily planning and preparation, there will be a short worship component. No one will be excluded (unless sick). Everyone (who is not sick) will be welcome on June 7th, 2020. Because it is a Covid-19 world we will implement the following protocols:
1. In the sanctuary masks will be required. Masks will be optional in the Fellowship Room.
2. Ushers will meet attendees and escort them to their seat, front to back in the sanctuary, and will place people in the pews to comply with social distancing rules.
3. When you come into the sanctuary collection plates will be on the table for your offering.
4. There will also be a table where you will pick up the communion elements. We have pre-packaged little cups (think Keurig sized containers) with a serving of bread and juice. You will take this to your seat and wait for the communion portion of the service. There will be a trash receptacle for disposal as you exit the sanctuary at the end of the service.
5. We will not be doing greeters, liturgists, name tags, passing the peace or after the service fellowships.
6. If you are sick, have a fever or are coughing please stay home. Do not put anyone in jeopardy or force the lay leader to ask you to leave the building.
7. If you have been out of State or exposed to the virus, we ask that you self-quarantine and come worship with us when you are safe.
8. Singing, if it occurs, will be done with masks on.
9. If you can’t wear a mask or do not wish to wear a mask you will be seated in the Fellowship Room, only, and asked to enter and exit through the door to the office (up ramp).
10. Cleaning will take place in common areas (bathrooms, hallways) during service. You are encouraged to limit your use of these facilities.
We ask that you bear with us. It will all be a big change, but we will get through this. It may even be good for us to shake up normal a little bit. Just rejoice and be glad that we can all see each other in worship.
Thinking all is lost after the crucifixion, some of the disciples go fishing on the Sea of Tiberius-a dismal, depressing fishing expedition. Hot, naked, and exhausted, the disciples try valiantly to return to the way things were before they met Jesus. Suddenly a voice from the shore (big rock thrown here): “Catchin’ anything?” “Nah,” they shout back, more depressed than ever. “Then try the other side of the boat!” the voice yells again. Peter stands up to see who this wise guy is. Wait-no, it can’t be-but, yes, it is: the Lord! Suddenly Peter can’t move fast enough. He leaps into the water, and swims to shore, leaving the others to haul in a miraculous catch. His faith grows three sizes in a matter of minutes. The boundaries of what he thinks God can do explode, and his love and gratitude for what God is doing in Jesus Christ, the Lord of Life, is simply too large to fit in the boat any more. -From The Godbearing Life by Kenda Creasy Dean and Ron Foster
Finding Sacred Space and Spiritual Creativity at HOME!
Staying home is not easy. However, Pastor Sue has been creating weekly spiritual inspiration for us via her website Nudges and Notions. Explore different activities to encourage creativity and study while working with supplies you may already have in your own home.