A special announcement regarding our community efforts amid Covid-19:
There are several ways you can be the church when we aren’t gathered in a large group.
Be in prayer for your church staff, fellow members, family, neighbors, health care workers, leaders, and those facing unemployment
Call, email or text people you missing seeing at church gatherings. Take the time to catch up, check on them and let the church office know if there is a need we can fill.
Our church is now a distribution center for non-perishable food in south Huntsville. Donations can be dropped off Monday - Thursday 8:30-3:30. Drive-up food distribution is Tuesday and Thursday 10:30 - 1 and 5 - 6:30.
Starting March 30 and going until school starts back (or June 1 if school does not resume) we will be serving a free lunch at Chaffee Elementary School from 10:30-1 pm Monday - Friday. Manna House is providing all the food & supplies. Once a week we will pick up supplies at The Rock Family worship Center & bring to Aldersgate. We will need volunteers to help bag lunches and volunteers each day at Chaffee. You must let Lydia know if you are coming to volunteer. We are limiting to 10 or less people at one time. All jobs will be spread out, hand sanitizer provided. Details will be worked out next week and look for an email from the church.
Thank you for being the church! Have a blessed week and let us know if we can be of assistance.
Contact Lydia Locke email@example.com or 256-883-9062.
Salvation Army Food Truck
1st Sunday of the Month, 5:00pm meet at Aldersgate. Contact: David Ezell
Backpack Meals for School Children
Pack up weekend meals for children on free school lunch programs during the week. Gather on 4th Thursday of the month 7-8pm in the Fellowship Hall. Contact: Cammie Hurley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Picnic in the Park
Picnic in the Park offers healthy sack lunches to all who need them each summer when school is out. Aldersgate UMC partners with Feeding America and the Food Bank to make this project possible. We need YOUR help to get the word out!
Children’s Meals include a meat sandwich, fruit, vegetable, and milk. Adult meals include water, meat sandwich, and granola bars. Each day we will have fans, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, sports equipment, and more! Once a week we have sno cones and water balloons.
Serving a free lunch to children and families during June & July, Monday-Friday 11am-12:45pm at Ken Johnston Park. Sandwich making Sundays and Wednesdays at 6pm. Learn more about Picnic in the Park. Contact: Lydia Locke
Hope on Wheels
During the school year, Aldersgate teams up with Manna House to use their food truck to provide dinners for families. We set up at Weatherly Elementary (usually) on the first Monday of the month. You can eat there or take the food with you. Join us for food or come help us prepare and/or pass out the food to our neighbors.
Questions? Interested in volunteering? Email Lydia Locke.
Huntsville Assistance Program (HAP)
Collect non-perishable food items the 2nd Sunday. Drop off shelf in narthex.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Knit/crochet prayer shawls the church blesses and gives away. Contact: Diane Carson
Children Ministry /Nursery
Weekly and seasonal opportunities to help with our programs for children. Contact: Ellyn Smith
Weekly and seasonal opportunities to help with our programs for youth. Contact: Tim Tatum
Heart of christ (honduras)
Aldersgate UMC has supported Heart of Christ Ministry since 2010 through prayers, finances, and sending mission teams to Honduras to support the construction and community development. Contact: Jim Shivers
Seasonal/Short Term efforts
Keep your eyes open for the following outreach efforts during the year. You will see them posted in our newsletter, the announcement slides before church services, and mentioned during services.
Habitat for Humanity Build: We are a part of a build in the spring/summer of 2019. Contact: Phil Patterson
Shoe Boxes at Christmas
Christmas for Children/Angel Tree
International Mission Trips with Heart of Christ and SIFAT every 2 years.
Youth mission trips every summer