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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 llocke@aldersgatehsv.com or 256-883-9062.  

Ongoing efforts

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 (camspann@yahoo.com)

 

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

Youth Ministry

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

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united
methodist
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(256) 883-9062

12901 Bailey Cove Rd 

Huntsville, AL 35803

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