October 3, 2014: E-Note

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10:00 am Worship  (Inside as Usual) 
11:30 am Outdoor Fall Worship (Outside by the Playground!)

What do you do when the way ahead is not clear?  How do you “get back on the trail” after losing your way?  “Keep Calm and Press On” the apostle Paul advises in Philippians 3:4-14.  What does this look like in our individual lives and in the life of our congregation?  Come and find out this Sunday, 10:00 and 11:30 am.

It’s World Communion Day and we’ll be celebrating our unity in Christ with Christians around the world by gathering at the Lord’s Table at both services.

And at 11:30 Outdoor Fall Worship Service we will open up our table to our community for an intimate worship service on the lawn by the playground. Come enjoy the crisp fall air in God’s glory on Sunday morning. There will be hot apple cider and treats served.

It’s a joy to be in ministry with you and I look forward to seeing you Sunday!Grace and peace,Scott Davis, Lead Pastor


It’s Christmas in Cambodia

Help bring Christmas to the “poorest of poor” in Cambodia this year by supporting  Clara Biswas, our missionary in Cambodia.  Clara is in the planning stages of obtaining funds and materials for her children’s annual Christmas program as she serves children in slum areas and garbage dumps. Her program in Cambodia supports 620 students in public schools by providing classes in such areas as music, computer science, and art. It offers Sunday school and conducts Christmas and Easter programs each year.

You may make a check payable to “AUMC” with “Christmas in Cambodia” in the memo section.  Financial gifts will be accepted through Sunday, October 26th.  Help Clara bring the loving spirit of Christmas to the children living in the slums and garbage dumps of Cambodia. Our teachings tell us “To bring hope to the hopeless, bring light to those who are in the dark, bring Christ to the poor, and share the love of God,” (Luke 4:18-19).

 

Treasure: A Stewardship Program on Faith and Money

TreasureMain1280x800On Sunday, October 26, we will begin a churchwide study and worship emphasis called Treasure: A Stewardship Program on Faith and Money. The study will be based on Jesus’ words, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21). Over a period of four weeks, we will look at the many ways that our treasure (time, energy, money) affects our hearts. We will consider how financial challenges in our personal lives affect our relationships with people and with God. We will see how giving helps to determine the way we feel and act.

If you have stress related to money or feel there may be more that God is calling you to do with your resources, this will be a helpful study. At the end of the four weeks, we will have the opportunity to make personal commitments of giving to Aldersgate for the coming year. All of us will receive commitment cards in the mail, and the cards will also be available on Sunday mornings. We can fill out these cards and bring them to worship on Sunday, November 16. We look forward to an exciting month considering our treasure and God’s treasure!

Project Linus Make a Blanket Day Sat., October 18, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Fellowship Hall 

Everyone is invited to this great hands-on event where we linusmake quilts for children of various needs. All materials and instructions are provided  – you do not need to know how to sew!  You are encouraged to bring a sewing machine if you have one.  Lunch will be provided by the UMW.   Please let us know if you are coming so we know how much food to prepare. Contact Lynn Bremer at 202-7868 or ltbn2books @comcast.net

Honduras Mission Trip Update

Rachel in Honduras

Aldersgate Church members, Ann Galione and Rachel Miller, will be heading to Honduras as part of a mission team October 16 – 25 and will be working with the World Wide Heart to Heart Ministry, specifically spending time at the new school and at the Children’s Village. More information about the ministry can be found atwww.h2hcv.org. We would to thank you for all the support we have already received and hope the prayers will continue as we prepare to travel and spend time in a country where two-thirds of the population live in poverty.

Along with our presence there are many items that are needed at the school and children’s village. Look for a list of supplies needed at church and all NEW items in the large tub outside of Rachel Miller’s office (room 210). In advance, we thank you for your donations and we covet your prayers!

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