Mission Project for June 2018


Our Mission Project for the month of June is the Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen. Aldersgate congregation has supported Dorothy Day for a number of years. A devoted group is always there on the first Wednesday of the month. Contact Janie Matson, 980-2357, if you are interested in participating.

We will be collecting the following items during the month of June:

Canned tomato products (any kind)

Canned vegetables (corn, mixed vegetables, carrots, green beans, peas)

Soups (especially vegetable, any kind of cream, tomato, cheese, broths)

Canned Beans (baked beans, pinto, black-eyed peas, kidney, butter beans)

Pasta (spaghetti, macaroni—NOT lasagna -, egg noodles)

Canned tuna fish

Canned fruits

Also needed are paper products

Paper towels, napkins, plates, hot and cold cups,

Plastic utensils

Other items needed are:

Large foil baking pans.

Aluminum foil and plastic wrap.

Catsup, mustard, barbeque sauce

Salt, pepper, dried onions, fresh onions, garlic powder, chili powder

Cleaning products are always helpful.

Dish towels, Dishwashing liquid, Bleach, Baking soda, White Vinegar, Liquid hand soap, cleaning liquid

Monetary donations are always welcome and are used very carefully.



Your Mission Committee

Vacation Bible School


Vacation Bible School will be at Aldersgate UMC on the evenings of Monday, 7/16/18 through Friday, 7/20/18, with Friday being the dinner and program for parents. Our theme this year is the Beatitudes. Kay is the director. A sign up sheet for volunteers will be out in May.

Additionally, Pastor Steve is planning a weekend VBS type program in someone’s home and is looking for a volunteer host. Dates will be determined once the location is secured.

Thank you! Marilee








        Have you heard about the next Survivor game show they have planned?  Six men will be dropped on an island with one van and four kids for six weeks.  Each child plays two sports and takes music or dance lessons.  There is no access to fast food.  Each man must take care of his four children, keep his assigned house clean, correct all homework, complete science projects, cook, and do six loads of laundry a day.  The men have access to television but only when the kids are sleeping and all chores are done.  One catch: there is only one TV between them and no remote control.  Each man must be able to get a four-year-old to eat green beans.  They must also, simultaneously, be able to change a messy diaper and clean up after a sick baby.  They have to be able to juggle a wiggly toddler, six bags of groceries, answer the door to pay the pizza delivery guy, while the dog is barking, and shave without cutting themselves.  One of the challenges will be to prepare a meal for six with three hotdogs, four fish sticks, six chicken nuggets, a bag of frozen broccoli, half a can of tomato sauce, day-old macaroni and cheese, stale potato chips and guacamole.   They will be judged on how well they can make a model of a Native American teepee with six toothpicks, a tortilla, and one magic marker.  The winner gets voted off the island and gets his old job back!

        Actually, the winner gets called “Mom” or “Dad” and receives the grand prize of a lifetime full of blessings and heartache and joy and headaches and unimaginable love and upset stomachs.  For all of you Aldersgate Moms and Dads who give so much to the children of our church, God bless you!  Thank you for everything you do.  You show us Christ.  You show our children Christ’s love.  May you know the greater blessing, the gift of God that makes us all spiritual mothers and fathers to every child we know or meet.  God trusts them to us, to our care.

        If you are a child, please take time to tell a parent, or a spiritual parent, thank you.  Let them know they make a difference in your life.  May is known as the Festival of the Christian Home.  Celebrate the goodness of the home from which you came.  Celebrate the goodness of our church home.  And pray for those living in homes where the goodness is hard to see.  Let someone know they have been your blessing.  Pastor Steve


Blog — Wycliffe Associates' Dinner


Come, join us at the Spring Wycliffe Bible Translators' dinner on Saturday, April 21, 6:00 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn.  During the evening you will hear how new translation methods and innovative technology are changing Bible translation from approximately twenty years (start to finish) to less than a year in some cases.  Pastor Jacob Ramothudi, Wycliffe Regional Coordinator for Southern Africa, is the guest speaker.  If you have visited JAARS in Waxhaw, you know something about Wycliffe.  The Associates are the funding arm of Wycliffe.  There is no charge, but reservations are required.  A love offering is taken to help defray the cost of the meal.  Contact Janie Matson, 803-980-2357, to make your reservation.