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Youth News

Sunday schedule for all 6th-12th graders is as follows (except this week):
10:05-10:50am- Youth Sunday School (Youth Room)
3:15-4:45pm- Youth Praise Band (Sanctuary)
4:45-6pm- Youth Study Camp (Homework and/or games) (Youth Room)
6-7:30pm- Youth Group (Hospitality Room, Kitchen, Youth Room, and all
over the church sometimes)

Help Us Welcome Our Guests!

Each Sunday we send out personal notes to those who visit with us for
the first time. This is an opportunity to share the fact that Aldersgate is a
welcoming church family. Volunteers write these notes and we have 2
openings to fill. We only ask you to do this once a month and there are
usually 2 or 3 notes to be written. After going through the attendance
sheets on Sunday afternoon, I email the names of those who we want to
receive a welcoming note. I am happy to give you ideas as what to say.
Please let me know if you would be willing to help with this. Jeanne
Hamlin, 434.973.9889 or

Hanging of the Greens

November 13, 2016

Veterans Day Sunday

Today we honor those in our congregation who have served, or are
currently serving, in the United States Armed Forces. We thank you for
your service and pray Gods blessings upon you and your families.

Thanksgiving Day Dinner

We will be adorning our church for the Advent season on Wednesday,

November 30 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. All are invited to help hang
wreaths, decorate the Chrismon trees, set out the nativity scene and put
up banners. We will meet briefly in the Reed Room then disperse to do
our festive task. Please come and join in the fun. Questions? Contact
Kimberley Roll by email: or phone: 973-6382.

Aldersgate family and friends will be celebrating Thanksgiving with a

dinner at NOON on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24. The
menu includes turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry
sauce, rolls, as well as some sides and desserts that people are bringing.
We are not setting cost on the dinner but there will be a basket for
those who would like to make a donation.

District Conference

We ask that everyone please sign up by Sunday, November 20th as it is

very important to know how much food to prepare. Many thanks to
those offering to help with preparation, food, and serving. If you have a
favorite dish you would like to share, please feel free to bring it.

On Saturday, November 19, the Charlottesville District Conference

Training for Clergy and Laity will be held at Aldersgate UMC from 9:30
am to 1:00 pm. The four classes offered include: Treasurer Training
led by the Virginia Conference Treasurers Office, Hospitality
Workshop led by Rev. Jeffrey Smith, Pastor of the West Louisa Charge,
Preview of Reaching New People Workshop led by Rev. Paul
Nickerson, and S/PPRC Training led by District Superintendent Rev.
Danny J. Kesner. For more information, contact the Charlottesville
District UMC at 434.977.4254.

I am excited to tell you that some of our friends from the African
Lighthouse Baptist Temple will be joining us and bringing some of their
dishes to share.
Please email me at or sign up on the RSVP in
the Reed Room.
Thank you! Kathy Morse

Want to bring home God's love in a special way?

New Sunday School Study

The United Methodist Charlottesville District is working to establish a

residential community on the district for individuals with intellectual
disabilities. This is part of the Virginia Conferences Heart Havens network
of homes. During both sip and chats, Christmas cards will be for sale,
featuring the artwork of one of our own Aldersgate young adults, Carly
Vogel and one youth from Cunningham United Methodist Church.
Proceeds from these cards help support this important project. Your use of
these cards can help bring home in a very tangible way the true spirit of
the Christmas season. Just $10 for a packet of 12 cards &
envelopes! Please contact Bob Forrest or Deb Reynolds for more

The AGAPE Sunday School class has begun a new study on Sunday
mornings at 9:00 in Room 108. We will be using a video series by Pastor
Robert Morris, founder of Gateway Church. Please come by and visit
with us. We look forward to seeing you. Questions? Feel free to contact
Jeanne Hamlin, or 434-973-9889.

College Student Care Packages

It's almost time to send care packages out to our college students! We do
this so that they will know that they are in our thoughts and
prayers. Through November 21, we will be collecting candy, chocolate,
gum, pens, pencils, crackers, popcorn, hot chocolate and any other
individually wrapped items that you think a college student might enjoy to
get through exams. Leftover Halloween candy welcome! (Donation tub in
the hospitality room.) Questions? Call Susan Reed 973-0766 or email Thank you; these really do mean a lot to the kids!


Aldersgate UMC is currently hosting the PACEM (People and Congregations
Engaged in Ministry) womens shelter through November 19th.
Opportunities to help include greeting our guests as they arrive, laundering
towels, preparing snacks, helping in the kitchen, spending time with our
guests, and staying overnight. If you would like to make a donation to
support this mission endeavor, please make your checks payable to AUMC
with PACEM on the memo line.

If you have an announcement to include in the weekly bulletin, please have
it to the church office NO LATER than 5pm on Tuesday. Call 434.973.5806
or email

Defying Gravity
Thank you to everyone who has already presented an
Estimate of Giving card. If you have an Estimate of Giving
card to present today, please place it in the offering plate as
it is passed.

Food Drive
As you prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving this year with family and
friends, please remember those less fortunate than we are and contribute
food items to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.
Food that is needed includes: Canned Beef Stew, Ravioli, Spaghetti,
Canned Vegetables Canned Fruit, Cans of 100% Juice, Canned Soups, Rice
1 lb. bag or box; boxed Macaroni & Cheese, Pasta & Pasta Sauce, Coffee/
Tea/Jam/Jelly, Breakfast Cereals/Oatmeal/Grits.
MOST NEEDED ITEMS: Peanut Butter, Canned Chicken or Tuna.
NOTE: Please check expiration dates, NO GLASS JARS and NO jumbo size
containers please. Food Collection Bins will be placed in the Welcome
Center and outside the Reed Room. Food will be collected through
November 30.

Friendship Luncheon
Join us on Tuesday, November 16 at 12:30 pm for the monthly Friendship
Luncheon at the DoubleTree Hotel on Rt. 29 North. We enjoy a delicious
lunch prepared by the DoubleTree chef as well as fellowship and
entertainment. The cost is $12 per person. Contact Jean Ward at
434.964.1178 to make your reservation!