March Newsletter
Happy Birthday,
March babies!
Keep these people in your prayers on their special day! Email info@aldersgateum.org to have your birthday added to the list.
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3/2         Kimberley Peterson, Alan Stahl
3/4         Kody Conrad
3/5         Krystal Whitsell, Elissa Garrett
3/6         Gale Miller, Heather Nalley
3/8         Mary Jane Jones, Kelcie
              Katterhenry
3/9         Katie Brookman
3/10       Carolyn Stitt
3/11       Kari Dornburg
3/12       Bob Reid
3/13       Ron Jochum, Margaret Newcomb,
              Rich Smith
3/15       Bill Clippinger, Betty Kendall 3/16       Tristan Anthony, Michael Milner 3/17       Ellyn Hulsey, Abby White
3/18       Anne Martin, Dorothy St. Clair
3/20       Karen Anthony, Amy Dingman,
              Marnie Meyer, Olivia Thompson
3/22       Patrick Barner, Karson Gordon,
              Paige Neireiter
3/23       JoAnna Maloy
3/24       Penne Gambrall, John Mehling,
              Elizabeth Roberts
3/25       Lillian Crawford, Charles Ann
              Jarvis, Barry Schaar
3/26       Mitch Gieselman, Roger Watson 3/27       Trent Albright, Madison Milner,
              Gina Schaar
3/28       Paige Hunter
3/29       Tom Fischer
3/30       Don Mobley
3/31       Darrin Aldridge, Elbert Moody

March Calendar
March 1               Ash Wednesday service 7 pm
March 3-5            Spring Women’s Retreat, Barn Abbey, New Harmony
March 7               Trustees Meeting, 6:30 pm
March 9               Book Club Meets at Barnes & Noble, 2nd floor, 1:30 pm
March 10             Kids’ Night Out, 5:30-8:30
March 12             Daylight Savings (Turn clocks forward 1 hour)
                            African Children’s Choir to perform both services
March 13             Stewardship Meeting, 6:30 pm
March 20             C.A.J.E. Justice Ministry Meeting, 6:00 pm
March 27-31        Spring Break Week March 18
                            M. A. L. E. (Men’s) Breakfast, 7:30 am
March 28             Centering Prayer, 9:30 am

Looking Ahead
April 13       Holy Thursday – Service 7 pm
April 14       Good Friday – Service at 7 pm
April 16       Easter Sunday
May 6          3rd annual Spring Fling Craft
                   and Vendor Fair. 9am-2pm
June 19-23  VBS Week, 9am-Noon

SAVE THE DATE:
Spring Fling Craft and Vendor Fair
Saturday, May 6th from 9 am- 2 pm
Register NOW for a booth at this link. Email Brooke at aldersgatecraftfair@gmail.com for more information.  Proceeds will help support the Children & Youth of Aldersgate to attend church camp and other activities throughout the summer. 
African Children's Choir

Sunday, March 12, 2017
8:30 am & 11 am
#ACCRejoice
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During the Week at Aldersgate
Sundays
• Sweet Hour of Prayer - 7:30-8:30 am, Sunday mornings in Room 101. Contact person: Sue Moore
• Faith Journeys - 9:45-10:45 am. Five adult classes of video discussion and/or Bible study format.   
• Sunday Suppers - 5:45-6:30 pm in the Family Life Center. Organized by Nancy Roberts, this potluck/pitch-in meal is for anyone who would like to come and enjoy dinner with your church family! $3 per person suggested donation.  
Mondays

• Men’s Bible Study: 12-1 pm, Aldersgate Media Center. Contact person: Elzie McBride
Tuesdays
• Women’s Bible Study: 9-11 am, Aldersgate, Room 102. Leaders: Marilyn Haley & Sally Gee
• Quilters: 9 am-1 pm, Room 104
• Centering Prayer: Join us on the 4th Tuesday of each month, 9:30-10:30 am in room 101.  God speaks in all kinds of ways, including silence.
Wednesdays
Free Hot Breakfast for Harrison Students: 6:30-7:15 am, Family Life Center kitchen and gym
Open Gym - Basketball for Adults: 2:20-6:00 pm , in the gym
Yoga: 5:30-6:30 pm in the Media Center. Class is drop-in and $5.
Club 345: 6-7:30 pm in Room 110. Bible Study, Snacks & Fun for kids in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades.
Social Dancing: 6-7 pm in the Atrium
Thursdays
• Book Club meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at Barnes & Noble (2nd floor) 1:30 pm. 
Fridays
• Prayer Shawl Ministry – The knitters are taking a break for the winter months. They will return in March on the 3rd Friday of the month from 9:30-11 AM.  Knit or Crochet items that comfort those in need. Contact person: Jan Dull
Children
Childcare
• Infant-3 years old - 8:30am, 9:30am & 10:45 am, room 205, adult supervised.
• 3-5 years old - Adult supervised childcare is provided for special services and events.
Sunday School : Sunday mornings 9:45-10:45 am
• 3-5 years old | Room 208
• Kindergarten-2nd grade | Room 217
• 3rd-5th graders | Room 212
Club 345 (Children’s Bible Study): Wed., 6-7:30 pm in Room 110, Bible Study & Snack. Fun for kids in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades.
Children’s Director Contact Information: Nancy Roberts, (812) 477-7816, n.roberts@aldersgateum.org  
Kids Night Out will be on the
following dates this semester
:
Friday , March 10
Friday
, April 28
FridayMay 12
Contact Nancy in the office
to make a reservation
.
Youth (6th-12th Grades)
Faith Journeys Class : Sundays 9:45-10:45 am, Youth Center kitchen
Continuing our talks on Spiritual Formation, including what spiritual disciplines are, and how we can best build ourselves up spiritually
Youth Group : Sunday evenings, 4:30-6 pm, Youth Center
Youth Bible Study : Tuesday afternoon 3:30-4:30 pm, Media Center
Free Hot Breakfast for Harrison Students : Wednesday mornings, 6:30-7:15 am, Family Life Center
Church Camp : For our Children and Youth. Dates to come!!
Give-Back Fundraisers: We have two give back nights coming up - Chipotle on March 12th and Azzip Pizza (all locations: West, East, and Newburgh) on March 15th. We will have coupons and information on how it works in the coming weeks. Questions about fundraisers? Contact Cory Gieselman or Brooke Kruckenberg.
Check out the Aldersgate UMC Youth Ministries Facebook page! 
Adult Faith Journeys

Room 102 | New Disciples Class:  Dr. Mike Herrell, teacher
Currently studying Great Figures of the New Testament by Amy-Jim Levine. In a few weeks the class will study The New Testament; How It Was Finalized by Professor Bart Ehrman (with DVD). Everyone is welcome to join the class for this interesting study. 
Room 103
| New Horizons Class:  Michelle and John Bryant, teachers

Currently studying Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis (with DVD)

Room 104
| Brooke Kruckenberg, teacher

Currently studying Break Through;  Unleashing God’s Power Into
Impossible Situations by Chip Ingram
*Room 105
| Christians Under Construction:  DeAndrea Ford, teacher

*Room 110
| Fellowship Class:  Lew Plane, teacher

Studying Revival by Adam Hamilton (faith as John Wesley lived it) 

Room 214 | Lenten Study: Dr. Jim Renne, teacher
Sunday, March 4- Sunday, April 9
Studying
"Creed, What Christians Believe and Why, Exploring the Apostle's Creed" by Adam Hamilton

* These classes are joining the Lenten Study from March 5-April 9 in Room 214.

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Music Ministry
Cherubs (Pre-K) Meets Sundays,
5-5:30 pm, Room 217

Choristers (Gr.1-5) Meets Sundays, 5-5:45 pm, Room 201
Chancel Choir - Meets Thursdays 6:30-7:45 pm, Room 201
Contempo! Choir - Meets Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, Sanctuary
Bell Choir - Meets on Sundays,
6:30-7:30 pm,
Room 203
Words of Thanks

Thank you for your continued prayers for Bob Wilson's healing and transition to Virginia. His new address is: Bob & Beth Wilson, 1009 Hyde Lane, Henrico, VA 23229.
Blessings, Aldersgate Staff

Dear Church Family,
We want to express our heartfelt thanks for the cards, call and words of comfort you gave us in the unexpected death of my brother, Gregg. Your prayers are the only way we continue to get through this difficult time. 
Doug, Wendy, Paige, Brady Hunter and Gregg & Carol Payne
Words cannot express how much it meant to be remembered by Aldersgate.
Been very overwhelming and all happened so quickly. Each day is getting better and he is being a good patient.

Thanks, Bruce and Myra Taber

Prayer Shawl Ministry,
"During a time like this we realize how much our friends and relatives really mean to us....
Your expression of sympathy will always be remembered"
Thank you for the beautiful prayer shawl and remembering me during the loss of my mother.
Sincerely, Evelyn Johnston
To All in the Prayer Shawl Ministry,
Your work is such a blessing to Aldersgate members in our times of grief, health issues, and needs. The shawls bring great comfort and I appreciate the one you gave me following my precious brother's death. For now, I am offering this treasure to my dear mother who at 98 has lost her youngest son. She has trouble getting sweaters on so this will be a blessing in several ways to her. She is handling his death well, knowing she will be with him soon. Her faith is keeping her going but the parent should not lose a child.
With blessing and thanks, Pat Kimberlin
Thank you, thank you for telling your congregation about the new treasure in the tri-state that is Gilda's Club. We also thank you for your generous donation which helps provide both the setting and the services for those impacted by cancer at any age, any stage - all free of charge. Cozy. Warm. Caring. Fun! Informative. Joyful. Comforting. Way cool. These are some words overheard about GCEVV, just one more way of giving thanks.
Be blessed, even as you are a blessing.
Ann's Kitchen Committee, Becky Heisler, Jim Kimsey, Pam Kimsey, Cathy Paradossi, Debbie Faulk, Sue Moore, Pat Miller, Greg Wilhite, Gale Miller, Amanda Herrmann, Michele Bryant
Church Mouse

• The church mouse counted, and the Prayer Shawl Ministry has handed out 279 total prayer shawls to those grieving, with health issues, or in need.

•  74 years is a long time to be married... congratulations to Bob and Kate Ashby on celebrating their 74th anniversary last month. What an example of love!

Stay Fit at Aldersgate
Open Court Basketball – Wednesday afternoons, 2:30-6 pm.
Yoga  – all classes meet in the Media Center, and there is no need to register for class. Just drop-in!
  Tuesday & Thursday 7:45-8:45 am
  Tuesday & Thursday 9-10:15 am 
  Monday and Wednesday 5:30-6:30 pm
Walk Indoors – 8:30 am-3:30 pm on weekdays. Walk in a safe, level environment at Aldersgate, no matter what the weather. 

Lenten Bible Study
March 5 - April 9

Dr. Jim Renne will be leading a 6 week Lenten Study on Sunday mornings from 9:45-10:45 am in the Gallery (Rm 214). "Creed, What Christians Believe and Why, Exploring the Apostles' Creed" by Adam Hamilton is $14 and is available in the church office or at the first class. 

Spring Flowers for Easter
Spring flowers will decorate the altar Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017. Donate flowers in memory, honor, or celebration of a loved one. You may take your flowers home following the 11:00 am service or pick them up during the week. Contact the church at 812-477-7816 or info@aldersgateum.org to sponsor a plant. Deadline for ordering is Sunday, April 9, 2017.
Donate Baked Goods
to the Coffee Bar!

Do you like to bake? Do you want a new way to volunteer at church? Look no further! The coffee bar is seeking bakers to donate sweet treats on Sunday mornings. See Annie at the coffee bar on Sundays or email her at annieroberts12@gmail.com to sign up!
Book Club
3/9: Before I Go to Sleep, S. Watson
4/13: Hillbilly Elegy,  JD Vance
5/11: The Women in Cabin 10, Ruth Ware
6/8: News of the World, Paulette Jiles
7/13: The Secret Chord, Geraldine Brooks
8/10: The Bookshop on the Corner, Jenny Colgan
9/14: All the Light You Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
10/12 : Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain
11/8 : Members pick
12/14: Bring your favorite cookbook
Book Club meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at Barnes & Noble (2nd floor) at 1:30 pm. Join us for coffee & conversation. Invite your friends, everyone is welcome. Contact Evelyn Walker at 812-477-1618 with questions.
Men's Lenten Breakfast
Each breakfast begins at 7:15 am.
March 4, St. James UMC
March 11, Aldersgate UMC
March 18, Centenary UMC
March 25, Central UMC
April 1, Fairlawn UMC
April 8, Old North UMC
The church van will leave Aldersgate at 6:45 am if you want to ride together.
Quilters
Our "Grandmother's Flower Garden" quilt has been selected to be hung as part of the second "INSPIRATION THROUGH ART" exhibit to be located at the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center at Bellemeade and St. Mary's Drive. The exhibit will run Mondays through Fridays from January 9th to April 7th, 2017.

This quilt is still for sale for $300.00.  A percentage of the sale price will go to Easterseals to help fund a new art-based program for their young clients. 

Please take a few minutes to stop over and view this special exhibit featuring some talented local artists.

2nd Annual Tri-State Creation Care Spring Conference
Tri-State Creation Care is sponsoring its second spring conference on Saturday, March 25th. Several speakers will address our spiritual duty for care of our earth and other topics on how we can live in more sustainable ways. The event is being held at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Evansville (5130 Lincoln Ave). It begins with registration at 8:30 am and concludes at noon. It is free and open to the public. To help with planning, an RSVP to tristate.creation.care@gmail.com saying how many will be attending is appreciated. For more info, email TSCC or check out their Facebook page.
Continued Learning at UE
If you’re looking for a way to delve deeper into topics such as literature, art, history and science, then the University of Evansville’s program for lifelong learners is for you. Each 60-90 minute course meets once a week for five weeks. This semesters personal enrichment non-credit courses include: An Appreciation and Understanding of Twentieth-Century Rock and Roll, instructor Darl Nurrenbern, So You Didn’t Make it to Harlaxton instructor Mitch Gieselman, and Modern Medical Technologies and Ethical Choices, instructions tor Dick Connolly Classes begin March 29 or April 5. The fee is $30.00 per course. There is also an annual membership fee of $100 or $90 for an alumni.  Membership includes several lunches and special events. The University of Evansville Continued Learning Program offers not only exposure to dynamic, interesting topics but also the opportunity to interact with great instructors and other adults who want to continue to learn. For more information or to register go to www.evansville.edu/clue and click on the CLUE bar at the top of the screen or call 812-488-2981 .
Aldersgate's Vision Statement
Rooted in our belief in God:
     We will grow together through our ministry with all people
     We will spread joy, promote peace, and reduce suffering
     We will restore hope through our faith in Jesus Christ.

Aldersgate's Mission Statement
We are a loving and inclusive family of believers who proclaim the good news of Christ through worship, prayer, fellowship, education and mission, leading to the transformation of lives.