Aldersgate United Methodist Church
A vibrant and inclusive Christian community
growing in faith, love, health and service
14230 SE Newport Way
Bellevue, WA 98006
Children & Family Ministry
Music Director, 1st Service
Music Director, 2nd Service
Core Leaders, Chair
Sunday Service @ 10am
Picnic @ 11:30am
Church Office Closed
Church Office Closed
Church Office Closed
Labor Day Holiday
Church Office Closed
Choir Rehearsals Begin
ACP Parent Meeting
Sept 12 & 13
ACP Open House
Pastor's Study Begins
Sunday School Begins
Click these links to read the minutes of the Core Leadership Team and the monthly minutes of the Ministry Teams.
To bring a project, program or fundraiser idea to the Aldersgate Common Table for consideration, please fill out the
ACT PROPOSAL FORM
explanation of the Core Leadership Team and a description of the Aldersgate Common Table, CLICK HERE.
Feed Your Soul
See today's devotional from the Upper Room.
This Sunday there is only one
worship service at 10:00am.
the Light of the World"
This Sunday at 10:00am we gather together as one body in Christ to worship. We have invited all the children and their parents from Vacation Bible School. This year the VBS theme was "Follow Jesus." This is an important message for all of us to hear, not just the children, and so this Sunday we will learn some important reasons why we should all follow Jesus through Bible stories and songs.
Plan to stay for the all church picnic following the service (about 11:30am). Please bring a salad or side dish to share with 10-12 people and also a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.
2nd Service Ushers Needed
Volunteers are needed to help usher at the 2nd service on a regular monthly basis. We already have 2 ushers per Sunday but we would like 3-4 ushers per Sunday. We need help at the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Sunday of the month. JUST ONCE A MONTH! Duties include handing out bulletins, lighting/extinguishing candles, helping with the offering, tiding up the sanctuary after the service. Please sign up on Sunday's attention form or contact the church office if you can help.
quarter contribution statements were sent out via e-mail or regular mail, if we do not have an e-mail on file for you. With summer vacations being taken, church attendance takes a normal dip and with this, a dip in our cash flow! Please take a moment to review your statement and if you find you have fallen behind on your annual pledge, now is a great time to catch up. If after reviewing your statement you notice a discrepancy, please contact Linda Reichenbach.
If you are interested in on-line giving, please contact Melinda Lilley.
With the retirement of Ted Snyder, Aldersgate is in need of a Facilities Coordinator. Working with the Trustees and the Church Custodian, it is a paid part-time position involving a variety of duties which cover the maintenance requirements of the church property. Experience with the church and working with volunteers is a plus. The hours are flexible and are expected to average 48 hours a month. Compensation rate is competitive and based on experience. For more information, contact Rich Detering, Trustees Chairman, at
, or Harris Atkins, Staff Parrish Relations
Pastor Laura Wall Resigns
It is with great sadness that Pastor Laura shares her decision to resign her position at Aldersgate in order to accept full-time employment with Compass Health. Click Here to read more about her decision.
Resource Library News
We are very grateful to Pastor Brad who allowed us to select many books from his private collection! Please browse a portion of these now on display on the library table and mobile cart, along with a few new books purchased at Annual Conference.
Kid's Club Volunteers
Please CLICK HERE to sign up to host a Kid's Club this summer. It is easy and fun and a great way to serve the church. Kid's Club is a fellowship time for kids during the first worship service. There are typically between 4-15 kids present that range from 3 years old to tween age. Share a part of your story and your passions with the kids - they love getting to know members of their Aldersgate Family. Play games or do an art project with them. Talk with Jen Hoerber about ideas that could work or to find someone to host with you!
July 31 @ 11:30am
Come to the annual church picnic 11:30am on July 31. The main dish and drinks will be provided. Please bring a salad or side dish to share with 10-12 people. Also bring a lawn chair or a blanket to sit on. We will have lawn games and a few contests to continue the fun! Please sign up to attend on Sunday's attendance form.
Youth Group (6th-12th Grade)
Youth Group continues through the summer on
Sunday evenings from
All youth from 6th-12th grade are welcome.
for the summer schedule.
If you have any questions about the youth program, contact Pastor Brad or Jen Hoerber.
Here are some upcoming events:
*July 31 - ALL Church Picnic, 11:30am. No Youth Group.
*August 7 - No Youth Group
*August 14 - Youth Group 6:00-8:00pm
*August 21 - Youth Group 6:00-8:00pm - Kickball!
Hike with us Saturday morning on August 27 on the Twin Falls Trail. Everyone is welcome! Meet at the trailhead at 9am. To reach the trailhead, drive east on I-90 to exit 34. Turn right at the end of the exit ramp, and proceed a little more than half a mile to SE 159th Street. Continue another half mile to the Twin Falls Trailhead.
You will need a Discover Pass, or pay a fee to park.
Outreach & Missions
VBS Mission Project
School Supply Fundraiser
Partnering with Congregations for Kids, AUMC and the VBS families are collecting school supplies for students from low income families within the Bellevue School District so that they will have a Good Start Back to School. Please donate supplies t and drop them off at the school bus display in the narthex through
July 31. Click Here for the school supply list.
Gleaning Volunteer Needed
Aldersgate has an ongoing gleaning project with Starbucks in Factoria. We collect their leftover pastries and distribute them to homeless shelters. We need another volunteer for the third Friday of the month to collect the food and deliver it to the church freezer. Please sign up on Sunday's attendance form if you can help. And many thanks to all the gleaning volunteers who assist with this project! Contact Jan Durham for more information.
Rebuild: Up From the Ashes
Dale Hoff, a retired contractor and Lay Leader at University Temple United Methodist Church is organizing work crews to travel to the Carlton Fire complex to help rebuild homes for families that are homeless as a result of the fires. Help is needed on July 25-26 and August 10-11. If you are interested in helping, please contact Dale at email@example.com or 206-713-8233..
Thrift Shop Volunteers Needed
Saint Margaret's Thrift Shop, just down the road from us by Newport High School, is looking for some volunteers to help at the Thrift Shop. They need people to process donations and also to work the sales floor. As a volunteer, you will receive a store discount and first pick of the items donated. What a deal! St. Margaret's Thrift Shop provides clothing and household goods to those in need. Excess donations are sent on to the Salvation Army and support is given to the residents of Andrew's Glen, a low-income apartment complex that Aldersgate helps with a monthly meal. If you are interested, contact the Thrift Shop at 425-641-6830 or firstname.lastname@example.org
People Who Passed Away
*Founding member Jack Wilder
*Jennifer Maybee's friend Kim
People with Health Concerns
*Lea & Ferrel Fox's great-granddaughter Eliana
*Londa Narmita's co-worker Jim
*Bud & Dorothy Bennett's cousin
*Ruth Carver's cousin John
*Jenny Andrews' parents Valerie and Tim
*Betty Fredeen's friends Hannah and Pearl
Marvin & Norma Bush's daughter Karen
*Missionary Katherine Parker
*Our church kids who are away at summer camp
Submit prayer requests to Dorothy Bennett, the Prayer Chain Coordinator, or fill out a pew prayer card or contact the church office. Prayer requests will stay on the Prayer Chain for about 3 weeks. Please contact Dorothy or the church office with an update if you want the request to be prayed for longer.
All prayer requests will appear in the church newsletters unless you specifically request otherwise.
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