June Newsletter
We are having fun in the sun! VBS, Summer Speaker Series, and Pastor Jim Clark arriving are all things we have to look forward to and read about below.
Staff Parish Relations Committee
Pastor Jim and his family will be in attendance for church on Sunday, July 1st. George Purnell will be preaching that day. We will introduce Pastor Jim and his family to the church and then following the one 10 am service we will have a "welcome" reception for the Clark family in the atrium. Pastor Jim will begin preaching on Sunday, July 8th at our normal two services. Pastor Jim and his family will move into their new home in Evansville on June 19th.

Jan Dull, SPRC Committee Chair
Welcome, New Members!
Two families joined Aldersgate in the past month! Please join us in welcoming Rachel Abate (daughter Ianna Abate) and Shirley Abate and Mike and Darla Chapman (and their children Max, Tyler, and Landrie) into the Aldersgate Faith-Family!
Words of Thanks
The Spring Fling Craft and Vendor Fair was quite the success! Thank you so much to all of our diligent volunteers, shoppers, and yard sign displayers in your help raising money to send our children and youth to summer camp! As always, we look forward to next year's Spring Fling and all of the fun and fellowship it will bring.
Aldersgate Faith Family,
Thank you so much for all the cards, prayers and kind works following the death of my mother. We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful church family. - David and Terri White
Aldersgate Church and Staff,
We so appreciate you giving our group a home! Thank you to the church and staff for your hard work and support to let our group meet and be there for each other. - MOPS (Moms of Pre-Schoolers) of Aldersgate 
Children Ministries
Vacation Bible School: Registration is Open!
June 18 - 22, 9 am - noon each day
This year's VBS will be the Rolling River Rampage. It is open to all children 3 years old to exiting 5th graders. The cost per child is $5 and is due on or before the first day of VBS. This payment can be made in the church office, the offering plate, or at the registration table on June 18. Click the following link to register your children. Contact Nancy in the church office if you are available to volunteer.
Youth Ministries
Summer Youth Gatherings
There will be no Sunday or Wednesday night Youth Group from June 2-June 17 or July 5-July 31. During the summer, both Sunday School and Tuesday afternoon Bible Study will meet as normal. We have planned a day at HOLIDAY WORLD in July: On July 3rd, we will be gathering at the church to spend a day of fun in the sun! We'll have a few other opportunities both to serve and to have fun this summer, so be sure to keep in touch with Cory and Jeff for what's going on!
Give Back Night at Hacienda
The Youth have a give back night scheduled for June 25 at Hacienda! We will have vouchers and coupons to hand out by the end of the week as well as the times that you are able to attend. Thank you for your continued support of Aldersgate's Youth!
Mission Trip
Our mission trip is booked! We will be doing a Red Bird Mission trip from June 23 to June 29, 2019 in Eastern Kentucky. Cory will have a packet together by the end of the week for all interested. It will include a packing list, what we will be doing, information about Red Bird Mission, meal schedule, and an itinerary.

Please consider going on this wonderful mission trip next year! The cost will be $395 a person. We will be raising majority of these funds over the next year. The first installment, which is the $50 deposit, is due by the end of August. Please reach out to Cory at cgiesleman@yahoo.com or 812-204-8916 if your youth is interested in going or if you have any questions!
Calendar and Events
Happy birthday, June 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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June 1
June 3
June 5
June 6
June 7
June 9
June 10

June 11
June 12
June 13
June 14
June 15
June 17
June 20
June 21
June 22
June 23
June 25
June 28
June 29
Terri Graupner
Rae Clodfelter, Doug Hunter
Tyler Simpson
Robin Fellers
Norman Bailey, Bruce Taber
Helen Herrell
Michele Brookman, Steve Fischer, Jennie Hiam, Aleta Ritchey, Ethan Wilkinson, Lauren Witte
Elsie Call
Allison Becker, Molly Herrmann, Wendy Hunter, Dan Michel
Brian McGuire
Becky Fischer
Jenn Dickens, Suzann McCool, Kelly Wilkinson
Cindi Beeler, Ellison Kruckenberg, Frankie Leggett
Ralph Hanna
Brooke Kruckenberg, Pam Meythaler
Connie Montgomery
Landrie Chapman
Ken Julian
Ken Eskridge
Joyce Eskridge
June Calendar
June 3

June 5
June 6

June 10

June 14
June 16
June 17



June 18-22
June 22
June 24

June 25
June 26
June 28
Church Council Meeting, 9:45 am in front of Sanctuary
Start of the Summer Speaker Series, 9:45 am in Media Center
Trustees Meeting, 6:30 pm in Room 105
Summer Choir rehearsal begins, 6:30 pm in Sanctuary. All are welcome to join!
Summer Speaker Series, 9:45 am in Media Center
Game Night, 6-8 pm in Media Center
Book Club Meets at Barnes & Noble, 2nd floor, 1:30 pm
M. A. L. E. ( Men’s) Breakfast, 7:30 am at the Carousel
One service at 10 am (Sunday School 8:45-9:45 am)
Pastor Rick and Pam Bell’s last Sunday with us, reception following in the Atrium
NO Summer Speaker Series
Vacation Bible School, 9 am - 12 pm each day
VBS Picnic, 12 pm in FLC
One service at 10 am (Sunday school 8:45-9:45 am), VBS Sunday; NO Summer Speaker Series
Mountain Mission Truck pick up at Aldersgate
Centering Prayer, 9:30 am, room 101
Rev. Lynn Renne leaves for Kenya; returns July 16
Looking Ahead
July 1



July 4
July 8-13
One service at 10 am (Sunday school 8:45-9:45 am)
Pastor Jim Clark and family’s first Sunday at Aldersgate, reception following in Atrium
NO Summer Speaker Series
Closed in observance of the 4 th of July
Children’s Camp (2 nd – 5 th graders) Santa Claus, IN with Nancy
Summer Speakers Series is back!
Everyone is welcome to attend the Summer Speaker Series beginning on June 3 from 9:45-10:45 am Sunday mornings in the Media Center. The topic for this summer is "Looking at the Past; Gaining Knowledge for the Future." Below is the full schedule.

** If anyone who has been in the service and has not contacted Sharon or Dan Michel, please contact them ASAP at 812-490-0110 or smichel424@aol.com to be recognized during the June 3 Summer Speaker program.
June 3


June 10


June 17
June 24
July 1
July 8

July 15

July 22

July 29

August 5

August 12

August 19

August 26
Honor Flight/Thank You for Your Service
Joe Miller, Honor Flight
Members of Aldersgate who served in the military
Amani Medical Clinic Project
Jenna and Michelle McClary, Kristian Lockyear,
Zack Potter, Lynn Renne
No program
No program
No Program
Historic Preservation of Evansville
Dr. Jim Renne
The Igleheart Family Estate Project
Dr. Mark Browning
Welcome Traveler; Historic Hotels in Evansville
Tom Lonnberg, Curator- Evansville Museum
The 1937 Flood and its Effects on Evansville
Patricia Sides- Willard Library
Keys to a Longer Life
Dr. Doug Hatler
The Old Cemeteries of Evansville
Dennis Au
Historic Homes of Evansville
Joseph Engler
Trip to the Holy Land
Rev. Mitch Giesleman
Tri-State Cancer Survivor Day: June 3
Come celebrate cancer survivors with us! Games for all ages, food, and a chance raffle will make this a fun day for everyone!

Are you a cancer survivor? By simply sharing your first name, type of cancer, and years since diagnosis you can help us build the Trail of Hope , to recognize all survivors. Watch our Facebook page for more information about this event, including sneak peeks at raffle prizes (look for #GildasSneakPeek ).

Ever wonder how many survivors are in the tri-state area ?
SongShine Evansville is Unlocking Speech with Song
New Class Begins on June 5
Losing the ability to speak and communicate clearly can be devastating. But for voices affected by Parkinson’s, stroke, other neurological disorders, or simply aging, singing can bring energy and life back to speech. Strengthening speaking voices is the mission of SongShine Foundation. SongShine Evansville presents a music-based voice therapy program using classing singing exercises (Vocalises), relaxation, physical awareness and breath, diction and articulation, creative imagination, emotional engagement, rhythmic movement, and group singing to enhance speech. SongShine’s emphasis on singing also helps lift spirits, touch hearts, release memories, and creates camaraderie as participants sing their way to stronger speech. SongShine helps you gain vocal strength through the power of music. And it is FUN! Check out SongShine Evansville on Facebook.

Our next class will meet weekly on Tuesdays, June 5 through August 14, 2018. The class meets from 1:30 -2:30 pm (1 st week only come at 1:00 for registration). Classes are held at Aldersgate. Classes are FREE, but a $10 registration fee is required. Call (812) 598-8332 or pre-register online at WWW.SongShineforParkinsons.org . Classes are taught by Certified SongShine Instructors. Scholarships are available if needed.
Game Night
The Game Night bunch will be meeting on June 10 from 6 to 8 pm in the Aldersgate Media Center. This is a wonderful time for Aldersgate adults to gather and play fun games such as Clabber, bridge, and various board games. See you there!
Book Club
June 14         
July 12         
August 9   
Sept 13
October 11   
November 8
Dec 13
Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis
The Doll House by Fiona Davis
The Devil in the White City by Eric Larson
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak
We'll do something fun!
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body;
Tips from Latest Research
June 12 from 10 am to 12 pm at Evansville Central Library
For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

Designed for general public; donations welcomed.
The Guest speaker will be Joe Kendall- AARP Caregiver resources.
Refreshments will be provided by AARP Indiana.

Registration required: please call 1-800-272-3900 or visit here  
Yoga in the Aldersgate Media Center
Tuesday/Thursday Yoga Class 9-10 am
Cost per class is $8.00, drop-in ( no registration required ). Bring a Yoga mat ( mats are available in class if you do not have one ). The class is gentle yet effective in strengthening capacities of breath, attention/focus, balance, overall strength and flexibility. Each movement is primarily centered around attention and breath, and will be appropriately adapted to the practitioner. This class is therapeutic in nature and welcomes all variations of bodies, minds, and levels of experience. The class includes standing, lying, and seated postures. The instructor will be able to help with any necessary modifications. The instructor has nine years of experience teaching yoga classes. She is currently undergoing a four year yoga therapist training in order to skillfully and appropriately apply the wisdom in the tools of yoga to further help individuals with general health issues that impose suffering. Feel free to contact the instructor Whitney Arvin at 812-296-6828 if you have questions about the class or are interested in a personalized yoga practice or individual session.
Tuesday/Thursday Yoga Class 10:30-11:30 am
& Thursday Yoga Class 5:30-6:30 pm
Cost $10.00 per class, drop-in ( no registration required). Bring a Yoga mat ( mats are available in class if you do not have one). Yoga is a holistic approach to health and personal growth. You will feel better right away after your first practice, with a calmer mind and more relaxed body. Over time, regular practice will also address the deeper root of issues and resolve conditions that affect your well-being. My classes incorporate yoga poses to balance the body, as well as breathing and medication. I also teach private lessons for students interested in beginning a personal yoga practice, and I am licensed massage therapist practicing in Evansville. I look forward to working with you and with you great joy in yoga and life. You can find me and my yoga videos, recordings, and writing online. Please visit these sites and enjoy the free resources I’ve created or contact me ( Zoe Sipes, experienced Yoga Teacher, Massage Therapist) at 812-250-9642 if you have questions.
Y12SR - The Yoga of 12-Step Recovery
Monday 6:30-8 pm
Meetings are by donation and are in room 101 and the Media Center. Y12SR combines the practical tools of the 12-step program with the ancient wisdom of yoga. Combining the two creates a modes that truly addresses addiction as the physical, mental, and spiritual disease that it is. Y12SR is a 12-step based discussion and yoga practice that is open to anyone and everyone dealing with their own addictive behavior or affected by the addictive behavior of others. This is an open and inclusive group. All A’s are welcome. For more information, contact Sue Meyer at 812-459-1474.