May Newsletter
Happy Birthday,
May babies!
Keep these people in your prayers on their special day! Email to have your birthday added to the list.
5/1        Samantha Bottles, Jordan
             Gieselman, Kris Gordon, Grayson

5/2        Debra Bright, Neil Cozart, Sandy

5/5        Scott Doan, Doris Hinton, Hannah
             Grace Marrs, Abby Orr

5/6        Joyce Gulley, Bruce Meythaler,
             David Wahl, Sam Witte

5/7        Zane Clodfelter, Zach Graupner

        Mason Dornburg, Todd Taber

5/10      Jenny Medcraft

5/12      Bob Ashby, Dennie Thompson

5/13      Cathy Paradossi

5/15      Eric Buedel, Don Katterhenry,
             John Robinson

5/16      Alexa Watson
5/17      Jason Buedel  
5/18      Janice Evans, Hattie Giannini,
             Emily Miller

5/19      Neil Cobb

5/20      Kevin Aker, Bill Altmeyer

5/21      Maris (Robbins) Kivett, Carol

5/22      Ann Robinson

5/23      Nathan Whitsell, Brooklyn Whitsell

5/24      Erin (Miller) Keiser, Abigail

5/26      Chris Kruckenberg

5/27      Angelo Butturi

Darrel Heisler

5/30      Roger Wetzel
5/31      John Bryant, Sarah Buedel, Jo
             Gess, Jimmy Renne, John Stamm,
             Joyce Stamm

Calendar Items
May Calendar
May 2                   Trustees Meeting, 6:30 pm
May 5                   WIKY Extortion Breakfast to promote the Vendor Fair, 7 am
May 6                   3rd annual Spring Fling Craft and Vendor Fair. 9am-2pm
May 8                   C. A. J. E. Nehemiah Action, 6:00 pm at ONB Events Plaza
May 11                 Book Club Meets at Barnes & Noble, 2nd floor, 1:30 pm
May 12                 Kids’ Night Out, 5:30-8:30
May 14                 Graduate Recognition Sunday
May 15                 Stewardship Meeting, 6:30 pm
May 19                 Last day school EVSC
May 20                 M. A. L. E.
(Men’s) Breakfast – at the Carousel
May 21                 Confirmation Sunday, both services
May 23                 Centering Prayer, 9:30 am
May 23                 Last day school Warrick

Looking Ahead
June 3                   Habitat Jubilee (fundraiser for next United Methodist Habitat build)
June 11                 Retirement Celebration for Rev. Lynn Renne, 2-5 pm

June 19-23            Vacation Bible School Week, 9am-Noon
August 13              Music for Sight (fundraiser for cataract surgery equipment in Kenya)
Church Announcements
Completed Lenten Coin Folders
Bring your completed Lenten Coin folder to the church office weekdays 8am-4pm. 
Meet Two of our New Members!
Nolan and Dawn Montgomery have two wonderful children- Jadelyn and Brock. Nolan loves working with youth and is going to school to become a teacher. He enjoys reading, playing the guitar, riding his motorcycle, and playing video games. Dawn works at the AEP power plant in Rockport. She stays busy leading a daisy troop. She likes to do all kinds of craft projects- painting, refurbishing furniture, and making shirts with her cricut. 
Will you go on the next Kenya Mission Trip?!
The dates for Aldersgate's next Kenya Mission Trip are Feb. 9-24, 2018. Let Rev. Lynn know if you're interested! The trip is limited to 8 people. In the meantime, you can help us by collecting:
  • Reading and Prescription glasses
  • Ziploc snack bags with the Ziploc on short edge (to put glasses in)
  • Lens cleaning cloths

Collection baskets are by the giraffe down the hall from the office!

Will you provide snacks for the coffee bar?
Your help is needed! Each Sunday, someone from Aldersgate volunteers to provide snacks for the coffee bar. You don't have to be the next top chef; store bought goodies will also do in addition to homemade baked goods! See Annie at the coffee bar on Sundays or email her at to sign up!
Aldersgate Ministries
Youth (6th-12th Grades)

The last Kids Night Out for this semester is on Friday, May 12 . Contact Nancy in the office to make a reservation .

We are doing a 6 week study during on Colossians.

Message from Cory: We need schedules from everyone! I am attempting to put a calendar together of when all youth have sporting events, concerts, shows, and other activities. They can email these schedules to me or drop a copy of them off in the office.
Elementary Camp goers 2016

Help send our children and youth to camp this summer. For more information contact: Nancy Roberts at for children’s camp and Cory Gieselman at for youth camp.

Children’s Camp (currently in 2nd-4th grade)            July 9-14
*Middle School Camp (currently in 5th-7th grade)    June 11-16, June 18-23, July 9-14
*High School Camp (currently in 8th-11th grade)       July 2-7
* HS and MS Camp is now an extra $30 if you are to still sign up a camper.
Adult Faith Journeys

Room 102 | New Disciples Class:  Dr. Mike Herrell, teacher
Currently studying Old Testament with DVD by Professor Amy-Jill Levine
Room 103
| New Horizons Class:  Michelle and John Bryant, teachers

Currently studying He Chose the Nails by Max Lucado

Room 104
| Brooke Kruckenberg, teacher

Currently not meeting, but will attend Summer Speaker Series beginning June 4

Room 105
| Christians Under Construction:  DeAndrea Ford, teacher

Room 110
| Fellowship Class:  Lew Plane, teacher 

Currently studying: Revival: Faith as John Wesley Lived It by Adam Hamilton

Summer Speaker Series
On June 4th another Summer Speaker Series begins. The topic for this summer is “Our Community in 2017; What’s Happening in Evansville?”. Dr. Steve Becker, Dean of the Evansville branch of the IU Medical School will be our guest speaker on that date. Join us for this informational series to learn more about the exciting new projects planned for Evansville and to hear speakers discuss some of the less positive aspects, such as drugs and gangs that must be dealt with.
Words of Thanks

Hi Mitch, Thank you very much for allowing Honor Flight of Southern Indiana to use Aldersgate for our Honor Flight 6 Interview Day for our veterans and their guardians. Everything Aldersgate and you do for Honor Flight is greatly appreciated. Joe Miller

Prayer Shawl Group, Your thoughtfulness will not be forgotten. Bill Clippinger
Dear Rev. Mitch and Diane, We wanted to thank you and Aldersgate again for being such gracious hosts this past weekend. It was a good morning and we accomplished well what we wet out to do. What contributed so much to the event was the great facilities and Rev. Gieselman's smooth MC style. Thank you for your help in making a good event for all. Tri-State Creation Team, Tom Bogenschutz
Prayer Shawl Group, Thank you for the beautiful prayer shawl. I will use it often and will be thinking of your special group and my mother. I can't tell you enough how touched I am and appreciative. I hope you know how special your group is.
With loving thanks, Cindi Beeler

We would like to say a BIG “Thank You”.  Alan and I appreciate your prayers and want you to know how much we treasure every card, email, phone call, text message and food.  Your kind thoughts and prayers have given me a peace like no other.  Alan especially appreciate the break.  Thanks you for being the loving, compassionate and caring congregation you are.  Darlene and Alan Stahl
Dear Aldersgate Missions: Thank you for your donation of $800 to Gilda's Club Evansville for Ann's Kitchen! We appreciate your support and all you do to help ensure that no one in our community has to face cancer alone. We so appreciate you being a part of our ever-expanding circle of friends who know that social and emotional support is just as important as medical care when cancer is in the family. On behalf of those you are impacting, Thank you! You are making a difference... remember that!
Best Regards, Melanie Atwood
Life Groups
Softball, anyone?
If anyone is interested in playing co-ed church softball this summer, John Neireiter will be managing an Aldersgate team again. Typically the season starts toward the end of May and runs until the beginning of August. Games are played on Fridays/Saturdays at 5:40 PM and/or 6:50 PM at the softball field behind Newburgh United Methodist Church. Cost is $10-15 a person (depending on the number of players). You must be at least 15 years old to play, and guys must bat opposite-handed. If you have any questions or are interested in joining the team, please contact John at You are welcome to text him also – (812) 550-2472 or sign up on the insert in your bulletin. 
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Will you help us?
The knitters meet on the 3rd Friday of the month from 9:30 to 11:00 AM.  Knit or Crochet items that comfort those in need. Contact Jan Dull with questions or to express your interest in joining the group!
Book Club
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.
Happening in the Community
Ann's Gilda Kitchen
The People of the United Methodist Church along with the Aldersgate Ann’s Kitchen Committee will be hosting a Car Show and Cruise at Baker’s Chapel on Sunday September 24th. We could use your help in spreading the word about this upcoming fundraising event. If your business or company would be willing to print 500 color copy flyers to be used to promote the event please contact Cathy Paradossi (812) 455-0710 call or text or e-mail for details. Your generosity would be greatly appreciated.  The Rally will be at the Nazarene Missionary Baptist Church, 867 E. Walnut, at 6:30p, and all are welcome. If you’d like to ride in the van, it will depart Aldersgate at 6:00 sharp. Let Mitch know if you’d like a ride.
Dash to the Diamond
Otters Game to Benefit Jacob’s Village on Friday, May 5th
Otters baseball season is just around the corner!  Please join us on Friday, May 5th, when the Evansville Otters host the Florence Freedom in their annual exhibition benefit game,
with 100% of ticket sales benefiting Jacob’s Village , a community designed to assist adults with functional disabilities.  We are pleased to again have the exciting “Diamond Dash”, a promotion sponsored by Tracy Zeller Jewelry.  The Diamond Dash will give every woman over the age of 18 a chance to go onto the field following the 7 th inning to “dash” for a $1,000 Tracy Zeller Jewelry Shopping Spree.  Please join us in supporting people with disabilities with great baseball, a $1,000 Diamond Dash, good food, door prizes, clowns for the kids and much more!!  
Tickets are just $5 GA, $10 Premium Reserve and $12 VIP and can be purchased at Bosse Field, all Ritzy’s locations and by calling Jacob’s Village at 812.963.5198.  Thank you for your support!
You can also support the game by planning a group outing, distributing or displaying posters. For more information about tickets, please call Laura at 812.598.4122
Alzheimer's Association Education Program
Living with Alzheimer’s Series: For Care Givers Only
Join us for this series of programs that provide answers to the questions that arise in the early, middle, and late stages of the disease. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do at each point along the way.

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Care Partners - Early Stage 

May 2, 2017
, ​5-7:30 p.m, ​Alzheimer’s Association, 701 N. Weinbach Ave, ​Suite 510
Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers - Middle Stage   

May 30, 2017, same time & location

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers – Late Stage

June 13, 2017, same time & location​
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.