Aldersgate United Methodist Church
A vibrant and inclusive Christian community
growing in faith, love, health and service
14230 SE Newport Way
Bellevue, WA 98006
Associate Pastor, Pastoral Care & Counseling
Rev. Laura Wall
Children & Family Ministry
Music Director, 1st Service
Music Director, 2nd Service
Core Leaders, Chair
Jamaa Letu Speaker
Congregations for the Homeless
Church Office Closed
July Calendar Events ACP Summer Camp #1
PNWUMC Annual Church Conference
ACP Summer Camp #2
Young Adult BBQ
Youth Foot Golf
ACP Summer Camp #3
Church Office Closed
ACP Summer Camp #4
August Calendar Events
Vacation Bible School
Church B-B-Q Picnic
Feed Your Soul
See today's devotional from the Upper Room.
"A Focus on Family"
"Give Us This Day..."
This Sunday is graduation Sunday. We will celebrate those who have finished one course of work and will soon begin another. For some, it is high school and they are preparing for whatever may come next whether it is college, a break, or a tech school of some kind. For some it is graduation from college and what comes next is a career or even more schooling as they move into graduate school. For still others it is the completion of their course work and are now moving into a career. It is a time of celebration, no matter the accomplishment. It is a rite of passage, a time of transition, a time of looking ahead and celebrating what lay behind. This Sunday I'll deal with both. We'll be examining a small book titled "20,000 Days." It helps us remember where we've been. More importantly it helps us examine what lay ahead and how to set goals, celebrate accomplishments and include God in all of it. Jesus utilized his days better than anyone. He gives us a Godly example of just what to do. To prepare, please read Nehemiah 2: 1 - 18.
Jamaa Letu Orphange
TONIGHT - June 2, 7:00pm
TONIGHT Claudine (Blessing) Kasongo will be speaking at Aldersgate on June 2 at 7pm in Friendship Hall. She is the first person in the Jamaa Letu orphanage to graduate from college. Jamaa Letuu located in the
Congo was sponsored by our church Conference and our church
upported it with Outreach funds for many years. Claudine will be telling us about her life and the obstacles she has overcom
e. She will also tell us how she is currently using her degree.
Come and learn the wonderful good your tithes and our church apportionments are doing in the world.
Super Weekend at Lazy F
Thank you to the intrepid workers who battled the holiday traffic to work at Lazy F. The amount of work that was completed is amazing. New signs, concrete poured, roofs repaired, shelves installed, rocks removed, wood shed built, envelopes stuffed, trails cleared, stairs made, clothing sorted and delivered to the Ellensburg Clothing Bank and more that I may have missed! 75 people from Aldersgate from age 4 up worked together to ready Lazy F for this summer and many years to come! Thank YOU!!!!
Last Tuesday Rich Detering, Ted Snyder and Jon Tucker completed a final walk through of the kitchen with the contractor. The kitchen contract tasks have been completed. While there are some concerns beyond the contract, they fall within the Kitchen Team's capability to resolve.
The Kitchen Team is to be commended for their collection and integration of the needs and desires expressed by you our Aldersgate church community that became our "Vision". Our leadership must be commended for recognizing the "need" and having the courage to act with faith and trust to enable the team to bring this to fruition. This has been a substantial step in enhancing the capabilities of Aldersgate to meet our mission and fellowship needs for the future.
Thank you for your patience, faith and support of this project and the team's execution of it.
We are heading into the last week of Confirmation and the congregation
should be very proud of the level of conversations this class has had, their genuine kind hearts, and the respectful and compassionate ways they listened and communicated their understanding of Jesus' teaching. Please hold these young men and women in your minds and hearts.
Please join us for a
reception to celebrate our Confirmation Class of 2016 between services on June 12th. The youth will be confirmed during first service and introduced at the second service with a reception in their honor between services.
More VBS Volunteers Needed
We are still in need of a Recreation Station Leader, Crew Leaders (helping get kids from one station to the next) and station helpers. Please contact
to sign up. You don't want to miss out on this fun week at AUMC. We are also looking for organizers for the ALL Church BBQ picnic on July 31st.
We need plastic jars with lids for a Vacation Bible School project. We need pint or quart size, such as a mayonnaise jar or a peanut butter jar. Give them to Linda Detering or Jen Hoerber. Thank you.
Preschool Employment Opportunity
Aldersgate Christian Preschool has several openings for the 2016-2017 school year from September through June.
The openings are for Preschool Teacher, Assistant Teacher, Classroom Aide and Substitutes. Applicants should possess education and experience working in Early Childhood Education with the ability to provide sound academic and social opportunities at an age appropriate level.
Applications are available in the Preschool Office located on the lower level of the church facility. Interested applicants should call the preschool 425-562-0433.
ACP is a Christian preschool operated as an extension of the Christian Education Program of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church. We are located on the spacious campus afforded us by the church. Our staff includes dedicated teachers with extensive professional training and experience.
Youth Group (6th-12th Grade)
All youth from 6th-12th grade are welcome. If you have any questions about the youth program, contact Pastor Brad or Jen Hoerber.
Here are some upcoming events:
*June 5 - Confirmation at 5:00pm, dinner and Youth Group at 6:30pm.
All Parents and Mentors
are welcome to join us from 7:00-8:00pm
for some youth group fun and a quick overview of
*June 12 - Confirmation Sunday and Reception. NO Youth Group.
*June 19 - Father's Day. NO Youth Group.
*June 26 - Youth Group continues through the summer on Sunday evenings from 6:00-8:00pm.
Preschool Summer Camp
Enroll now in Aldersgate's Preschool summer camp program. For children 3 years old through 1st grade graduates. Hours are 9:30am-1:30pm, Monday through Thursday. Weekly fee is $150.
for summer camp information and registration forms. Call or email the preschool for more information at 425-562-0433 or email@example.com. Weekly themes are:
June 20-23 ~ Camping, Nature and Wetlands
June 27-30 ~ Insects, Reptiles and Amphibians
July 11-14 ~ Jungles, Rain Forests and Savannas
July 18-21 ~ Oceans, Sea Life and Aquatic Birds
Save the dates and hike with us this summer on Saturday mornings. Meet other Aldersgate hikers at the trailhead at 9:00am on these dates:
- June 25 - Lake Hills Greenbelt Trail
- July 16 - Coal Creek Falls Trail
- August 27 - Twin Falls Trail
Everyone is welcome to participate. Contact is
At The Crossroads BBQ
July 9, 6:30pm
The young adult group "At the Crossroads" will have its Summer BBQ Potluck on Saturday, July 9 from 6:30-10:00pm at Aldersgate UMC. The drinks, hamburgers and hotdogs are provided. Please bring a side dish to share with 10-12 people. We will play lawn games, and wrap the evening up with an outdoor movie after it gets dark at 9:00pm. All young adults (college and early career age) are welcome to attend. Bring a friend and a lawn chair! Check out the Facebook event at
Register for VBS Today! All kids entering pre-k through grade 5 in the fall are welcome! Make sure to invite your friends
to this fun filled week of worship and experiencing God's love. Registration forms can be found
. Cost is $35 per child and payment can be made with a check (mark VBS in the memo line) or go to the
to pay online.
ALL Church BBQ Picnic
July 31 @ 11:30am
Save the date!
n Sunday, July 31st there will be one worship service at 10:00am
where we as a church will worship as one body in Christ, followed by the ALL Church BBQ Picnic. Please sign up to help. Contact is
Outreach & Missions
Help Us Care for Each Other!
inviting all congregants to join the Aldersgate Cares site on the website CaringBridge.org. This will offer a central way to coordinate meals, transportation and other assistance for those in need in our congregation. Simply go to
and create an account. Once your account is created, you can visit the site at any time to view congregational care needs posted there. To do so, visit the Planner tab. Select any item and click "Accept this Task" to assign it to yourself.
If you have any questions, please contact Laura Wall (
). Thank you!
Craft & Program Supplies Need for Lazy F
We are collecting craft and program supplies for the Camp Lazy F.
for a complete list of the supplies needed. Supplies will be collected through June. Look for the collection box in the narthex.
Congregations for the Homeless Meals and Lunches Next Week!
Lunch Items Many thanks to everyone who signed up to provide lunch items. You should have received instructions via email on Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning. If you did not receive an email, then your help was not needed due to so many people volunteering to help. If you did get an email, please deliver
your lunch items to the church on
Sunday, June 5,
or during church office hours next week (Monday-Wednesday, 9am-2pm).
If you signed up to provide dinner, you should have received instructions via email on Wednesday afternoon or
morning. If you are making dinner and serving it, you need to coordinate it with the other members of your group as listed in the email. After reading the email, if you have questions please email
or call 425-746-1696. Thank you for your willingness to serve.
Foodbank 5000 Item Challenge
The food challenge continues. We've achieved over 20% toward our goal - a total of 1,137 food items have been collected so far.
People Who Mourn
*Dan Kinney's brother died recently
People with Health Concerns
*Kathy Maybee's grandson Daniel
*Geri Martinsen's friends Jeff, John and Patty
*Don & Edna Fadden's friend Steve
*Marvin & Norma Bush's daughter Karen
*Patty Ferguson's friends the Pollmann family and baby Hannah
*Missionary Katherine Parker
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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