Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Soup and Chili Time

Sunday, Dec. 17, 4 pm
Worship, pray, discuss: February offerings
Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliott Rd., Chapel Hill

          We’ll enjoy hot soup/chili, fresh bread, and desserts as we prayerfully discuss at our individual tables: Who will receive Aldersgate’s February offerings? Offerings over the course of a month often amount to several thousand dollars. We'll meet in the Franklin Room of Extraordinary Ventures event center, 200 S. Elliott Rd., in Chapel Hill. 
           Each table will bring to the larger group its recommendation for a worthy organization to receive our February offerings.  We’ll reach a congregational decision for one organization after hearing from the tables.
            Aldersgate plans to relocate in late January to the event center of Extraordinary Ventures, to become a dinner church who meets at 4 p.m. After that time, 100 percent of our Sunday offerings will benefit worthy organizations. 
            All are welcome all the time, and we mean that. 

Happy Advent!

Christmas caroling with Polly

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Anniversary Sunday is October 1, 2017

Aldersgate UMC in Chapel Hill will celebrate our "Anniversary Sunday" on Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Stan Smith, pastor in the 1970s, will return to preach. Our worship service will be followed by a congregational covered-dish dinner. Bring a dish to share, and join us! All are invited.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Let's Do "Dinner Church"

Aldersgate UMC in Chapel Hill will enjoy "dinner church" on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at 11 a.m. in the fellowship hall. The Picnic Basket is catering. Our dinner will incorporate worship, and we will end with Holy Communion. If you're a visitor, we'd like to know you're coming so we have enough food. E-mail Pastor Cheryl at cherylml@nccumc.org, and we'll see you there!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Durham Aldersgate to Share Easter Cantata

The chancel choir of our "sister" church, Aldersgate UMC in Durham will come to Aldersgate in Chapel Hill on Wednesday, May 3, at 7 p.m. to present their Easter Cantata,“This Changes Everything,” by Marty Funderburk and Joseph Habedank. All are invited!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

2017 Holy Week Schedule

All are invited to all events!

* Thursday, April 13, is Maundy Thursday, when we comemmorate the Last Supper. We will have a 7 p.m. worship service that includes Holy Communion.

* Good Friday, April 14 -- Stations of the cross; church will be open noon-3 p.m.

* Sunday, April 16, is EASTER. Come celebrate the resurrection of our Lord! We'll share a congregational covered-dish breakfast at 10 a.m., followed by our worship service with Communion at 11 a.m. Bring a dish to share -- and also some flowers for the cross.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Preschool Sunday is Feb. 12, 2017

Preschoolers at play at Aldersgate
Please join us for Preschool Sunday at 11 a.m. on Feb. 12, 2017. We'll have a family-friendly worship service, followed by a bake sale fund-raiser for the preschool, in the fellowship hall. All are welcome, especially children!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Thank you for your generosity!

Ann, Janice, and Wendy deliver gifts to HomeStart
Thank you, Aldersgate, for the generous way you have responded to local needs during December and January. On Tuesday of this week, Ann, Janice, Wendy, and Pastor Cheryl delivered bags and bags of wrapped gifts to HomeStart, the Chapel Hill shelter for women and children, to start a new gift closet for non-Christmas gifts. We also gave the shelter a check for $405, collected on Christmas Eve. The T-shirts in the photo are for A Lotta Love, a local company that donates time, money, and creativity to create colorful, welcoming decor in the bedrooms at HomeStart. See -- http://www.alottalove.org/.

Yesterday, Pastor Cheryl also gave two checks from Aldersgate to the social worker at Glenwood Elementary to help two immigrant families (with children at Glenwood) keep their homes. These parents are seeking asylum, want to work, but do not yet have work permits. Each family had about $600 applied to their rents. The families, the school, and the social workers at Glenwood Elementary wish to express their gratitude to Aldersgate.

Thanks, Aldersgate. The church's generosity is heart-warming on these cold winter days.