The Praise Team is a very talented group of musicians who perform during Sunday Worship. The Chancel Choir sings during Sunday Service and performs a cantata for Easter and Christmas each year. The Praise Team and Choir meet every Wednesday evening. If you play an instrument or sing (or both) and wish to join or practice with them, feel free to attend a practice session.
The United Methodist Women (UMW) are called Lydia Mary Martha Circle and meet on the second Thursday of every month at 10am. All are welcome to attend. There is usually a short meeting followed by a light lunch. Come by and meet this fine group of ladies and enjoy the fellowship!
The United Methodist Men meet on the first Saturday of every month at 7:30am. EVERYONE is welcome to attend their meetings. Breakfast is served followed by a special presentation or speaker. This is a great opportunity to meet and socialize with the men of Aldersgate UMC!
Monday nights @ 6:00pm in Family Life Center Room #8
The Nurture Committee would like to offer our Aldersgate family an opportunity to give back to the community by becoming a hospice volunteer. The Hospice Care Team of Texas City is willing to come to Aldersgate for all necessary training. *No special talents are needed! Some ways we might be of assistance are to (1)assist in meal preparation, (2)office work, or (3)companionship for a few hours a week.
The Communications Committee's function is to spread information about news and events to the church congregation and the surrounding community. This is implemented by using newspaper, radio, message boards, Facebook and the church's website among others. Video monitors are used throughout the church and updated weekly to help bring attention to events happening in the church. The Buddy Network was formed to make immediate contact with church members in case of an emergency effecting the surrounding church geographical area.
Have an interest in computers and electronics? Churches use computers and other electronic devices in every facet of their operation. These items constantly need updates, maintenance, upgrades and repair. It's a challenge and we can always use more technicians to help out. If you have experience in computer/electronic repair and maintenance, and would like to assist our team, please contact the church office.
(Yes, we pray A LOT!)
Do you have the desire to further your knowledge of plants? We have several "Master Gardeners" who facilitate this group! Generally, the Gardening Group meets once a month (2nd Monday at 10am) for a guest speaker and light lunch. Occasionally, this group hosts field trips throughout the year to visit local nurseries. They welcome anyone who wishes to attend.
Several times per year, we open our doors to KAIROS prison ministry so that they have a "home base" for this area. They visit local prisons and talk to inmates about Jesus Christ hoping to change their hearts and their minds. This program is run by volunteers. Aldersgate is proud to offer assistance to this worthwhile ministry!
The Missions Team makes several trips each year in-state and out-of-state to participate in various programs. If you are interested in joining the Mission Team, please contact Ricky or Ester Godbold for more information.
In 1992, Hurricane Andrew hit the coast of south Louisiana causing major damage to the area around Baldwin, La. UMCOR came to the area with volunteers and supplies and used the old Sager Brown campus to stage their operations. After two years, UMCOR determined that the Sager Brown Campus would be an excellent location to build an UMCOR depot where disaster relief could be collected and provided to the world. The depot opened in 1996.
The campus today is a living, working monument to over a century of United Methodist mission. UMCOR is a leader in service for the UMC to those who are hungry, displaced, sick or in poverty because of natural or human-made disasters. UMCOR serves in 81 countries of the world. Each year more that 3,000 volunteers come to USB to work in the UMCOR Depot or in service to the community of Baldwin, La., to help make a difference for people who are suffering.