New Worship Schedule at Aldersgate Church

New Worship Schedule Beginning on September 7th and 8th Saturday Night Acoustic Worship Service: 6PM in the Gathering Place. Child Care Provided. Sunday Worship and Sunday School Schedule: 8AM – 9AM Informal Worship Service in the Sanctuary 9AM – 9:15AM Casual Fellowship Time in The Gathering Place 9:15AM – 10:15AM Contemporary Family Worship Service in… Continue Reading

Introducing Austin White

Meet Austin White Meet the newest addition to our staff, Austin White, assisting Pastor. It brings such joy to my soul knowing that I will join you all at Aldersgate soon! September 1st could not come soon enough! I look forward to getting to know you, hearing your stories, ministering with you, and worshiping alongside… Continue Reading

What's in a Name?

Branding Committee Update – July 2019 What is Branding? “Branding” is a name, term, sign, symbol, design, or a combination of these, that is intended to identify the goods and services of one business, or group of businesses, and to differentiate them from those of competitors”. “If the church were a car, what kind of… Continue Reading

VIM Team Leader Training

Volunteer In Missions Training prepares you to lead a UMVIM Team locally, nationally, or globally. Topics covered include: Best Practices, Cultural Awareness, Health and Safety, Team Orientations, Useful Forms, and Fundraising. There is always room to become better missionaries and servants. This Training is open to all whether you have lead teams already or have… Continue Reading

2019 Annual Conference Election Results

Results from General Conference – May 5-15, 2020 (at the Minneapolis Convention Center): Clergy Elected: Rev. Matthew E. Lake Rev. Janice F. Hughes Rev. Dr. Thomas L. Salsgiver Rev. Dr. Kathleen E. Kind Rev. Jason R. Mackey Rev. Dr. Kenneth M. Loyer Laity Elected: Christina McDermott Kaytlynn Hughes Spencer Ross Craig Brennecke William Leight Dr…. Continue Reading

Membership Musings - June 2019

June is sometimes the month of good-byes and new beginnings. The Preschool’s Spring Program was delightful as the children performed many songs with lots of actions! Several children have been here for three years and now it’s good-bye as they enjoy the summer before heading off to Kindergarten. Several of our Youth are graduating from… Continue Reading

Hosts Wanted

Hosts Wanted! Pastor Dale “longs to know the people at Aldersgate, their gifts and their love for the church.” We are scheduling small, one and a half hour, informal home gatherings with no more than ten guests per home. If you would like to be a Host, please contact Randy or Mandy Campbell to reserve… Continue Reading

It's Time

It’s Time It’s Time to meet and welcome Pastor Dale and his wife, Tami, on July 6th and 7th. It’s Time to be reminded of the WET Team Report recommending that we build Fellowship Time into Sundays and adjust the beginning of the Contemporary Service to a later time, preferably 9:15AM. It’s Time to be… Continue Reading

The W.E.L.L. January 2019 Update

Suggested donations to The WELL during January are personal care items such as soap, shampoo, deodorant, lotion, sanitizer, etc. Items may be donated through the collection bin in the west lobby. If you are interested in helping to get the donated items to The WELL, please contact Ray Gilbert for more info. The WELL was… Continue Reading


Need help with shoveling snow or winter chores? Rent-A-Kid is an intergenerational program that allows older adults to hire local youth to help with various jobs. To be eligible for the program you must be a York County resident, 60 years of age or older, and agree to reimburse a minimum of $5/hour or a… Continue Reading

Children's Wing Renovations

The children of York will only learn about and experience the Love of God at Aldersgate Church if they’re willing to walk through the door. They will grow into a deeper relationship with God if they’re willing to come back consistently. Today’s students expect a welcoming space, exciting and relevant videos and music that is… Continue Reading

Knitting Group

Our knitting group provided the children at Jackson school with 51 hats and 91 scarves. What an awesome gift to the children. Thank you ladies for giving of your time to this outreach. We will not meet until March 2019 and anyone interested in joining us please email Angela Jones at [email protected] or call at… Continue Reading

Commission on a Way Forward

Some of you may have heard that there are major divisions within The United Methodist Church. These divisions stem from different approaches to homosexuality. Some United Methodists favor gay marriage; others oppose it. Some favor the ordination of “self-avowed, practicing homosexuals”, others oppose it. In response to these strong tensions that threaten to divide our… Continue Reading

Barbara A. Gable Memorial Youth Scholarship

Attention All 2019 Aldersgate High School Seniors and Aldersgate Students Currently Enrolled in an Institution of Higher Learning The Barbara A. Gable Memorial Youth Scholarship, a part of the Aldersgate Endowment Fund, is awarded annually to Aldersgate members of our congregation who have been active participants in our youth program and/or the activities of our… Continue Reading

The W.E.L.L. - December 2018

Suggested donations to The WELL during December are supper items such as canned meats, beans, stews and soups, boxed potatoes etc. The WELL was created by the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church to provide items to persons/families in emergency need. It is currently located at Union Lutheran Church on West Market Street and… Continue Reading

We're Going Orange

The Children’s Ministry of Aldersgate Church is so excited to be going ORANGE! What does that mean? When Red (the unconditional Love of the Home) is combined with Yellow (The Light of the Church), you get ORANGE. Two combined influences are always stronger than two separate influences. This strategy focuses on the Family and Home…. Continue Reading

Coupon Book Fundraiser

Aldersgate Preschool is selling Save Around local coupon books. Ask any preschool board member for more details or stop by the stand in the west lobby before or after worship in early November to pick one up.

What's Going on at the Aldersgate Preschool

November in the Preschool This month in preschool, the children will be preparing for Thanksgiving. They will learn about the Pilgrims and their Native American Indian friends and the first Thanksgiving. We will even have our own Thanksgiving Feast to celebrate the holiday. We asked each child in our 4’s class to tell me something… Continue Reading

Bakers, We Need You!

Help us fill the Bake Table at the Christmas Craft & Gift Show on November 10th! Aldersgate is blessed with wonderful bakers who make yummy fudge, baked fruit & nut breads, cookies, brownies, pies, candy-covered pretzels, trail mix, whoopie pies, etc. Will you make some for our show? All proceeds from the sale go to… Continue Reading

Help Wanted

The Worship Design Team Needs Your Help! The Worship Design Team (WDT) needs help the week of November 26th to prepare the sanctuary and fellowship hall for Advent and Christmas and to welcome Pastor Rick back to the pulpit on December 2nd. We will move all the boxes from the basement starting at 10:00am on… Continue Reading

Operation Christmas Child

The Shoeboxes have arrived! Please pickup your Shoebox in the west lobby outside fellowship hall starting 10/13 to 10/28. Someone will be available at the table to hand out the boxes as well as to provide instructions on what to put in them. Please consider taking a box and filling it to help give a… Continue Reading

Bell Shelter Christmas Gifts

Have you begun your Christmas shopping? We are thinking about the families in Bell Family Shelter and how we can help them have aMerry Christmas. We will have trees laden with “Bells” up by Sunday, November 25th in both the fellowship hall and the Narthex. Information on the individual bells will give you a child… Continue Reading

The W.E.L.L. - October 2018

Suggested donations to The WELL during October are lunch items such as peanut butter, jelly, canned soup, crackers, boxed mac & cheese, etc. The WELL was created by the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church to provide items to persons/families in emergency need. It is currently located at Union Lutheran Church on West Market… Continue Reading