Covered by Prayer

Some time ago, a ministry was started to create prayer quilts. A couple of members actually create the basic small 16” square quilt and then periodically, the whole group meets to hand sew the finishing touches and add the prayer strings. The completed quilt is then passed among the members, each says a prayer and… Continue Reading

Jackson School, December 2019

An Update from Jackson School “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” – James 1:17 Reflecting on this past year and our involvement with Jackson School and the staff and students there, I can see the blessings of… Continue Reading

Helping Bell Shelter for Christmas

Helping Bell Shelter YOU have the opportunity to make Christmas a little brighter for FAMILIES in the Bell Shelter Bridge Program! Aldersgate will have trees up by November 30th with paper “Bells” bearing the name of a child or adult who is currently in the Bridge Program, with their “wish” for Christmas. With YOUR help… Continue Reading

Casserole Ministry - Would you like to help once a month?

Would you like to help once a month? Our Daily Bread and Life Path Ministries are both the recipients of the Casserole Ministry. Each month, volunteers make casseroles at home using one of four rotating recipes provided: Zippy Beef, Hash Brown Casserole, Meat/Potato Pie and Chicken Pot Pie. Each cook provides the ingredients and Our… Continue Reading

Red Bird Mission School is Collecting Box Tops for Education

Box Tops for Education Please place your Box Tops for Education in the white box on the Church’s Kitchen counter or in Jean Norris’ Church Mailbox. Red Bird Mission uses the funds raised to fuel their school buses that bring about 200 students to campus in Appalachia for a Christian School.

Congretional Care Opportunities

Be Blessed as You Bless HOMEBOUND and NURSING HOME VISITATION: Spend time with a SAINT! 2-5 hours a month (YOUR CALL! ) listening, talking, sharing, laughing, just being PRESENT! SHARING COMMUNION with those no longer able to attend church: Simple and profoundly meaningful! 1-3 hours on the first Sunday or Monday of EVEN months (six… Continue Reading

Jackson School - Our City Mission

JACKSON SCHOOL – Our City Mission “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in Heaven.” Mathew 5:16 Several car loads of school supplies from an anonymous donor were delivered to Jackson School around the beginning of… Continue Reading

Thank You, Aldersgate!

Thank You, Aldersgate Church! On September 14th, nine Aldersgate Volunteers gave their time and energy at Mission Central to be God’s hands and feet in mission. Some sorted medical supplies to go to local needs or to Project CURE for international needs, some assembled Hygiene Kits and others assembled Cleaning Buckets for disaster response. Thank… Continue Reading

It’s JULY and the W.E.L.L. Has Run DRY!

It’s JULY and the W.E.L.L. has run DRY! Will you help RESTOCK it by bringing in BREAKFAST ITEMS? ~ Cereal ~ Pop Tarts ~ Breakfast Bars Items may be donated through the collection bin in the West Lobby. If you are interested in helping deliver the donated items to The W.E.L.L. or would like more… Continue Reading

Busy Box Ministry

Busy Box Ministry For those of you who have little ones in church for any of the worship services, we have a great option for them! Our “Busy Boxes” are readily available to all children during each service. There are activities, puzzles, books, and coloring options for ages 2-6 just waiting to be enjoyed by… Continue Reading

What Should We Do with Grief?

Grieving is a very natural reaction to the loss of someone or something that is very special to us: perhaps the loss of a relationship, a home, a job, and most difficult of all, the loss of a loved one. For such a common occurrence, our culture has not learned to handle the experiences of… Continue Reading

Senior Friends

Now comes the exodus, the annual change of scene–vacation time. Folks are off to the seashore, the woods, the lakes, the mountains. They seek the fresh air, relaxation, and a chance to let down. But maybe it’s more than that. It might be that the ocean’s slow incessant beat still speaks of the beginnings of… Continue Reading


Transformation Just before I made my annual trip to Spokane, WA in early May, I admit I was a little puzzled when I was asked what my favorite color was…I responded yellow…and then blue…and then, “Why do you ask?” It seemed something was “afoot.” Was it ever! I returned to find a lovely blue office,… 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

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

Bell Shelter Trees

The Bell Shelter Trees will be up by Sunday, November 25th in both the fellowship hall and the Narthex. These trees are decorated with bells that contain the information needed to provide a specific Christmas gift to a child or adult at Bell Family Shelter. Please consider taking one or several, purchase the requested gift,… 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