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03.25.2020 - Click here to see this special message on the "State of the Church".
04.05.2020 - Click here to see this weeks sermon.

Sight and Sound Streaming JESUS Easter Weekend Only

Streaming Free-Easter Weekend Only We are thrilled to share that Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster, PA (and Branson, MO) will be streaming their production “JESUS” for FREE in celebration of Easter! For three days only, experience the greatest rescue story of all time as it comes to life right in your living room. Exclusively… Continue Reading

State of Our Church

The State of Our Church – 04.01.2020 A special message from Pastor Dale Parker.

Sounds of the Sanctuary

Lift Your Spirits with David Jones Isn’t it incredible just how much you miss hearing the sounds of a beautiful piano filling the sanctuary? We agree. This week we brought in David Jones, pianist at Aldersgate Church and set him up in the Sanctuary to record a few special tracks for you to enjoy and… Continue Reading

State of the Church

The State of Our Church – 03.25.2020 A special message from Pastor Dale Parker.

Hope Harrison of Mission Central

How We’re Helping Mission Central Aldersgate Church has a special message from Hope Harrison of Mission Central. This year, Aldersgate will be giving our Lenten Offering to Hope Central. Please keep an eye out in the mail in coming days to assist in support Mission Central! Take a look how the spirit is moving at… Continue Reading

State of Our Church

The State of Our Church – 03.18.2020 A special message from Pastor Dale Parker.

March 2020 Membership Musings

Welcome to the Month of March! Welcome to the month of March! Though it certainly has not been much of a winter, I’d venture to say most of us are looking towards springtime and more sunshine! The church season of Lent has begun as we each look inward at our response to the sacrifice God… Continue Reading

Senior Friends, March 2020

Be Still Quiet time to learn about God requires discipline. Even as older adults we often find ourselves with many things to occupy our days. It’s easy to put our time with God on the back burner. Yet these quiet times–reading scripture and praying–are like water on a sponge. They fill us and expand our… Continue Reading

Children's Ministry Update, March 2020

The Lord is doing great things here at Aldersgate, especially within The Amazing Adventures! With this past weekend being my first Sunday experiencing Hoppy Time and The Amazing Adventures, I was overjoyed to see the children actively engaged in fun activities, interactive games, intentional crafts, inspiring lessons, and receiving strong Biblical teaching. The dedication The… Continue Reading

Easter Baskets for the Homebound

We Need Your Help! It is our tradition to fill colorful Easter Baskets with treats and useful items for our homebound members each year. We invite you to join us by donating some large baskets, toiletries, small books, snacks, wrapped candies, note cards, seasonal figures, and other items you personally would find useful. Please be… Continue Reading

March is Coming in with a "Roar" at the Preschool

March will be coming in with a “roar” at the preschool as we start the month learning about dinosaurs. The children will take on the role of a paleontologist as they dig their way through fun activities, art and stories related to these fascinating prehistoric creatures. We are then hoping that the month will go… Continue Reading

Aldersgate J-Walkers

Is God calling you to go into the wild places with him? Is God calling you to go into the wild places with him? Into a place where his love runs deep and his grace is free, where he sees you, speaks to you and holds you close, where he fully knows you and fully… Continue Reading

Welcome Aboard, Brittany Brubaker

Brittany Brubaker, Children’s Ministry Coordinator I am very excited to join the staff at Aldersgate Church fulfilling the role as accounts payable and overseeing the needs within the facility. Prior to coming to Aldersgate, I was employed by Clark Service Group, a commercial kitchen equipment service company, where I was responsible for – and thoroughly… Continue Reading

Welcome Aboard, Ashlynn Corrigan

Ashlynn Corrigan, Children’s Ministry Coordinator- Hello, Aldersgate! I am so excited to be apart of this church family and to be stepping into the role of the Children’s Ministry Coordinator. I grew up in Baltimore, MD and then moved to York, PA when I was ten. My family became active church members at Grace Fellowship… Continue Reading

Prayer Model

I think prayer is greatly underrated by many of us. I also think most people think prayer is about getting what we want—that God is some kind of cosmic Santa Claus. God gave us the gift of prayer not so that He can “find out” what’s going on with us—He already knows. He gave us… Continue Reading

Pray for one another

Prayer James 5:16 ESV Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. Galatians 6:2 ESV Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. These two verses along with many others… Continue Reading

A Flyer Must Fly, and a Catcher Must Catch

Dear Beloved Sisters and Brothers in the Body of Christ, This story is from Henri Nouwen, writing about life, death, and Eternal Life. He says “All true care for the dying person brings new awareness of the bonds that create a community of love.” How can his words about serving the dying give illumination and… Continue Reading

2020 - The Year of the Lord

This is the Year of Our Lord Before becoming the pastor of Aldersgate Church, God clearly revealed to me two Scripture passages to describe His response to those people who have been praying for a new season: Isaiah 40 and II Corinthians 6:2. After endless hours of being in the ‘Holy of Holies’, seeking God’s… Continue Reading

Membership Musings

Membership Musings – November/December 2019 It’s good to be back! Aldersgate is a busy place these days and we are thrilled with your enthusiasm for all that is happening! Your participation in events, your helping hands, your positive energy; all are appreciated as we move forward with God’s direction and for His glory! The hands-on… 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

Living in Gratitude Campaign

Living in Gratitude Campaign As your pastor, I want everyone to discover a lifestyle that changes everything. It will change you, your family, and your church. Along with receiving information in the mail, I will teach on the Biblical treasure principle on the weekend of November 10th and 17th. A Response Card will be provided… Continue Reading

From the Desk of Austin White

Hello, Aldersgate! I was raised in Halifax, PA, where there is more corn than people. After encountering a loving God in my Youth Group, I realized He was calling me to serve His Church, so I slowly began to embrace my call to pastoral ministry. This past May, I graduated from Messiah College with a… Continue Reading

Meet Dave Abel

Dave Abel – Facility Manager I and my wife, Melissa, are no strangers to the York area as we both grew up minutes from Aldersgate Church in the Mt. Rose Avenue area of Spring Garden Township and graduated from York Suburban High School. I enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving tours of duty… Continue Reading

Meet Miranda Moland

Mirand Moland – Youth, Young Adult and Special Blessings Coordinator I grew up in Bowie, Maryland with my dad, mom and brother. I went to school at Annapolis Area Christian School in Annapolis, Maryland where my favorite activities were painting in Art class, and playing volleyball and softball. Growing up I was always involved in… Continue Reading

Meet Vanessa Trauger

Vanessa Trauger – Our Contemporary Worship Leader Hello Aldersgate Family! I am beyond excited to serve as your Contemporary Worship Leader. One year ago, as I entered my senior year of college, I never imagined myself returning home and being called back to lead and teach at the places where I’ve lived most of my… Continue Reading

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

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

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

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

Singing Men O’Aldersgate!

We want to have a male ensemble lead worship on August 18th with Lee Derk on the piano and David Jones leading. Rehearsals will be at 7pm on Wednesday, August 7th and 14th. All Men and male youth of the Church are welcome to come and sing. All you need is the ability to open… Continue Reading

The Aldersgate Beatitudes

Aldersgate Beatitudes Church is not a country club where when you become a member you are entitled to selfish benefits and first class opinions Come to Aldersgate where free grace is given specially to the poor and broken hearted Church is not a fashion show where you flaunt your pious success and knowledge Come to… 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

Older Adults

Where Did You See God Today? It’s Advent. We’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of the baby Jesus—God in the flesh. But the Bible tells us that God has always been here. In a Disciple Study our leader would ask us, “Where did you see God this as the time passed, we all became more aware… Continue Reading

Climate Care: December 2018 Update

How to Recycle Paper in York County Wonderful Wednesdays “Climate Care/Climate Justice” study considered a number of topics related to climate change and to how we, individually and corporately (i.e. as a congregation), can fight it. One of the sessions was on “Recycling” because of the recent changes in the rules we must follow if… Continue Reading

December 2018 Membership Musings

Membership Musings The Advent Season is upon us, it’s that time in the church year that we anticipate the coming of the Infant Jesus—God’s perfect gift of love to His imperfect world. For far too many days and weeks before Christmas, far too many of us focus on all that we must do, all that… 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

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