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Category: Missions

An Update from Jackson School

With a Grateful Heart! As we start focusing on our preparations for the Advent season, welcoming the birth of our Lord and Savior, I would like to reflect on how grateful we can be for our Missions Team and the donations we receive from you, the congregation, to support our Mission Projects! Jackson School is… Continue Reading

December Needs at The WELL

December Needs at The WELL The WELL was created by the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church to provide items to persons/families in emergency need. This December we’ll be collecting: – Canned fruit & vegetables For more information, please contact the church office.

75 Total Shoeboxes

Aldersgate Church, You Are Awesome! Thank you to everyone who participated in the Shoebox ministry through Samaritan Purse. The grand total was 75 boxes! Many children will be so excited to receive these as well as a message especially about Jesus. — Submitted by Dianne Deibler

Creation Care: November 2022

Creation Care Our weather news recently has been dominated by coverage of the destruction caused by hurricanes especially Hurricane Ian, but also others. Prior to that, the weather news was dominated by the drought in the southwest and the expanding water crisis in that region. And that’s just in the US. Weather scientists agree that… Continue Reading

The Well: November's Needs

The Well: Items for November This month, the Well is looking for donations of the following items: Spaghetti (no whole wheat) and Spaghetti sauce in plastic jars These items may be placed in the designated box for THE WELL which is located in the West lobby. The WELL was created by the Susquehanna Conference of… Continue Reading

Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Day

Aldersgate Church Volunteer Day at Habitat for Humanity The volunteer day for Aldersgate at Habitat for Humanity is this Saturday, October 15th.  Additional volunteers are needed!  Please consider helping if you are available. Here are the registration instructions: 1. Please visit https://donate.yorkhabitat.org/volunteer_calendar   2. This Saturday, October 15th you will find the shift labeled “Aldersgate UMC @… Continue Reading

Operation Christmas Child 2022

A New Beginning for Genesis In the mountains of Ecuador, 8-year-old Génesis was invited to an Operation Christmas Child outreach event by her cousin. There she heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ clearly presented and was surprised with her first gift ever—a shoebox filled with a stuffed animal, doll, and her favorite toys. Even “the… Continue Reading

Mission Central Monster Mash and Dash – October 2022

A Virtual Fundraiser for Mission Central This fundraiser for Mission Central is being held virtually this year and Dave and Jean Norris will be participating. They hope to complete the 5k at Assateague National Seashore. Would you please consider sponsoring them? Any amount will help Mission Central. Please put your sponsorship in their church mailbox… Continue Reading

Mission Central Flood Buckets

The Aldersgate Church Mission Team is Collecting Flood Buckets Want to help families and individuals in need? Join our church mission team currently collecting items needed for flood buckets at Mission Central to be distributed to those impacted by flooding. This is a church-wide effort to collect and later package the flood bucket kits. There… Continue Reading

Aldergate Annual Church Conference 2021

Click here to join the livestream! Click here to download the Church Conference packet. We will be opening the session with worship, prayer, and praises from the past year… then we will get down to church business. It is important to note that members must be present in-person to vote. The livestream is for people… Continue Reading

Aldersgate Missions: 2020

Responding to Those in Need As we near the end of this year, we cannot help but look back in amazement at what God has done. In a year full of pain, hardship, loss, and financial crisis for so many families, the Church has refused to stand by and watch. We have responded to those… Continue Reading

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

Hands & Feet of Jesus

Did you know that we have loving folks who hand out to those in need personal care items such as flip flops, socks, hand towels, wash cloths & etc. at the Food Runs? Would you help by contributing these types of items? Our loving folks, (Dianne Deibler and crew) could use these items to continue… 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

Box Tops for Red Bird Christian School

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.

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.

"Shofar" So Good

Trumpet Sounds of Praise! There are SO many exciting things happening in the life of Aldersgate Church. Make sure you are getting involved! — Over 20 people participating in the NEW Christianity Explored Class… Sincere people who are intentionally seeking to embark on a new journey, or renew our journey, with Jesus are being encouraged… 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

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 Shoebox Ministry

Please see the information table in the west lobby to get involved with this Samaritan’s Purse ministry of sending Christmas presents around the world. Shoeboxes are needed back by November 12 to be shipped in time for Christmas!

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

Mission Central Volunteer Day: Saturday, October 20th

October 20 is the day Aldersgate has sponsored in the Buy-a-Day Program. We will carpool from the church at 8:00am. Bring your bag lunch, and volunteer from 9:00am–1:00pm at this “Warehouse of Wonders” in Mechanicsburg. Tours will be provided for anyone interested. There is work for everyone to do. The sign up sheet is on… 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