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Upcoming Events — Mark Your Calendars!

October 21, 2018

November 18, 2018 - 12:15 PM: Confirmation Information Luncheon Welcome!


December 1, 2018 - 8:30 AM: Pancakes and Pajamas
December1, 2018 - 9:00 AM: Hanging of the Greens Welcome to Aldersgate Church!
December 2, 2018 - 10:00 AM: Advent Brunch We’re glad you’ve found our church! We hope you’ll find us to be
an encouraging, friendly group of people. While we don’t make
December 7, 2018 - 5:00 PM: Parents’ Night Out
any claims to be perfect, at our church we come together to help
December 15, 2018 - 5:00 PM: Children's Nativity and Dinner make the kingdom of God a reality on earth by loving God and
December 21, 2018 - 6:00, 7:00 & 8:00 PM: Living Nativity loving our neighbor.
December 24, 2018 - 5:00, 7:30 & 11:00 PM: Christmas Eve Worship
Growing Together....
Worship Series
Each of us has been called by Jesus! How do we
respond? What does a generous heart look like? Who
demonstrates an attitude of gratitude? Our Fall
New Office Hours and New Email stewardship campaign will look at these questions. No matter where we
are in our relationship with Jesus, we can GROW. Let us each
prayerfully consider what God has done in our lives, and how we want
to give thanks. As a church, the Lord can take our combined efforts, and
The office hours at Aldersgate Church have changed. do more than we can imagine. TOGETHER, we can do all things, through
New office hours are 10:00am to 3:00pm, Monday Christ! Commitment Sunday is All Saints Sunday, November 4.
through Friday. On an interim basis, Randy Gardner
will be serving as Church Administrator. All corre-
Vacation Notice: The Lead Pastor and Youth Coordinator will
spondence with the Church Administrator should be be on vacation next week, from October 22-28.
sent to info@cvaumc.org.
Staff Openings at Aldersgate Church
Church Administrator needed -
On behalf of Aldersgate’s Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC), we
share our church administrator, Amy O’Brien, was recently offered an
opportunity for a career change. Amy feels led by God to accept that
opportunity, and so her last day was Friday, October 5, 2018. We deeply
For Our Youngest Friends appreciate Amy’s service to our church for the past 11 years; and as she
leaves us, we send our prayers, gratitude, love, and good wishes with her
and Their Parents and her daughter, Erin. If you are interested or know someone that may
A professionally staffed nursery is available for children birth through be interested in learning more about the position please contact Greg
age three during all services and Sunday School on the lower level. An Brown, (434) 327-8763 or gabrown2926@gmail.com or any member of
usher will be happy to direct you. Additionally, a Parent Room is the Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC).
available in the Parlor adjacent to the Sanctuary, for viewing and hearing
all services. Please ask an usher to show you the way. All restrooms are
equipped with changing tables. Kitchen Coordinator needed -
Elizabeth Peterson has served as our Kitchen Coordinator for the past
Sunday Children's Worship three years and her time as coordinator ended September 30, 2018. Her
time, energy and dedication to the position is appreciated and we thank
During 9am and 11am Services her for all she has done!
Calling all children! Children 3 years old through 5th grade are invited to If you are interested in the Sip N Chat - Kitchen Coordinator position or
come and be a part of our new Children's Worship time downstairs have questions, contact Greg Brown (434) 327-8763 or
following the Children's Message. There they will have opportunities to gabrown2926@gmail.com or any member of SPRC.
encounter God through scripture, music, prayers, and other meaningful
and fun ways. Elementary-age children will return to the sanctuary and
gather with the congregation for the benediction each week. At 9:00am,
Pre-Schoolers move to their 10:10am Sunday School room. If you have
any questions, please contact Pastor Julie Nitzsche. United Methodist Men
Flower Bulb Sale
Children's Sunday School The United Methodist Men’s group will be conducting a sale of iris roots,
Sunday School, a time of bible discovery with friends, invites all children glads, and jonquils bulbs in the Reed Room on Saturday, November 3 rd,
to come and learn at 10:10am. Lynn Bremer leads the elementary class 9am-4pm, and Sunday, November 4th following the 11am service until
(Room 106) and Sherry Bryant leads our all new Preschool/Kindergarten 2pm. We also invite other church members to donate any extra plants or
class (Room 110). Classrooms are found in the Education Wing. bulbs from their own source to this sale. The profits from this sale will
continue to support the men’s group of many church building
improvements. Come let’s find homes for these excess plants.
Adult Bible Study Opportunity
YOU ARE INVITED!
The Faith Walk Adult Class that meets in the Fellowship Hall downstairs Joyful Noise Singers
at 10:00am on Sunday morning is studying the Book of Isaiah. Using the Children (grades 1-6) are invited to gather in the Sanctuary from 12:15-
Genesis to Revelation series, each lesson asks three main questions: 12:30am (by the organ after 11:00am service) with Rafael. This will be a
time for the children to learn more about music and rehearse for
1. What does this passage say? In other words, let's get the facts
upcoming opportunities to sing in worship as they glorify God. Contact
straight!
Rafael at rafaelscarfullery@cvaumc.org.
2. What does the passage mean? How did the first hearers understand
the passage in their time?
3. What might the passage mean to me, in my life, here, today? How Children's Ministry is growing!!
can I live this passage? Help is needed to fulfill our calling in the lives of our parish
The lesson, then, moves from information in/about the passage to children. Adult “helpers” are needed during the 9:00am Children's
questions of personal discipleship. You are invited! Worship Time and during the 10:00am Children's Sunday School time,
usually just once a month. Please contact Pastor Julie Nitzsche at
julienitzsche@cvaumc.org to get more information.
Join Us!
Young Adult Small Group Save the Date! Children’s Nativity
TODAY at 10:10am in the Hospitality Room All children and youth are invited to participate in our Children's
Are you a young professional or parent seeking to connect with others? Nativity, "ON THE ROAD TO BETHLEHEM", which will be held on
We invite you to a set-apart time of fellowship, encouragement, and Saturday, December 15th. If you have a younger child (age 4 through
spiritual growth. We have begun a video series entitled “The Circle 2nd grade,) please contact MaryAnne Thornton or Pastor Julie and let
Maker” during the Sunday School hour (10:10-10:50am). We meet in the them know. The next practice for older children will be on Monday,
Hospitality Room on the lower level, and all materials are provided. You October 22 from 5:30-7:30pm in the Reed Room. Please contact Pastor
don’t need to do anything other than show up and enjoy. Julie for more information at julienitzsche@cvaumc.org.

It’s the relationship secret Save the Date!


that’s hidden in plain sight ... Parent's Night Out
Sunday evenings, 5PM, Choir Room December 7 from 5:00-8pm.
Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, award winning and New York Times Bestselling Maximum of 25 Children
author of Love & Respect and former pastor, presents his Love and
Respect conference on DVD with discussion to follow, each session Please contact Pastor Julie Nitzsche.
lasting about 1 ½ hours. For more information, contact Chris Fuss 434-
466-5721 or preacherfuss@gmail.com.
Sisters in Scripture
The Sisters in Scripture Sunday School Class (Room 211) has a small
group DVD bible study, Twelve Women of the Bible. Lysa TerKuerst, Elisa
Morgan, Jeanne Stevens and other leaders look at the spiritual lessons
Youth Sunday School learned from twelve biblical women and what they mean for your life
Each Sunday — 10:10 AM – 10:50 AM today. All ladies are invited to join us each Sunday morning, 10:10am-
Youth Room - 105 10:50am. Send any questions to Ann Brown at info@cvaumc.org.
Youth Sunday School - Every Sunday, Youth Sunday School meets in the
Youth Room (107) from 10:10–10:50am. This is open to all 6th - 12th
graders. Contact Ms. Rebecca, wagnerwimps@yahoo.com

Aldersgate Church is Seeking a Director for the


Sip and Chat Host Needed
Would you like to be a Sip and Chat host? We need hosts for
Aldersgate Youth Praise Band the following Sundays: October 28, November 4 and
The Aldersgate Youth Praise Band ministry is seeking an adult Christian to
support and direct youth volunteers in expressing a contagious love of Jesus December 30. An information table is set up in the Reed
through music and worship. The director will assist the band in rehearsals and Room. Please consider signing up for this important ministry!
in preparations for leading worship at Aldersgate Church. The Youth Praise
Band leads music during worship periodically throughout the year. If you
would like to explore this volunteer opportunity, please email
info@cvaumc.org or contact Pastor Rob Robertson at 973-5806.
You are Invited
to Tuesday
Wreath Youth Group Fundraising Event
Today is our final Sunday selling in the Reed Room! Help support our youth
Morning Study
and join in the spirit of the holidays by participating in our Christmas wreath
fundraising event. The proceeds will support our youth in ministry, fellowship
and Fellowship
and in mission. The funds our youth raise will go towards at Aldersgate
reducing the out of pocket expense for youth and their
families to attend youth ministry events including our Church
annual Virginia Conference Retreats, District Retreat and
for some, your purchase will support their efforts to go "Struggles in Faith: A Study of 1 Samuel," a seven-week study, has begun
into the mission field this summer with the Application on Tuesday mornings at 10am in the Choir Room. We will meet for
Service Project. We accept cash, checks, MasterCard, and approximately 1-1/4 hour each session.
Visa.
NOTE: If you are interested in having a wreath delivered to someone special out of Next session is November 6.
town for the holidays, we can assist you with that special delivery at no extra
charge. Contact Carolyn Robertson, Youth Ministry Coordinator
carolynrobertson@cvaumc.org OR stop by the Reed Room for more information and Reading Plan - November 6: Chapters 20 - 27
to see our beautiful wreath offered this year! November 13: Chapters 28-31
Packaging event for NEX-GEN Virginia Conference
Youth Fall Retreats
RISE Against Hunger Aldersgate youth are encouraged to attend the annual Virginia Conference
When: Saturday, November 3, 1:30 pm Youth Retreat Weekends. This is a fun weekend of activities, music, over 2
night and 2 days.
Where: Aldersgate United Methodist Church
Who: Everyone. The event is for everyone: children, youth and adults Middle School Retreat Details (Grade 6th – 8th Only)
What: Event sponsored by the Charlottesville District Retreat Weekend will be Friday, November 9 til Sunday November 11.
Why: To alleviate world hunger
Contact Rebecca Wagner, wagnerwimps@yahoo.com for additional High School Retreat Details (Grades 9th – 12th Only)
information on registration, if you have not already registered for this Retreat Weekend will be Friday, November 30 til Sunday, December 2
event. High School Full Price and the final date to reserve a spot for the Weekend
Retreat with $145.00 payment by Sunday, November 11. Registration and
Do you sew? Refunds will follow the Virginia Conference Policy.

Do you own a sewing machine? Do you have a If you should have any questions about this retreat, contact Carolyn Robertson
at carolynrobertson@cvaumc.org.
drawer or closet or tubby full of fabric? We need
you! The Living Nativity ministry needs more No Youth Group Tonight
costumes, and we are in need of folks to help make Youth group will meet again next Sunday, October 28
them. Patterns and fabric will be provided, and they • High School Meets from 5:00pm—6:15pm
range from very easy to mildly intricate. Please join • Youth Group combined Dinner at 6:15pm—6:45pm
• Middle School Meets from 6:45pm—8:00pm
us. We have something for everyone who is creative and wants to be • For questions or additional information contact Samantha Shifflet at
part of this wonderful ministry. Call, text, or email Kathleen Vogel at info@cvaumc.org.
kathleen.morse.vogel@gmail.com or (845) 896-9813.
Confirmation Information Luncheon
All Saints Sunday for Youth & Parents
On November 18, 2018, at 12:15pm, youth and their parents are invited to
We remember the Saints attend an information luncheon regarding the confirmation program at
Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Confirmation is a series of classes that
On All Saints Sunday, November 4, we will remember the members of help youth currently in the sixth grade or higher explore their faith and discern
Aldersgate who have died since November 1, 2017. In addition, if you whether they are ready to make a profession of faith in Jesus Christ! During
have a friend or family member you would like to remember in the All confirmation classes, confirmands learn about the meaning of Christian faith,
Saints Sunday bulletin, please write the name on the tear-off flap of the the history and teaching of the United Methodist Church, an explanation of the
sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion, and the membership vows of
Worship Bulletin or email aldersgate@cvaumc.org. All names are due by
the church. Contact Carolyn Robertson at info@cvaumc.org to reserve
9am on Tuesday, October 30.
your lunch.
Acolyte Exploration for
Middle and High School Youth
Lunch Will Be Provided
November 4, 12:15pm-3:00pm
If you are currently interested in serving as an acolyte, please plan to PACEM Ministry
attend this information session if you have previously been an acolyte at
Aldersgate and are interested in reconnecting in this ministry, contact Help Needed!
info@cvaumc.org.
Aldersgate UMC will once again host the PACEM (People and
Volunteers for Sunday Night Congregations Engaged in Ministry) Women’s Shelter from November
Youth Dinner 10 through the 17. Opportunities to help include greeting our guests as
Our Youth Group for 2018-2019 is in full swing and each Sunday night, they arrive, laundering towels, personal laundry, preparing snacks,
the Middle School and High School youth join for a time of fellowship helping in the kitchen, spending time with our guests, and staying
over a meal from 6:15pm-6:45pm. Youth Group is seeking adult overnight. Volunteer sign-up sheets are available in the Reed
volunteers, Sunday School Classes or other adult small groups in the Room. Items also are being collected for the shelter through Sunday,
church who would be willing to volunteer to assist with our Sunday November 11. Donation boxes will be located in the Reed Room and the
Night Youth Group Dinner. We would ask that the night you volunteer,
Welcome Center.
you would help prepare or pick up our meal, set up food for buffet style
serving, join us for dinner and fellowship and help us with cleaning Personal items: Chapstick, lotion, ladies socks (athletic and dress).
up. If you can serve the youth in this area for one meal this year, please
see the available dates in the Reed Room (meal stipend monies are Food: Gum, mints, hard candy, snack bags of potato chips, pretzels,
available to support this ministry). For more information, contact Cheetos, soft snack bars, tea bags, hot chocolate mix, lemonade mix,
Carolyn Robertson, Youth Coordinator. Splenda and sugar.

Youth Mission Blast Other: New or gently used bath towels and current magazines.
Monetary contributions will be accepted to buy food and paper goods,
Saturday November 3, 8:30am and to help with other expenses related to hosting the program. Please
On November 3, we will partner with all Charlottesville District Youth to
make your check payable to AUMC with PACEM listed on the memo
serve in the Charlottesville area for a morning of mission and
community service. In the afternoon, we will return to Aldersgate and line. For more information, contact Deb Reynolds at 295-8217, or
join other members of the district, including adults and families as we rynldsdeb@gmail.com; or Nancy Berman at 973-6555, or
continue to serve together at our district packaging event for Rise nancy.holliday.berman@gmail.com.
Against Hunger. Youth need to arrive at the Aldersgate Church 8:30 AM.
Contact Rebecca Wagner, wagnerwimps@yahoo.com for additional
information on registration if you have not already registered for this
event.

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