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Upcoming Events — Mark Your Calendars!

October 28, 2018

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


December 1, 2018 - 8:30 AM: Pancakes and Pajamas
December 1, 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
New Office Hours and New Email demonstrates an attitude of gratitude? Our Fall
stewardship campaign will look at these questions. No matter where we
are in our relationship with Jesus, we can GROW. Let us each
The office hours at Aldersgate Church have changed. 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
New office hours are 10:00am to 3:00pm, Monday do more than we can imagine. TOGETHER, we can do all things, through
through Friday. On an interim basis, Randy Gardner Christ! Commitment Sunday is All Saints Sunday, November 4.
will be serving as Church Administrator. All Corre-
spondence with the Church Administrator should be
Vacation Notice: The Lead Pastor and Youth Coordinator will
sent to info@cvaumc.org. be on vacation this week, from October 29-31. The Associate
Pastor will be on vacation from November 2-7.
It’s the relationship secret
that’s hidden in plain sight ...
Sunday Evenings, 5PM, Choir Room
Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, award winning and New York Times Bestselling
author of Love & Respect and former pastor, presents his Love and
Respect conference on DVD with discussion to follow, each session
lasting about 1 ½ hours. For more information, contact Chris Fuss 434-
For Our Youngest Friends 466-5721 or preacherfuss@gmail.com.
and Their Parents Staff Openings at Aldersgate Church
A professionally staffed nursery is available for children birth through
Church Administrator needed -
age three during all services and Sunday School on the lower level. An On behalf of Aldersgate’s Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC), we share
usher will be happy to direct you. Additionally, a Parent Room is our church administrator, Amy O’Brien, was recently offered an opportunity
available in the Parlor adjacent to the Sanctuary, for viewing and hearing for a career change. Amy feels led by God to accept that opportunity, and so
all services. Please ask an usher to show you the way. All restrooms are her last day was Friday, October 5, 2018. We deeply appreciate Amy’s service
equipped with changing tables. 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 her daughter, Erin. If you are
Sunday Children's interested or know someone that may be interested in learning more about
the position please contact Greg Brown, (434) 327-8763 or
Worship gabrown2926@gmail.com or any member of the Staff Parish Relations
Committee (SPRC).
During 9am and 11am Kitchen Coordinator needed -
Services Elizabeth Peterson has served as our Kitchen Coordinator for the past three
years and her time as coordinator ended September 30, 2018. Her time,
Calling all children! Children 3 years old through 5th grade are invited to energy and dedication to the position is appreciated and we thank her for all
come and be a part of our new Children's Worship time downstairs she has done!
following the Children's Message. There they will have opportuni ties to
encounter God through scripture, music, prayers, and other meaningful If you are interested in the Sip N Chat - Kitchen Coordinator position or have
and fun ways. Elementary-age children will return to the sanctuary and questions, contact Greg Brown (434) 327-8763 or gabrown2926@gmail.com
gather with the congregation for the benediction each week. At 9:00am, or any member of SPRC.
Pre-Schoolers move to their 10:10am Sunday School room. If you have Sisters in Scripture
any questions, please contact Pastor Julie Nitzsche.
The Sisters in Scripture Sunday School Class (Room 211) has a small
Children's Sunday School group DVD bible study, Twelve Women of the Bible. Lysa TerKuerst, Elisa
Sunday School, a time of bible discovery with friends, invites all children Morgan, Jeanne Stevens and other leaders look at the spiritual lessons
to come and learn at 10:10am. Lynn Bremer leads the elementary class learned from twelve biblical women and what they mean for your life
(Room 106) and Sherry Bryant leads our all new Preschool/Kindergarten today. All ladies are invited to join us each Sunday morning, 10:10am-
class (Room 110). Classrooms are found in the Education Wing. 10:50am. Send any questions to Ann Brown at info@cvaumc.org.
Adult Bible Study Opportunity
YOU ARE INVITED!
Joyful Noise Singers
Children (grades 1-6) are invited to gather in the Sanctuary from 12:15-
The Faith Walk Adult Class, which meets in the Fellowship Hall downstairs
12:30am (by the organ after 11:00am service) with Rafael. This will be a
at 10:00am on Sunday morning, is studying the Book of Isaiah. Using the
Genesis to Revelation series, each lesson asks three main questions: time for the children to learn more about music and rehearse for
upcoming opportunities to sing in worship as they glorify God. Contact
1. What does this passage say? In other words, let's get the facts 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 can I Children's Ministry is growing!!
live this passage? Help is needed to fulfill our calling in the lives of our parish
children. Adult “helpers” are needed during the 9:00am Children's
The lesson, then, moves from information in/about the passage to
Worship Time and during the 10:00am Children's Sunday School time,
questions of personal discipleship. You are invited!
usually just once a month. Please contact Pastor Julie Nitzsche at
Join Us! julienitzsche@cvaumc.org to get more information.
Young Adult Small Group
TODAY at 10:10am in the Hospitality Room
Are you a young professional or parent seeking to connect with others? We Save the Date! Parent's Night Out
invite you to a set-apart time of fellowship, encouragement, and spiritual
growth. We have begun a video series entitled “The Circle Maker” during Parent’s Night Out is a ministry opportunity for young parents to
the Sunday School hour (10:10-10:50am). We meet in the Hospitality Room have a time apart for soul care. Parents may register their children
on the lower level, and all materials are provided. You don’t need to do (sign up link coming soon) for December 7 from 5:00-8:00 pm.
anything other than show up and enjoy. Children will spend a fun and festive evening enjoying dinner, a
movie, and various creative stations such as drama, STEM, art, and
You are Invited to more. Please sign up by December 1. Please contact Pastor Julie
Tuesday Morning Nitzsche at julienitzsche@cvaumc.org .
Study and
Fellowship at Children's Nativity
Aldersgate Cast Information
Church
The Children's Nativity is on December 15 at 5:00pm and
"Struggles in Faith: A Study of 1 Samuel," a seven-week study, has begun there is still room for younger children (ages 4 through
on Tuesday mornings at 10am in the Choir Room. We will meet for 2nd grade) to join the cast and attend 1 practice (December 12
approximately 1-1/4 hour each session. or 14). The next practice for older children will be on
Next session is November 6. Wednesday, November 14 at 5:30pm. Please contact Pastor
Reading Plan - November 6: Chapters 20 - 27 Julie for more information at julienitzsche@cvaumc.org.
November 13: Chapters 28-31
A Time for All Generations to Connect
Advent Season Begins
Saturday, December 1
Children's Ministry is hosting Pancakes and Pajamas from 8:30 - 9:30am
on December 1 in the Fellowship Hall. Participants can come dressed in
festive pajamas and enjoy making their very own pancakes, complete with
Youth Sunday School the toppings. Each participant will then have an opportunity to make a
Each Sunday — 10:10 AM – 10:50 AM Christmas Tree ornament that will be used to prepare our tree in the Reed
Youth Room - 105 Room and a take home activity for the whole family.
Youth Sunday School - Every Sunday, Youth Sunday School meets in the Hospitality Committee will begin preparing the Reed Room @ 9:00 am
Youth Room (107) from 10:10–10:50am. This is open to all 6th - 12th on December 1 for our Advent season. If you would like to help set tables
graders. Contact Ms. Rebecca, wagnerwimps@yahoo.com. and make this space ready, please contact Jennifer Hamlin at
panachejennifer@gmail.com. The Advent Brunch will be held on Sunday,
Dec. 2 @ 10:00am between services and is a pot luck celebration of food,
Youth Group Tonight faith and fellowship. Come and Enjoy!
Altar Guild is hosting the Hanging of the Greens, a traditional means of
Sunday, October 28 preparing the Sanctuary for the season of Advent. Beginning at 9:00am
December 1, we'll decorate Sanctuary Chrismon Trees, hang wreaths,
• High School Meets from 5:00pm—6:15pm prepare the Christmas Tree in the Welcome Center Please contact
Kimberly Roll for more information.
• Youth Group combined Dinner at 6:15pm—6:45pm Wednesday, November 28 at 10:00 am -- A few good men are needed to
• Middle School Meets from 6:45pm—8:00pm help set up the artificial Christmas trees in the Sanctuary, Reed Room and
• For questions or additional information contact Samantha Welcome Center.
Shifflet at info@cvaumc.org. All Saints Sunday
We remember the Saints
Youth Mission Blast On All Saints Sunday, November 4, we will remember the members of
Aldersgate who have died since November 1, 2017. In addition, if you
Saturday, November 3, 8:30am have a friend or family member you would like to remember in the All
On November 3, we will partner with all Charlottesville District Youth to Saints Sunday bulletin, please write the name on the tear-off flap of the
serve in the Charlottesville area for a morning of mission and Worship Bulletin or email aldersgate@cvaumc.org. All names are due
community service. In the afternoon, we will return to Aldersgate and by 9:00am on Monday, October 29.
join other members of the district, including adults and families, as we United Methodist Men: Flower Bulb Sale
continue to serve together at our district packaging event for Rise The United Methodist Men’s group will be conducting a sale of iris roots,
glads, and jonquils bulbs in the Reed Room on Saturday, November 3,
Against Hunger. Youth need to arrive at the Aldersgate Church 8:30 AM.
9:00am-4:00pm, and Sunday, November 4 following the 11:00am service
Contact Rebecca Wagner, wagnerwimps@yahoo.com for additional until 2:00pm. We also invite other church members to donate any extra
information on registration if you have not already registered for this plants or bulbs from their own source to this sale. The profits from this
event. sale will continue to support the men’s group improvement efforts of
many church buildings. Come let’s find homes for these excess plants.
Packaging event for Acolyte Exploration for
RISE Against Hunger Middle and High School Youth
When: Saturday, November 3, 1:30 pm Lunch Will Be Provided
Where: Aldersgate United Methodist Church November 4, 12:15pm-3:00pm
Who: Everyone. The event is for everyone: children, youth and adults
What: Event sponsored by the Charlottesville District If you are currently interested in serving as an acolyte, please plan to
Why: To alleviate world hunger attend this information session if you have previously been an acolyte at
Contact Rebecca Wagner, wagnerwimps@yahoo.com for additional Aldersgate and are interested in reconnecting in this ministry, contact
information on registration, if you have not already registered for this info@cvaumc.org.
event.
On-line Orders: Christmas Wreath Youth Group Confirmation Information Luncheon
Fundraising Event for Youth & Parents
Still want to order or send a gift to someone special out of On November 18, 2018, at 12:15pm, youth and their parents are invited
town? It is still not too late to support our youth and join to attend an information luncheon regarding the confirmation program
in the spirit of the holidays by participating in our at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Confirmation is a series of
Christmas wreath fundraising event. We are now taking classes that help youth, currently in the sixth grade or higher, explore
orders for wreaths on-line only. The proceeds will support their faith and discern whether they are ready to make a profession of
our youth in ministry, fellowship and in mission. The funds faith in Jesus Christ! During confirmation classes, confirmands learn
our youth raise will go towards reducing the out-of-pocket expense for youth about the meaning of Christian faith, the history and teaching of the
and their families to attend youth ministry events including our annual Virginia
United Methodist Church, an explanation of the sacraments of Baptism
Conference Retreats and District Retreats. Here is how you can support our
mission: and Holy Communion, and the membership vows of the
church. Contact Carolyn Robertson at info@cvaumc.org to reserve your
Visit: www.MickmanHolidayGifts.com
lunch.
Login by Using our Fundraising Code: ALDERSVA001
Sellers Name: Youth Group NEX-GEN Virginia Conference
Place your order on their secure website. Aldersgate Youth will receive
Youth Fall Retreats
$8.00 per item purchased. Thank you for your support of our youth! Aldersgate youth are encouraged to attend the annual Virginia
Conference Youth Retreat Weekends. This is a fun weekend of
Donations for College Students activities, music, over 2 night and 2 days.
The time has come again: time to collect goodies for care packages for our
college students during exam time! We are collecting candy, gum, chocolate, Middle School Retreat Details (Grade 6th – 8th Only)
nuts, granola bars, mints, popcorn, crackers, pens, pencils, or any individually Retreat Weekend will be Friday, November 9 til Sunday, November 11.
wrapped food items or small items that would lift the spirits of students in the
midst of exams AND remind them that their church family is thinking of them! High School Retreat Details (Grades 9th – 12th Only)
The items can be placed in the tub located in the hospitality room downstairs; Retreat Weekend will be Friday, November 30 til Sunday, December 2.
deadline is 11/18. Call Susan Reed for information at 973-0766 or email High School Full Price and the final date to reserve a spot for the
reedr3va@gmail.com. Weekend Retreat is $145.00 payment by Sunday, November 11.
Sip and Chat Host Needed Registration and Refunds will follow the Virginia Conference Policy.
Would you like to be a Sip and Chat host? We need hosts for the If you should have any questions about this retreat, contact Carolyn
following Sundays: November 4 and December 30. An information table
is set up in the Reed Room. Please consider signing up for this important Robertson at carolynrobertson@cvaumc.org.
ministry!
Volunteers for Sunday Night
Youth Dinner
Our Youth Group for 2018-2019 is in full swing and each
Sunday night, the Middle School and High School youth join
PACEM Ministry: Help Needed!
for a time of fellowship over a meal from 6:15pm- Aldersgate UMC will once again host the PACEM (People and
6:45pm. Youth Group is seeking adult volunteers, Sunday Congregations Engaged in Ministry) Women’s Shelter from November
10 through the 17. Opportunities to help include greeting our guests
School Classes or other adult small groups in the church who as they arrive, laundering towels, personal laundry, preparing snacks,
would be willing to volunteer to assist with our Sunday Night helping in the kitchen, spending time with our guests, and staying
Youth Group Dinner. We would ask that the night you overnight. Items also are being collected for the shelter through
Sunday, November 11. Volunteer sign-up sheets and Donation boxes
volunteer, you would help prepare or pick up our meal, set up will be located in the Reed Room and the Welcome Center.
food for buffet style serving, join us for dinner and fellowship Personal items: Chapstick, lotion, ladies socks (athletic and dress).
and help us with cleaning up. If you can serve the youth in
Food: Gum, mints, hard candy, snack bags of potato chips, pretzels,
this area for one meal this year, please see the available dates Cheetos, soft snack bars, tea bags, hot chocolate mix, lemonade mix,
in the Reed Room (meal stipend monies are available to Splenda and sugar.
support this ministry). For more information, contact Carolyn Other: New or gently used bath towels and current magazines.
Robertson, Youth Coordinator. Monetary contributions will be accepted to buy food and paper goods,
and to help with other expenses related to hosting the
program. Please make your check payable to AUMC with PACEM listed
Aldersgate Church is Seeking a Director for on the memo line. For more information, contact Deb Reynolds at 295-
the Aldersgate Youth Praise Band 8217, or rynldsdeb@gmail.com; or Nancy Berman at 973-6555, or
nancy.holliday.berman@gmail.com.

The Aldersgate Youth Praise Band ministry is Blue Ridge Food Bank Needs Donations!
seeking an adult Christian to support and As you prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving this year with family and
direct youth volunteers in expressing a friends, please remember those less fortunate than we are and
contribute food items to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Food that is
contagious love of Jesus through music and needed includes:
worship. The director will assist the band in Canned Items: Beef Stew, Ravioli, Spaghetti, Vegetables, Fruit, 100%
rehearsals and in preparations for leading Juice, Soups, Chicken or Tuna (most needed)
worship at Aldersgate Church. The Youth Boxed: Rice 1 lb. (or bag); Macaroni & Cheese, Pasta & Pasta Sauce,
Breakfast Cereals/Oatmeal/Grits
Praise Band leads music during worship periodically
Other: Coffee/Tea/Jam/Jelly, Peanut Butter (most needed)
throughout the year. If you would like to explore this NOTE: Please check expiration dates. NO GLASS JARS and NO jumbo
volunteer opportunity, please contact info@cvaumc.org or size containers, please. Food Collection Bins will be placed in the
Pastor Rob Robertson at 973-5806. Welcome Center and outside the Reed Room. Food will be collected
through November 30.

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