From the Pastor (June 2018)

My time at Aldersgate is rapidly drawing to a close. I want to thank you for letting me be in ministry with you these past 17 years. It’s been such a blessing to know you, to share with you in both times of joy and sorrow, and to work with you as we served Christ...

From the Pastor (May 2018)

I am writing this on a morning when I woke up to a heavy frost. I want to live each day to the fullest, but I confess I am looking forward to warmer days in May. One of my favorite days in the Christian year occurs on May 20—Pentecost. Pentecost comes 50 days after...

From the Pastor (April 2018)

Christ is Risen! Alleluia! That Christ is risen helps us be confident that new life is possible now and life with God throughout eternity is assured. Every time something changes we lose something. There is a small “death” and the ensuing grief. God promises to be...

From the Pastor (March 2018)

I’m writing this on Ash Wednesday, the first day of the Lenten Season in the Christian year. By the time you are reading this we will probably be in the second week of Lent. I pray you are taking time to use the daily devotional you received at church and praying...

From the Pastor (February 2018)

We, your pastors and Church Council, have designated 2018 to be a year of prayer at Aldersgate. (Of course, every year should be, but we want to put special emphasis on it this year.) I pray you are enjoying and benefiting from the book, Draw the Circle: The 40 Day...

From the Pastor (December 2017/January 2018)

Advent begins December 3. Advent is the season of preparation for Christmas. For Christians, it doesn’t mean decorating the house, baking cookies, and buying gifts. There is nothing wrong with these things unless that’s all our preparation involves. Even with all the...
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