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                                                                                                                                                                            Volume 08     Number 38      September 23, 2009                   9:45 a.m. Sunday School
          “ T h e C h u r c h W i t h A Wa r m H e a r t ”                                                      Abilene, TX 79605
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                                                                                                                                                                      “RUMMAGE SALE IS A GOOD EXAMPLE”                                       Monday, September 28
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                                                                                                                                                                    When I think of the Rummage Sale, one of the things that comes to         9:30 a.m. Disciple II Study (Adult Bible)
                                                                                                                                                                    mind is how well it is organized. There are teams of workers who         11:00 a.m. Newsletter Deadline
                                                                                                                                                                    plan for days and weeks and months—some people literally work
                                                                                                                                                                    all year long on this project. Sacrifices are made, people re-ar-        Tuesday, September 29
                                                                                                                                                                    range schedules, the church activities are in chaos for a couple of       8:00 a.m. Work Day for Rummage Sale
                                                                                                                                                                    weeks, and people volunteer many hours for this worthy cause.             9:00 a.m. MDO Chapel
                                                                                                                                                                    The teamwork is evident. The results confirm that all the effort is       2:00 p.m. Neighborhood Seniors
                                                                                                                                                                    worth raising a lot of money, which goes for missions work through        7:00 p.m. Bishop Whitfield at Wylie
                                                                                                                                                 the United Methodist Women and other groups in the congregation. The Rummage Sale                       UMC
                                                                                                                                                 is a good example of a group working together for a common goal.
       Church Staff: Derrell Patterson, Pastor; Gloria George, Administrative Assistant/Newsletter Editor; Susan Acosta, Receptionist;                                                                                                       Wednesday, September 30
                Brian Hecimovich, Music Director; Tim Palmer, College/Outreach Director; Alan Hartmann, Youth Director;                          There are other examples of this kind of teamwork in our congregation. When Volun-           8:00 a.m. Work Day for Rummage Sale
     Timothy Miler, Assistant Youth Director; Chelsie Jones, Youth Intern; Tracie Hartmann, Children’s Director; Ralph Garcia, Custodian         teer In Mission Trips are organized, teamwork is essential. When everyone in the             9:00 a.m. MDO Chapel
                                                                                                                                                 group works together, so much can be accomplished, whether it is a team of youth or a            Noon MDO & Staff Birthday
                                                                                                                                                 team of adults. Other obvious examples are: a choir singing together to make intricate                 Luncheon in Adult Bible
                                                                                                                                                 harmonies sound beautiful; a sports team all working together to achieve a winning               Noon Prayer Group
                                                                                                                                                 goal or winning a game; The Empty Bowls Project, which involves over a hundred               5:30 p.m. Mid-High Youth
                                                                                                                                                 people organizing, recruiting, creating art, advertising this simple meal, and prepar-       6:00 p.m. Jubilee Ringers
                                                                                                                                                 ing for the food, which in turn helps improve the quality of life for so many others. We     6:00 p.m. All Church Bible Study
                                                                                                                                                 could name others, but these are some good examples of what can be accomplished              6:00 p.m. Wacky Wednesday
                                                                                                                                                 when a small group of people come together to make a difference in this world. It kind       6:30 p.m. Sr. High Youth
                                                                                                                                                 of sounds like what the early church did when it was turning the world upside down           7:00 p.m. Choir Rehearsal
                                                                                                                                                 with a message of love and hope and eternal life.                                            7:30 p.m. McM TIP Group
  THIS WEDNESDAY - SUNDAY
        EDNESDA     UNDA
                                                 FIRST TIME VISITORS                                            UNITED                           I know we “Methodists” are good at organizing, so thinking about the Rummage Sale           Thursday, October 1
                                                                                                                                                 got me to thinking about applying that same principle to all the other areas of the
 Wednesday, September 23                         Gina Price                                                    METHODIST
                                                                                                               METHODIST                         church. What if we were as organized in helping the church to grow as we are in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8:00 a.m. Rummage Sale
  7:00 a.m. See You At The Pole                  Michael Flores
      Noon Prayer Group                          Phillip & Connie Sherman                                       WOMEN                            preparing for the Rummage Sale? What if we spent as much time and energy and
                                                                                                                                                 money advertising for the Lord and the church as we do in advertising for the Rummage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Friday, October 2
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      Noon Abilene Assoc. of Cong.                                                                                                                                                                                                           10:00 a.m. Conversation with God
                                                 Rob & Debi Kunesch                              MARTHA CIRCLE: Monday, September 28,            Sale? Could we sacrifice with the same amount of passion that we do when we work
  5:30 p.m. Mid-High Youth                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Prayer Group
  6:00 p.m. Jubilee Ringers                      Sandra Surratt                                  6:30 pm. Short business meeting and             hour after hour in the furniture or clothing or tool or jewelry department? If we put our
  6:00 p.m. All Church Bible Study               Kellie Merritt                                  then we will work in the rummage sale.          minds to it, what could Aldersgate do with that kind of focus? We could probably win        Saturday, October 3
  6:00 p.m. Wacky Wednesday                      Barbara Snelson                                                                                 a lot more people for the Lord, couldn’t we? Aldersgate is a very friendly and caring        8:00 a.m. Rummage Sale
  6:30 p.m. Sr. High Youth                                                                       SEAGO CIRCLE: Changed to Monday, Sep-           place to worship, study, and serve God, so I am not complaining. I was just wondering        8:30 a.m. District Lay Speaker Training
  7:00 p.m. Choir Rehearsal                      MCMURRY/COLLEGE                                 tember 28 at 2:00 pm, Launa Brand’s hom.e       how many people we could invite, and how many disciples we could make for Christ…if                     Haskell UMC
  7:30 p.m. McM TIP Group                                                                                                                        we really put our whole self into it. Working in the Rummage Sale is a good example of
                                                 Rachel Thyrion           Amanda Genzling                                                        what working for the Lord might look like if we were winning souls for Christ with that
 Sunday, September 27                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sunday, October 4 - Holy Communion
                                                 Ben Scanlon                       Ryan Lake                                                     same kind of passion. (Then again, I wouldn’t want to kill all our workers from exhaus-      8:30 a.m. Early Worship Service
  8:30 a.m. Early Worship Service
  9:45 a.m. Sunday School
                                                 Hali Dees
                                                 Zachary Miller
                                                                            T im Henderson
                                                                             W illiam Young
                                                                                                   CONSECRATION                                  tion, huh?!?)                                                                                9:45 a.m. Sunday School
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                                                 Vanessa Thomas
                                                 Leanna Begay
                                                                               Trey Sandberg
                                                                              Timothy Milor
                                                                                                      SUNDAY                                     Here’s a challenge: The week after the Rummage Sale, give one day a week to inviting
                                                                                                                                                 and discipling someone else into a love relationship with the Lord; do so with as much
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5:00 p.m. Youth
  4:00 p.m. All Church Fellowship at                                                                                                                                                                                                          5:00 p.m. Children’s Music
                                                 Eugena Thomas               Chelsea Jones      This year it is on Sunday, November 8th. Rev.    enthusiasm and energy as you have when you work at the Rummage Sale. What could
             Festival Gardens - Zoo              Becky Overton                  Erin Brothers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7:00 p.m. The Oaks College Community
                                                                                                Don Boren, our District Superintendent, is the   happen? Just about anything. The sky is the limit. Think of all the people we could get
  5:00 p.m. Youth Parent’s Meeting               Taylor Chamness        Chidimma Esomonu        guest speaker.                                   into our church if we really put our minds to work on that challenge!
  5:00 p.m. NO Children’s Music                  Nolan Waggoner
  7:00 p.m. The Oaks Open Mic. Night             Nathan Worley                                                                                   In Christ, Derrell
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FROM THE COLLEGE/OUTREACH DIRECTOR                                                                      GREETINGS FROM                                  UNLOAD STORAGE BUILDINGS                                                                  EXPRESSIN G OUR LOVE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  EXPRESSING      LO
                                                                                                           the_gate.                                                                                                                              FOR GOD THROUGH . . .
BRANCHING OUT                                                                                                                                        This Saturday, September 26th, 9:00 a.m.
                                                                                                                          Student Ministries                                                                                                      OUR PRAYERS
The Oaks college community is full of college students eager to serve our                                                                            Volunteers come and help any day, when time is available…                                    Hendrick Medical Center:
community. So, in an effort to get outside the doors of our little store front            “Hey, hey, hey,!” Hope everyone is doing well.                                                                                                          John Wood -3626
on 14th street, we’ve declared that the last Wednesday of each month will                 This Wednesday evening starting at 5:30 pm we              ALL HELP NEEDED:                                                                             Nancy Harrison - 6716
be “branch” night. I conceive the mission of The Oaks to include three               are setting up for the rummage sale. We will need               *Pick-ups, trailers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Abilene Regional Hospital:
primary focuses.                                                                     everyone’s help getting the tables in and set up.               *Men, women, youth, Boy Scouts
                                                                                          Sunday night at 5:00 pm we will have our parents           *Setting up, unpacking                                                                       Prayers for:
First, we want to be rooted in love. In the same way that a plant begins its         meeting at the Festival Gardens across from the zoo.                                                                                                         Sarah Doucette - Cataract surgery. She
                                                                                                                                                     ORGANIZING:
process of growth by sprouting and developing deep roots, we desire to               This will coincide with the family day that the Family                                                                                                       is allergic to the material that most im-
                                                                                                                                                     *Saturday, September 26 through Wednesday, September 30
develop a deep root system in the love of God. So, we study together. We             Life Committee is putting on for the entire church.                                                                                                          plants are made of. Her doctor has made
read the Scriptures, apply them to our lives, and we read things that other               Ephesians 2 (The Message) 7-10 Now God has us              WAYS TO HELP:                                                                                arrangements to meet her special needs.
folks have written about a life lived in communion with God.                                                                                         *Come to the church and help unload, unpack                                                  Zelda Leverett - health problems
                                                                                     where he wants us, with all the time in this world and                                                                                                       Bob House - Recovery from back surgery
                                                                                     the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ         *Volunteers needed to bake Pecan Pies for Thursday, October 1 and Friday, October 2
Second, we branch out. Deep roots are great, but their purpose is to feed                                                                                                                                                                         Jim Gibson - Gallbladder surgery
                                                                                     Jesus. Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is   *Donate pecans for kitchen crew to bake pecan pies
the growth of the tree so that it can mature and bear fruit. Around The              trust him enough to let him do it. It’s God’s gift from
                                                                                                                                                     MAKE PLANS to eat in the Church’s Country Café on Thursday, October 1 and Friday,            Continue to Pray for:
Oaks, we want to branch out and embrace community with our fellow                    start to finish! We don’t play the major role. If we did,                                                                                                    Jewell Martin, Letha Irvine, Mary Adams,
Christians and with everyone in the world, even our enemies. Branching                                                                               October 2
                                                                                     we’d probably go around bragging that we’d done the                                                                                                          Montie Odom, Sue Gayle, Betty Garrett,
out can be defined as love lived out. We hope that it is a part of our daily         whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves.                                                                                                         Caroline Rankin, Bill & Louise McLaren,
lives, but as a group, we will meet together on the last Wednesday evening           God does both the making and saving. He creates each                                                                                                         Jane & Gordan Gray, Don Fletcher, Jean
of each month and serve our community. Whether it’s picking up trash                 of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the                                                                                                   Shoultz, Eileen Faulks, Clay Meadows,
around our neighborhood or visiting with the elderly in a nursing home, we           good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we                        “ALDERSGATE FAMILY FUN DAY”                                                       Betty DeBerry, Steve Johnson, Mary Mills,
desire to serve!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bobby Cox, Don Clemmer, Othell Greever,
                                                                                     had better be doing.
                                                                                          I want all of you to remember that Christ tore                        Sunday, September 27 - 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.                                          Lou Swindell, Charles McCoy, The Jour-
Third, we want to reach up. Just like a tree grows toward the sky, we desire                                                                                                                                                                      ney UMC.
                                                                                     down the wall for you. Embrace that and remember                                Festival Gardens - Abilene Zoo
to reach out toward God. In another word- this means worship! Whether                that God did all the hard work for us all we have to do            All are invited for food, fun, fellowship, air castle, and more....                       Be in Prayer for our Military Family and
we are painting, praying, preaching, or singing, we want to focus our en-            is just live like we love God.                                                                                                                               Friends:
ergy toward God.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Braxton Rehm (Air Force)
                                                                                     Peace, love, and Jesus                                                                                                                                       Joe Terry, (Air Force)
Grace and peace.                                                                     Alan                                                                                                                                                         Jim Burgess (Air Force)
Tim                                                                                                                                                                    2010 VIM TEAM - COSTA RICA                                                 Phillip Sellers (Army)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  John Jackson (Army)
                                                                                                                                                     The Aldersgate UMC Volunteers in Mission Team is going to Costa Rica, July 8 - 17, 2010,     Daniel Lindsey (Army)
                                                                                                                                                     for a wonderful week of work. We are hoping to field 4 work teams: vision screening;         Scott Jones (Army)
                                                                                                                                                     construction; VBS; and a women’s Bible study. The cost is $1,275.00.                         Nathan Johnson (Marine)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  James Rose, (Marine)
   ABILENE DISTRICT UNITED METHODIST                                                         CATCH THE EXCITEMENT:                                   Anyone interested in signing up to go or who wants additional information may contact        Reese Barnett (Marine)
                                                                                                                                                     Jack Darnell, Team Leader, at jackdarnell@myexcel.com; or, at 829-7537.                      Kris Faulkenberry (Air Force)
        WOMEN ANNUAL MEETING                                                                         ALDERSGATE ALIVE                                                                                                                             All Troops still deployed

On September 12, five United Methodist Women from Aldersgate traveled                                                                                God bless,
through a downpour to attend this meeting in Childress. Shown pictured be-
                                                                                                SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 2010                               Jack Darnell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               OUR PRESENCE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8:30 a.m. Service ................................ 47
low, left to right is: Peggy Wright (Peggy was installed as Treasurer for the next                                                                                                                                                                Sunday School .................................. 200
year), Loretta Carter, Janice Tiner, Katrina Robinson, Maudene Gilbreath.                                                                                                                                                                         10:50 a.m. Service ............................ 226
                                                                                                                                                                         AROUND ALDERSGATE
                                                                                                                                                                         AROUND ALDERSGA                                                                          OUR GIFTS
                                                                                       ALDERSGATE ALIVE MEALS ON WHEELS TEAM                                                                                                                      Budget for 2008 ....................... $596,081
                                                                                                                                                     WE EXPRESS OUR SYMPATHY AND PRAYERS TO:                                                      Needed each week ..................... $11,464
                                                                                       We are needing as many Guidepost magazines as
                                                                                                                                                     The family of Montie Odom. Montie passed away Friday, September 18th.                        Received this week ...................... $6,682
                                                                                       we can get to deliver to the ones we will be visiting.        Doris Ogden and family on the death of her sister-in-law, Dorby Lindsay, September 15, in    Needed YTD .............................. $435,632
                                                                                       If you have some, new or old, please leave them in            Brady, TX.                                                                                   Received Year-To-Date ............. $392,012
                                                                                       the church office and we will pick them up.                   Peggy Wright and family on the death of her great-nephew, Robert Copeland, age 28, last      Ahead or (Behind) ................... $(43,620)
                                                                                                                                                     week.                                                                                        Mission Task Force Upate
                                                                                       Also, please contact Marilyn Aldridge at 691-5703                                                                                                          Faith Promise Received ........... $119,912
                                                                                       if you deliver Meals on Wheels and the number of              DEAR ALDERSGATE FAMILY: Thank you for welcoming us into the church! The greeting, the
                                                                                       meals you usually deliver. We are trying to get a             hospitality, the bread - it’s all been wonderful and welcoming. We look forward to getting
                                                                                       count to know how many packets we will need.                  to know all of you better.                            Adam, Jasmine, and Noah Majkowski

                                                                                       Thank you so much. Blessings!                                 WELCOME NEW MEMBERS: Jim and Rosanna Verden, Raymond and Clare Pierce, and
                                                                                                                                                     Pauline Williams joined Aldersgate on Sunday, September 20. The newsletter next week
                                                                                                                                                     will have new member pictures.