member services

Aldersgate believes that caring begins with our own members and extends to the community around us. We have a number of programs to help our members, their families, friends and neighbors with a variety of concerns:

  • Ministers of Pastoral Care to come and visit members at home or in the hospital
  • DivorceCare support during and after divorce
  • GriefShare dealing with grief following loss in one's life

Check out the programs at Aldersgate to help you through these times of difficult transitions in life.

New Members: Please fill out our Aldersgate United Methodist Church Membership Profile and send it via email to Cheryl Merritt prior to attending the class..



Making greeting cards for use by the staff and congregation. The cards are kept in the HUB and are available whenever needed. The Card Making ministry team meets once a month. Check out the calendar for more details.


Prepares meals for members who are in the crisis situation of illness, moving, or a new baby in the family. If you would like to be involved in this ministry, please contact the Director of Congregational Care.


Provides transportation to doctors offices and grocery stores when needed. If you would like to be involved in this ministry, please contact the Director of Congregational Care.


Communion is taken to those who cannot attend worship by trained Eucharistic Ministers whenever Holy Communion is offered at the worship services. If you would like to be involved in this ministry, please contact the Director of Congregational Care.

committees and teams


Responsible for the current ministries of the Congregational Care Team; part of the “Grow – in Faith and Love” mission and accountable to the Lead Team. Examples of Care Team responsibilities are: ministering through cards, telephone calls, delivering casseroles, serving the Eucharist to those who cannot attend service and visiting members.


Coordinates receptions after funerals and memorial services for the families of those whose loved ones have died.



Individuals and couples can benefit from assembling their records in one place. The Congregational Care Team has created a document that can help you organize and record current information. If, or when, you need assistance with your financial affairs, the person(s) you identify will have accurate information. This information will also be a help to your survivor(s) in the event of your death. Download the Family Records (PDF) form. It is important to keep this information up to date!


Individuals who visit regularly with those who are lonely and need a friend.


This is a church-wide prayer list, identifying congregation members, plus their close friends and extended family members who need special prayers. All congregation members are asked to pray on a regular basis for those on the list. It is updated and distributed weekly via e-mail, and hard-copies are also made available on Sundays. Names remain on the list for four weeks, and you may shorten or extend that time by sending another e-mail. We only include names, no other personal information.

To have someone added to the list, send an e-mail to Please include the name of the person who needs prayers, plus a contact name and phone number. You may also call the church and asked to be added to the list.


These cards are placed in the pews in the sanctuary and are available to anyone to write a message to someone for whom they are praying. These cards are collected weekly and sent to the person who is being prayed for.