Announcements June 11, 2023

Flowers on the altar are given by Susan Lewis in celebration of her Mom, Phyllis Norton’s 93rd Birthday Today

Rev Maylis Ordination Weekend – June 11, 2023!

Today, Sunday, June 11, Rev Maylis will be taking the pulpit to present the message. We will be presenting Rev Maylis with a Jordan River stole in honor and recognition of this important milestone in Rev Maylis’ journey with Christ. 

Following worship, after the second service, we will be having a potluck lunch in honor of Rev Maylis.  Yes, there will be cake!

Be there as we honor this accomplishment by Rev Maylis.

Our Summer Sunday Schedule Starts on June 25th

We start our new summer schedule on June 25th with one service at 9:30 am, with Coffee Hour to follow at 10:30. 

As usual, we will live-stream and record the service, so you can watch it as it is happening at 9:30 or watch it later at your convenience.  To access the live stream, go to the church web site at 9:30 and click on the live-stream link near the bottom of the home page.  The recording of the service will also be posted on the church website.

Single Ladies Dining Out

Singles Ladies Dining Out will have dinner on June 17th at 5 pm at Bahama Breeze which is located at 413 Middlesex Road, Tyngsboro, MA 01879.

If you are a single lady and would enjoy a dinner out and lots of fun conversation, we would love to have you join us.  Please RSVP by Thursday June 15th to Betsy Campbell 978-256-9400 or by email to

Father’s Day Breakfast

Sunday, June 18th

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

 Egg Casserole

Bacon & Sausage

Sliced Fruit 


Vegan/Gluten Free Options

All donations will go towards our trip to Youth 2023

Summertime Stewardship

It’s hard to believe that we are already halfway through our year! There has been so much activity and hard work–by so many faithful servants at Aldersgate! As summer approaches please be sure to keep your church family in mind with your prayers and your pledges.

Please feel free to bring your 2023 pledged offerings when you join us on Sundays this summer at 9:30 a.m. You can also send them by mail or electronic bill-pay. Thank you for your faithful stewardship!

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL! FOR CHILDREN AGES 4 - 12 AUGUST 14th – 18th from 9 - noon

Our theme for VBS this summer is “Under Construction”. We will learn about Habitat for Humanity and the way God helps us to Share, Care, Learn, Worship, and Celebrate! 

Registration forms are on the welcome desk and the welcome table in the Church School area.

BUILD Team Developing Ways to Reach Out to Community

The Church Council has commissioned a small team of congregants to develop ways to increase our outreach to the community.  The team’s name – Bolster and Unite for Inspiring Inclusive Loving Disciples (BUILD) – represents the objective to increase Aldersgate’s ability to help meet the needs to the community and, potentially, increase involvement in all aspects of church life: worship, education, and fellowship.  The team has been discerning how to apply our strengths to demonstrate “radical hospitality” to visitors and offer opportunities to better meet the needs of our local community.  Look for information this summer about initiatives the team recommends.  If you have questions, please ask one of the team’s members: Pastor Bob, Cheryl Cruickshank, Betsey Driscoll, Katie Fisher, Clewis Howe, Christine Kelley, Cate Lehan, Michelle Mescall, Rick Newcomb, Jim Ortolf, Lee Pender, Peter Smyton, Jen van Buren, Dan Ward, and Nicole Wetherell.

New Directory

A lot has changed since our last church directory was published four years ago in 2019: some congregants have left us, new friends are now part of our church family, and there has even been some turnover among the staff!  The Church Council is looking to create a new directory to reflect our current church family and staff and is looking for someone to lead the effort.  There is material from past directory efforts and a crew of volunteers identified to help.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact Peter Smyton at or 978-256-1795.