Announcements June 4, 2023

Flowers on the altar are given in loving memory of Stan; a husband, Dad, and Grandpa from The Marson Family

High School Recognition Sunday – June 4th

Congratulations to the following youth who will be graduating from High School:

Jack Dorsey, Declan Hughes, Justin Randall, Shaylee Wright

 We will recognize our graduates during the 10:45 a.m. Worship Service.

There will be a brunch for all from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. as we celebrate this milestone in their life!

Rev Maylis’ Ordination Weekend – June 9 and 11, 2023!

On the evening of June 9, 2023, at 7 PM, Rev Maylis will be ordained a Deacon in the United Methodist Church at a ceremony conducted by Bishop Peggy Johnson during Annual Conference at the DoubleTree Hotel in Manchester NH.  A number of Aldersgate groups, including the choir, are planning on attending the ceremony. 

For those who cannot be in Manchester that evening, there will also be a streaming of the service available on YouTube at the following link:

or search YouTube for @newenglandconferenceumc2273.

On 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.

Early Bird Bible Study

Early Bird concludes the Spring series with an open discussion on “The Goodness of God.” Join in the discussion and share your reflections on how, and in what ways, God has been good to you in 2023. We each have a story to tell (to the nation??). Come and share yours! Early Bird meets this Tuesday morning at ten fifteen. This will be the final session before the break for summer.

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

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.


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.

Thank you from the Mireault Family

Dear Aldersgate family,

We would like to thank you for the outpouring of prayers, support and assistance during Kevin’s illness and memorial service. We could feel the love of everyone during this very difficult time. Though we are heartbroken because of our loss, we take comfort in knowing that we are surrounded by our faith family and know that you continually lift us up in prayer.

Kathy, Tyler and Alyson Mireault


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.

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