Service Opportunities

 

Adult Mission Trip to Baja California, Mexico

·         A team of eight (already committed) will go to Ensenada, Mexico on April 2 and return on April 8.  They will be working with our missionary partners Adam and Melissa Williford to build a house for a needy family.

·         Prayer warriors are needed to undergird this trip. 

·         Contact George Mingledorff – phone: 334-277-2039, email: gmingled@outlook.com

Watch the team in action... click here for video.

 

Adult Mission Trip to Brentwood, Tennessee

·         A team will go April 20-23 to serve the Japanese who attend the English as a Secondary Language classes at Crossroads to the Nations Church.  They will be working with our missionary partners Neal and Shirley Hicks.

·         Team members and prayer warriors are needed for this trip.  Team members will be sharing their skills in sewing, knitting, crocheting, cooking, gardening, etc., but this is not a requirement.  Being able to share God’s love through the gift of presence is the only requirement.

·         Contact Sarah Mingledorff – phone: 334-277-2039, email: smingled@knology.net

 

Alabama Empowerment Coalition

·         This new non-profit organization provides after school activities, snacks, mentoring, tutoring and sports. 

·         Mentors, tutors and coaches are needed for children ages 9-14 after school Mondays through Fridays from 3:30 until 5:30 at McIntyre Community Center.

·         Contact Dennis Charlesworth – phone: 334-272-3420, email: bama76mba@charter.net

 

Aldersgate’s Food Pantry

·         Our food pantry provides food and other essential items for the needy every Tuesday and Thursday from 10AM - Noon. Individuals may obtain groceries quarterly.

·         Check-in, bagging and hospitality workers are needed on distribution days.  Buyers and stockers are also needed, but work on their own schedule.

·         Contact Marcia Wheat – phone: 334-213-0853; email: morewheat@aol.com

 

Back-Pack Ministry

·         Food for the weekend is provided weekly throughout the school year for children identified by their school as likely not having adequate food when not in school.  This is a good project for groups or individuals to undertake.

·         Two breakfasts, two lunches and two snacks are packed for each child; the bags are delivered to the school on Thursdays.  Buyers, packers and deliverers are needed.

·         Contact Ted Davis – phone: 334-354-7853, email: tndretired@gmail.com

 

Communities of Transformation

·         Communities of Transformation is an innovative ministry that partners low-income families with community volunteers, building intentional and often unlikely friendships that bridge the socioeconomic, cultural, and racial gaps that can divide us.

·         2-3 volunteers per participant are needed to offer support and encouragement through weekly meetings held Tuesday evenings from 5:30-8:00.  Dinner is included and training is provided.

·         Workers are also needed for the children's program on Tuesday evenings; service can be weekly/biweekly/or monthly.

·         Each Tuesday meeting begins with a meal.  Volunteers are needed to prepare meals off-site and to deliver these meals. This is a good group project.

·         Contact Jennifer Lancaster – phone: 334-590-5005, email: jennifer.cot.montgomery@gmail.com

 

EastChase Gleaning

·         Vendors at the summer/early fall EastChase Farmers Market donate leftovers to The Society of St. Andrew. 

·         Volunteers are needed to distribute bags, collect and weigh the produce, and deliver to, or arrange for pick up by, a local charity.

·         Contact Danny Massey – phone: 334-613-0176, email: danniemass@aol.com

 

Family Promise

·         Family Promise serves families in need of temporary housing.  Families (usually two or three) stay overnight for a week in our church building, then move on to another local church.

·         Volunteers are needed to provide dinner, serve as evening or overnight hosts, and help with set-up or take-down on Sundays.

·         Contact Michael Cobb – phone: 334-272-6152, email: michael@aldersgateumc.org

 

Great Day of Service

·         This is Aldersgate’s annual day of coming together to serve our community.  A variety of service projects are conducted both within and beyond the church.

·         Look for information and volunteer forms before our next GDOS scheduled for May 6, 2017.

·         Contact Dennis Charlesworth – phone: 334-272-3420, email: bama76mba@charter.net

 

Knitting & Crocheting Group

·         This group meets on Wednesday afternoons at 2:00 to make baby blankets, prayer shawls, and lap quilts as gifts of love.

·         Don’t know how to knit or crochet?  No problem, lessons are offered gladly.

·         Contact Dolores Nix at 334-244-1640

 

Let God Arise Ministries

·         This ministry brings God's love to those behind prison bars in Montgomery’s County Detention Facility and the city and federal jails.

·         Volunteers are needed to assist with worship services and other programs for the inmates; a background check must be completed to serve.  Bible donations are appreciated.

·         Contact Dennis Charlesworth – phone: 334-272-3420, email: bama76mba@charter.net

 

MACOA Christmas Cookie Project

·         The Ambassadors Class sponsors this annual project which provides hundreds of homemade cookies for the neediest of Montgomery’s Meals on Wheels recipients.

·         Volunteers are needed to make and package cookies.

·         Contact Sarah Mingledorff – phone: 334-277-2039, email: smingled@knology.net

 

Mary Ellen’s Hearth

·         Mary Ellen’s Hearth provides transitional housing  for homeless mothers and their children at the former Nellie Burge Community Center, 1226 Clay St.

·         Volunteers are needed to entertain the children with crafts, story-time or games on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:20 – 8:00 while their moms are receiving training.  Volunteers of all ages are needed the third Saturday of each month from 1:00-3:00 pm for various projects.

·         Contact Joetta Davis – phone: 334-233-6645, email: trunkmin@gmail.com

 

Meals on Wheels

·         Aldersgate delivers meals Monday through Friday in the Dalraida area for the Montgomery Area Council on Aging.  Drivers commit to one day per month.  Back-up drivers are also needed.

·         Volunteers pick up at Eastbrook Café at 11AM and deliver to about 10 homes.

·         Contact Betty Spencer – phone: 334-277-5893, email: iam42shutr@yahoo.com

 

Medical Outreach Ministries

·         Medical Outreach Ministries ministers to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the medically underserved in our area by providing free healthcare and a “medical home” to those 19-64.

·         Volunteers are needed to greet clients, perform clerical functions, sort and bag medications, and help in other ways at their clinic at 1401 E. South Blvd.

·         Medication donations are accepted if the medicine has not been opened and has not expired and the seal has not been broken. Gifts of medical or office supplies, computer support and other goods and services are appreciated.

·         Contact Dennis Charlesworth – phone: 334-272-3420, email: bama76mba@charter.net

 

Missions Prayer Team

·         This group meets on the second Monday of every month at 1:30 in the Prayer Room (room 20) to pray for our mission partners, activities and trips.

·         This is a great way to keep up with our partners and their prayer needs.  Come join the group; you’ll be amazed at how much you will learn about our faithful partners and God’s provision and care for them.

·         Contact Sarah Mingledorff – phone: 334-277-2039, email: smingled@knology.net

 

Neighbors in Christ

·         Neighbors in Christ serve crime victims in the Montgomery area with emergency assistance, counseling, security repairs and other support.

·         Volunteers are needed to do home repairs, such as repairing/replacing doors, locks or broken glass.

·         Contact Dennis Charlesworth – phone: 334-272-3420, email: bama76mba@charter.net

 

Operation Christmas Child – Shoe Box Ministry

·         Every fall Samaritan’s Purse collects shoe boxes full of toys, school supplies and other goodies to distribute to children around the world.

·         Fill a shoe box, or several.  Volunteers are also needed to organize and publicize collection of the boxes and to deliver the boxes to a central pick-up point on collection Sunday.

·         Contact Sarah Mingledorff – phone: 334-277-2039, email: smingled@knology.net

 

Quilting and Sewing Group

·         This group of women use their sewing talents for the benefit of others and welcome anyone who likes to sew.  They meet monthly on the first Thursday from 9AM – noon.

·         If you’ve never quilted before, mentors will help you learn. 

·         Contact Olive Parsons – phone:334-514-6949, email: parsonsoa@bellsouth.net

 

Reality & Truth

·         Reality and Truth seeks to meet the physical and spiritual needs of those in need in our community.  Aldersgate provides supper on the second Friday of each month; this is a good group project, but individuals can serve, too. 

·         Volunteers are needed to purchase, prepare, deliver and serve the meal.  A devotional with prayer for the meal is always welcomed.  Volunteers are also needed to help collect items and package toiletry kits 3-4 times a year.  Clothing donations are accepted at 108 Camden St. any evening between 5 and 6PM.

·         Contact Patsy Eiland – phone: 334-398-0174, email: pce047@gmail.com

 

Renascence

·         This non-profit organization assists men recently released on parole for non-violent offenses, providing a structured support network to begin successful, productive transition into society.

·         Volunteers are needed to visit, meet, share a meal, converse with or mentor resident members or perform routine clerical duties, such help with mailings.

·         Contact Dennis Charlesworth – phone: 334-272-3420, email: bama76mba@charter.net

 

Save Kids of Incarcerated Parents (SKIP), Inc.

·         This non-profit organization provides supportive services to children of incarcerated parents and their families to help stop the cycle of incarceration through academic enrichment, social skills development, family resources services assistance, and parent/caregiver group support.

·         They are seeking tutors, mentors, counselors, and others to assist with afterschool, Saturday, and summer camp programs.

·         Contact Dennis Charlesworth – phone: 334-272-3420, email: bama76mba@charter.net

 

Society of St. Andrew

·         The Society of St. Andrew has delivered more than 16 million pounds of salvaged potatoes and other food to the needy in Alabama. This has resulted in approximately 48 million servings of food going to Alabama’s hungry.

·         Volunteers are needed to glean, sort and transport fruits and vegetables.

·         Contact Danny Massey – phone: 334-613-0176, email: danniemass@aol.com

 

Vacation Bible School

·         This year’s VBS will be July 10-13.  Volunteers are needed to help decorate, set up, and take down and to serve as guides, craft workers, meal servers, registrars, parking lot attendees and music leaders.

·         Contact Debbie Daniel – phone: 334-244-7386, email: tidetennis@gmail.com

          or Katie Blair – phone: 334-272-6152, email: katie@aldersgateumc.org

 

Youth Mission Trip

·         Chaperones and sponsors are needed for this year’s mission trip to New Orleans, June 18-23.

·         Contact Paul Horton – phone: 334-272-6152, email: paul@aldersgateumc.org

 

Youth Mission Week

·         Adult volunteers are needed to assist the youth with service projects, to chaperone the trip portion of the week (or put location) and to prepare meals

·         Contact Paul Horton – phone: 334-272-6152, email: paul@aldersgateumc.org