Service Opportunities

 Aldersgate Food Pantry

  • Our food pantry provides food and other essential items for the needy every Tuesday 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.
  • Food donations of canned vegetables, cereal, rice, canned fruit, peanut butter, jelly, spaghetti and spaghetti sauce, mac and cheese, toilet paper, paper towels, and cleaning/laundry supplies are needed. 
  • Contact Marcia Wheat – phone: 334-213-0853; email: [email protected]

 

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 Kate Evans – phone: 334-279-0153; email: [email protected]  

 

Communities of Transformation     Currently impacted by COVID-19 restrictions

  • 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.
  • During normal times, 2-3 volunteers per participant are needed to offer support and encouragement through weekly training meetings held Tuesday evenings from 5:30-8:00 at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church.  Meetings are currently being held via Zoom.
  • When on-site meeting resume dinner will be included, and volunteers are needed to prepare meals off-site and to deliver these meals to the meeting. This is a good group project.
  • To provide a meal or to help with preparation, contact Patsy Eiland – phone: 334-398-0174, email: pce0​[email protected]
  • To volunteer otherwise, contact Jennifer Lancaster – phone: 334-590-5005, email: [email protected]                          

 

Great Day of Service     Currently impacted by COVID-19 restrictions

  • 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 which will be scheduled when safe, hopefully in the spring of 2021.
  • Contact Patsy Eiland – phone: 334-398-0174, email: [email protected]​        

 

Knitting & Crocheting Group     Currently impacted by COVID-19 restrictions

  • This group is currently working individually in their homes due to the pandemic.
  • Normally the 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      Currently impacted by COVID-19 restrictions

  • This ministry brings God's love to those behind prison bars in Montgomery’s County Detention Facility and the city and federal jails.
  • When visitations resume, volunteers will be 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 Patsy Eiland – phone: 334-398-0174, email: [email protected]

 

Mary Ellen’s Hearth     Currently impacted by COVID-19 restrictions

  • 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 when mothers are in training sessions.
  • Contact Patsy Eiland - phone 334-398-0174, email: [email protected]

 

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 MACOA at 10:30 AM and deliver to about 10 homes.
  • Contact Betty Spencer – phone: 334-277-5893, email: [email protected]

 

Medical Outreach Ministries     Currently impacted by COVID-19 restrictions

  • 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 adults  
  • Volunteers are needed to greet clients, perform clerical functions, sort, and bag medications, and help in other ways when their clinic at 1401 E. South Blvd. is open.
  • 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 Patsy Eiland – phone: 334-398-0174, email: [email protected]

 

Missions Prayer Team

  • This group meets on the second Monday of every month at 1:30 via Zoom 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: [email protected]

 

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 Peggy Massey – phone: 334-613-0176, email: [email protected]

 

Quilting and Sewing Group     Currently impacted by COVID-19 restrictions

  • This group of women use their sewing talents for the benefit of others and welcome anyone who likes to sew. They normally meet monthly on the first Thursday from 9AM – noon at the church. 
  • Currently they are working on quilting projects individually in their own homes due to the pandemic.
  • If you’ve never quilted before, mentors will help you learn, or you can help with pinning and ironing. 
  • Contact Olive Parsons – phone:334-514-6949, email: [email protected] 

 

Reality & Truth     Currently impacted by COVID-19 restrictions

  • Reality and Truth seeks to meet the physical and spiritual needs of those in need in our community by providing daily supper, Bible study, toiletry items, new underwear, and gently used clothing. 
  • Aldersgate provides supper on the second Friday of each month at 108 Camden Street; 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 and household items cannot be donated at this time, but new men’s and women’s underwear as well as toiletry kits are needed. 
  • Contact Patsy Eiland – phone: 334-398-0174, email: [email protected]

 

Renascence     Currently impacted by COVID-19 restrictions

  • This non-profit organization assists men recently released on parole for non-violent offenses, providing a structured support network to begin a successful, productive transition into society.
  • When restrictions have been lifted, volunteers will be needed to visit, meet, share a meal, converse with or mentor resident members, or perform routine clerical duties, such help with mailings.
  • Donations of bicycles and city bus passes are needed.
  • Contact Patsy Eiland – phone: 334-398-0174, email: [email protected]

 

Save Kids of Incarcerated Parents (SKIP)    Currently impacted by COVID-19 restrictions

  • 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.
  • When restrictions have been lifted, they will need tutors, mentors, counselors, and others to assist with after school, Saturday, and summer camp programs. 
  • Contact Patsy Eiland – phone: 334-398-0174, email: [email protected]