Service Opportunities

Aldersgate’s 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.
• 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 Susan Hargrave – phone: 334-590-7883; email: [email protected]

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
• 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. To provide a meal or to help with
preparation contact Patsy Eiland - phone: 334-398-0174, email: [email protected]

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 to be scheduled for later this
• Contact Patsy Eiland – phone: 334-398-0174, email: [email protected]

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 Patsy Eiland – phone: 334-398-0174, email: [email protected]

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.
• 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

• 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 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 in Room 28 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 Sarah Mingledorff – phone: 334-277-2039, email: [email protected]

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.
• Currently this group is completing quilts to be sent to Hurricane Michael victims in North
Florida. They have already sent over 300. Another load was sent in late January to Lynn Haven
for distribution.
• If you’ve never quilted before, mentors will help you learn, or you can help with pinning and
• Contact Olive Parsons – phone: 334-514-6949, email: [email protected]

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 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 can be donated on Fridays from 1PM until 3PM at 508 Montgomery Street                                                                                                                                                                       • Contact Patsy Eiland – phone: 334-398-0174, email: [email protected]


• 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 Patsy Eiland – phone: 334-398-0174, email: [email protected]

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 Patsy Eiland – phone: 334-398-0174, email: [email protected]