Q. Am I Ready to Join?

These questions are asked as new members join:
  • “As a member of Christ’s universal church, will you be loyal to The United Methodist Church, and do all in your power to strengthen its ministries?”
  • “As a member of this congregation, will you faithfully participate in its ministries by your prayers, your presence, your gifts, your service, and your witness?”
By agreeing to them, you pledge to be in ministry, and to be stewards of God’s gifts with …
Your Prayers
  • Take time to pray for the ministries, the people, pastors, mission, and staff of Aldersgate.
  • Aldersgate vows to pray for you as well! When you have a need, please let the church office know.
Your Presence
  • We hope to see you during worship on Sunday morning. If we have missed you for four weeks in a row, you will receive correspondence from our Membership and Evangelism Committee, letting you know that you are missed!
  • We hope to see you take part in a group/activity that feeds you, as well as one in which you feed others!
  • We hope to see you during various fellowship opportunities so that we can grow as a family that knows and supports one another.
Your Gifts
  • We believe God brings each new member to Aldersgate for a reason! We hope you will share your gifts with the church.
  • Please fill out the My Ministry Interests sheet and return it to the church office.
  • Aldersgate relies on the financial gifts of its members and constituents. Your pledges and offerings to the operating budget support the various ministries and missions of the church as well as operating expenses, including the mortgage payment.
  • Opportunities also exist to support the church with financial gifts through special offerings, endowments, memorials, and even purchasing groceries.
Your Service
  • We pray that you will join the many Aldersgate members who serve this church with their time.
  • We also pray that you will serve the larger community and world.
  • Be watching for volunteer opportunities to serve the church, and for mission opportunities to serve our community and world.
Your Witness
  • Our witness brings together all these expressions of faith. When we use our prayers, presence, and gifts in service of God to others, we act as witnesses to God’s redeeming love through Christ and as examples of how to live a life of Christian discipleship.