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I’m So Glad We Had This Time Together

By now, many of you have gotten the letter telling you that Bishop Bruce Ough intends to appoint me to Wyoming United Methodist Church starting June 28 of this year and that I have affirmed this decision. My last Sunday at Aldersgate will be May 17. I will be taking a 5 week renewal leave between appointments.

I’m so glad for the time we’ve had together as an Aldersgate family. It has been a privilege and joy to be a part of the legacy of Aldersgate’s great music, great theater, great love for one another and for the community. I’ve appreciated the opportunity to get to serve Jesus Christ alongside you as we’ve ministered together.

I’ve appreciated the chances I’ve had to get to know you better and I’m grateful for the time we’ve spent on
retreat, in Bible Study, in Youth Group, etc. You are a delightful congregation to spend time with and so
many individuals within the congregation have been a gift to me and to my family.

Thank you for supporting me through the difficult times last fall when both my parents died. Thank you for teaching my sons in Sunday School and Bell Choir. Thank you for appreciating my husband’s leadership in Adult Christian Education and other venues. Thank you for the great softball team where everybody has a good time and a great attitude! Thanks for welcoming us into the choir. Thanks for welcoming us so enthusiastically into Theatre of the Spirit where each of us found our niche.

Now that you will soon have a new pastor, I look forward to hearing about your future successes, your outreach to the community, your new theater production, your excellent music and continued warm-hearted welcomes you give to everyone.

It’s always hard to say ‘good-bye’ to those you have known and grown to love. But it is in letting go that we are freed to welcome new people, new opportunities, new adventures in our lives. I will be in prayer for Aldersgate as we part from one another and hope you’ll pray for me, too, as we all work to the glory of God.

14. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
15. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. 16. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.
(Colossians 3:14-16)

On the journey,

Welcome to Aldersgate

On April 19, the Aldersgate community was pleased to welcome the following new members:
Pauline Jefson; Corwyn Johnson; and Linda Sams.

Celebrating Aldersgate’s Youth!

Looking For Graduates.
Is there anyone who has a high school, technical school or college graduate in 2015? Aldersgate would like to acknowledge and celebrate their accomplishment on Student Recognition Sunday, June 7.
Recognizing All Students
Student Recognition Sunday (June 7) is the day that we honor not only those graduating from high school, technical school or college, but all our Aldersgate children and youth. Every child has something of which they can be proud so let’s recognize the great kids we have at Aldersgate!
Please download the form below and return it completed to the Aldersgate office by Thursday, May 21.

Student Recognition Submission Form