Announcement of New Lead Pastor

cc5f2104-6633-4941-8fdd-6c54ffcb0be3WELCOME REV. BENJAMIN AND MALLORY BOWER!

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Rev. Ben Bower as Lead Pastor of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, effective July 1, 2016. Pastor Ben and Mallory come to us from Trenton First UMC, where they have served for the past three years.

Pastor Ben and Mallory are a dynamic and committed couple whose joy in living out their Christian faith is evident. Pastor Ben introduced himself to us with these words: “I have a heart for justice, reconciliation, and building bridges in our communities that testify to the inclusive nature of God, the subversive teachings of Jesus, and the radical transformation of the Holy Spirit.” He has a great deal of experience over the past seven years working in and leading mission-oriented projects and activities. Pastor Ben feels that “This life of faith is not one we journey on our own, but in connection. This connection is made up of people of all types because the Kingdom of God is a reflection of God’s own creativity and love.” Journey. Communities. Inclusive. Radical Transformation. Life of faith. Connection. The Kingdom of God. God’s creativity and love. These are key characteristics that Pastor Ben uses when describing himself, but aren’t they also accurate representations of Redford Aldersgate UMC?

Watch for opportunities to meet Pastor Ben and Mallory over the late summer months. We will be hosting several “Meet and Greet” events in the homes of some of our members, where you will have a chance to meet them in informal and comfortable settings. Watch for announcements and invitations in the coming weeks.

Please mark your calendar and be sure to join us for Pastor Ben’s first worship service in Redford on Sunday, July 3. We are excited to begin this chapter in the history of Redford Aldersgate United Methodist Church, and honored to have Pastor Ben lead us into it. Praise God!


Holy Week comes early this year – we hope you will join us at some point!

Thursday, March 24 Maundy Thursday Service 7 pm Redford Sanctuary

Friday, March 25 Good Friday Service 12 noon Redford Chapel, 7 pm House of Poetry in Fellowship Hall

Saturday, March 26 Easter Egg Hunt 11 am Redford

7:30 Service Redford Chapel
8 am Breakfast in Brightmoor
8:30 am Breakfast in Redford
10 am Servie in Redford Sanctuary
11 am Service in Brightmoor Sanctuary

Christmas Eve Worship and more…


ALL are welcome to join us on Christmas Eve!
2 pm – Service in the Chapel – Redford
4 pm -Service in Brightmoor
5 pm – Service with Kids Pageant in the Sanctuary – Redford
7:30 pm – Service with candles and communion in the Sanctuary – Redford

On Christmas Day, dinner will be served at 4 pm in Redford – All are welcome!

On Sunday, December 27, there will be one service at 10 am – Redford and Brightmoor
On Sunday, January 3, there will be one service at 10 am for our annual celebration of All Saints Day in Redford

On Sunday, January 10, there will be a spaghetti brunch in Redford

Welcome Pastor Jonathan Combs!

We are excited to welcome Pastor Jonathan Combs and his wife Deborah to our ministerial team! Pastor Jonathan’s first Sunday in the pulpit at Brightmoor will be on July 12, at the 11:00 a.m. worship service.

A welcome reception will follow the service in the Brightmoor Fellowship Hall; everyone is invited to attend!

Pastor Combs brings many gifts and graces of ministry to share with our congregations, including his passion to make disciples for Jesus Christ and his vision to serve a diverse multi-ethnic, multi-cultural congregation which will grow with the times we live in, while loving and nurturing all people regardless of race, social status, or sexual orientation . . . truly loving all in the Christian faith. He is a spiritual man who loves teaching, preaching, and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

We are grateful to God for being with all of us in this time of transition and we trust that He will continue to lead us into His kingdom.

Summer Worship Schedule starts May 24

Starting May 24, we move to our summer worship schedule!
Join us in Redford at 10 am and in Brightmoor at 11 am.
It’s as simple as that!

Holy Week and Easter Schedule

All are welcome to join us at anytime!

Sunday, March 29 – Palm Sunday 9:30 (RA) and 11 am (RA and BC)

Thursday, April 2 – Maundy Thursday Service, 7 pm RA and 12 noon at Brightmoor

Friday, April 3 – Good Friday Service at noon  and 7 pm.  Noon service at St. Matthews UMC in Livonia with Pastor Jeff preaching.  7 pm service at RA

Saturday, April 4 – Easter Egg Hunt 11 am  RA (please RSVP by March 27)

Sunday, April 5 – Easter Sunday 7:30 am service in the Chapel, 8:30 am Breakfast ($6 ages 12 and up), 10 am Easter service. In Brightmoor, services will be at 8 am and 11 am with an Egg Hunt to follow

We hope to see you!


Invitation to the Old Testament Bible Study

9780687495900Pastor Jeff will be leading a four week Bible Study called Invitation to the Old Testment.  All are welcome to participate.  The group will meet Mondays (January 26, February 2, February 9 and February 16) at both 4pm and 7pm.  Come and join in the conversation!

Worship December 28 and January 4

On both December 28th and January 4th, there will be one service at 10 am at Redford Aldersgate.  December 28th is our annual casual Sunday after Christmas.  On January 4th, we will celebrate All Saints, naming those from our congregation that passed away in 2014.

Our Brightmoor Campus will have service at 11 am as usual.

Advent and Christmas Calendar 2014

Join us during Advent! For more information on any of these events, please call our office at 313-937-3170

Sunday, November 30 – First Sunday of Advent, 9:30 and 11 am at RA, 11 am Brightmoor Campus

Tuesday, December 2 – Follow The Star: An Advent Event for Women – RA

Saturday, December 6 – One Stop Shop – Brightmoor Campus

Sunday, December 7 – SecondSunday of Advent, 9:30 and 11 am at RA, 11 am Brightmoor Campus

Sunday, December 7 – Cookie Walk – RA

Sunday, December 7 – Angel Tree Party – RA

Sunday, December 14 – Third Sunday of Advent, 9:30 and 11 am at RA, 11 am Brightmoor Campus

Sunday, December 14 – Parent’s Night Out 4 – 8 pm RAWednesday,

December 17 – Volunteer Appreciation Lunch – RA

Thursday, December 18 – Longest Night Service – 12 noon & 7 pm – RA

Sunday, December 21 – Fourth Sunday of Advent, 9:30 and 11 am at RA, 11 am Brightmoor Campus

Sunday, December 21 – Youth Group White Elephant Christmas Party

Tuesday, December 24 Christmas Eve Services:

12 noon – Brightmoor Campus

2 pm – Chapel Service – RA

5 pm – Family Service with Christmas Pageant – RA

7:30 pm – Traditional Candlelight Service – RA

Wednesday, December 25 – Christmas Dinner – RA

Sunday, December 28 – One Service at 10 am – RA, 11 am – Brightmoor

Sunday, January 4 – One service at 10 am – RA, 11 am – Brightmoor

Health Fair October 17 & 18

All are welcome!

Come to Redford Aldersgate for a Health Fair… we will have all kinds of screenings and demonstrations and booth full of helpful people and good information.

Seniors are especially invited on Friday October 18 from 9 am to 1 pm.  Families are encouraged to attend on Saturday October 19 from 10 am to 3 pm.

Here is printable flier with all the information you need!    Website_Copy10.1

Hope to see you there!