Redford Aldersgate Worship Schedule

Starting Sunday September 18th, the Redford Aldersgate UMC worship schedule returns to traditional worship at 9:30am and contemporary worship at 11:00am.  All are welcome, come and join us!

Join us at our annual RAUMC Homecoming!

Join us this Sunday – September 11th for our annual RAUMC Homecoming!

Come and worship at 10:00 a.m., with our picnic to follow.  Enjoy a delicious grilled lunch, and don’t forget to save room for that fantastic strolling dessert cart!

RAUMC Homecoming 2016

Vacation Bible School 2016

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Vacation Bible School 2016

August 1-5          6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
We’re planning an exciting VBS program this year that’s sure to be fun and educational for the kids!  Please register your children ahead, by calling the church office or signing up at the Welcome Center.  If you are interested in helping on one or all of the days of VBS, please sign up at the Welcome Center or call the church office.  All are welcome; invite your friends and neighbors!

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 2016

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

EASTER SUNDAY – March 27
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

March Worship CHANGES

Please note that on both March 13 and March 20, there will be one service in Redford at 10 am.
On March 27, Easter, we will have worship at 7:30 am and 10 am.
One April 3, we will return to our usual schedule of services at 9:30 and 11 am.

Auction Time! Going once, going twice…

Sunday March 13, bring your checkbook and plan to stay after church! There will be a Potato Brunch put on by our youth group (plan to donate to their summer trip).
The Live Auction costs $5 in advance or $6 at the door and there are many,many items for you to bid on. We will see you there!

Valentines Family Dance February 19

All are welcome!
Our family Dance for Valentines Day is Friday February 19 from 7 to 9 pm.
Family friendly DJ, snacks, and friends!

Lent 2016

Lent comes early this year and we hope you find ways to plug into what’s happening at church!

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner – Tuesday February 9 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Ash Wednesday Services – Wednesday, February 10 – 12 noon and 7 pm

February 14 – Valentines Day Sing About – come spread some cheer with Valentine caroling after church

February 19 – Family Valentines Dance 7-9 pm $10

March 13, 20 – One Service at 10 am

March 13 – Auction and Potato Brunch

March 20 – Palm Sunday -one service at 10 am

March 24 – Maundy Thursday Service 7 pm

March 25 – Good Friday Service 12 noon, House of Poetry 7 pm

March 26 – Community Easter Egg Hunt – 11 am

March 27 – EASTER – 7:30 Sunrise Service, 8:30 – 10 am Breakfast, 10 am Service

Also, plan to join a small group meeting throughout Lent – check in at the Welcome Center of church office to sign up.

Lenten Small Groups Starting

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Are you giving up something for Lent?  How about taking something on?  Join a small group for 6 weeks of Adam Hamilton’s book on Forgiveness.

Groups are meeting Sunday mornings, Monday nights, Thursday mornings, and we have a YOUNG ADULT group meeting Tuesday evenings.  Call the office to sign up!

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