Local Missions


Ministerial Alliance Soup Kitchen

Meals are served on weekdays per a rotating schedule with other churches in Marion. Volunteers help prepare and serve a noon meal to those in need at the Marion Ministerial Alliance soup kitchen. If you are interested in helping, contact Nancy McShannon.




Nursing Home Ministries

There is always room to serve, sing, visit, listen, and pray within our nursing home ministries. We minister to Marion Rehab and Nursing Facility and Parkway Estates/Manor. Contact the church office if you would like to be a part of this ministry.







Early Response Team


Through the United Methodist Committee on Relief, Aldersgate partcipates in the ERT (Early Response Team). This is a group of trained individuals who go out shortly after a storm or natural disaster has hit an area. Physically they tarp roofs, remove debris, cut out wet carpet and remove damaged drywall. Emotionally and spiritually they stand beside those who have been devastated by a storm or an earthquake and offer Christian love and support. 





Red Cross Blood Drive

Aldersgate hosts an American Red Cross Blood Drive several times a year in the ALC (Gym). Contact the church office to learn about our next blood drive.



The Lighthouse Shelter
On a rotating schedule with other churches and organizations in Marion, volunteers help prepare and serve dinner to the homeless at the Lighthouse Shelter. If interested in volunteering, contact Brenda McVicar.



Foreign Missions


Brad and Maria Festen

Brad and Maria Festen have been members of Wycliffe Bible Translators since 1994, serving in the Central African Republic (CAR) from 1998 to 2017. They lived in a small village in the Southwestern part of the country for ten years, doing linguistic analysis and helping to start the Mpyemo Bible translation project, which transitioned to local leadership in 2011. In 2017, the Festens returned to the USA for medical reasons. Now Brad is continuing to help with the Mpyemo translation via the Internet, and Maria is working in the home office of TeachBeyond, another mission organization. Even though they are now based in the USA for an indefinite period, Brad and Maria want to support the Mpyemo project in any way they can, and help bring it to completion. Your partnership in prayer and financial support is greatly appreciated.

Wycliffe Bible Translators Site:



Support Page:







One Mission Society Web Site



Danny and Julie Beasley

Danny and Julie Beasley serve with One Mission Society at the World Headquarters in Greenwood, Indiana.

Danny serves as the executive director for One Mission Society USA. In his current role, he is responsible for the operations of OMS headquarters and staff, as well as the OMS USA missionaries. He previously served as the director of the Mobilization Department.

Julie serves as the chief financial officer for One Mission Society USA and Mercy, Inc. In her current role, she directs the accounting for OMS both in the U.S. and abroad. She previously served as the controller.

Before serving at OMS headquarters, the Beasleys served a term in Ecuador. Danny served as the district liaison with the association of evangelical churches in southern Ecuador. Julie served as the field treasurer and also joined Danny in his work in the southern Amazon basin as much as possible.






Father's Heart Web Site



Bevan and Laura Stein

Bevan and Laura have served in Slovakia with International Messengers since 1996. Together they organize teams of young adults from local Slovak churches to provide weekly programs in state orphanages and offer summer camps. In addition, Laura specializes in equine therapy to disabled children on their small-acreage ranch and Bevan specializes in out-reach to bikers and is an itinerant preacher in the "Evanjelicka" Church of Slovakia.

If you would like to support their ministry please make your check payable to "International Messengers" and mail to :

International Messengers

PO Box 618

Clear Lake, IA  50428

Designate your gift to "Stein ministry-XBS account"

Update Letter from Bevan and Laura 5/23/2019




Hal and Annamarie Hamilton

The Hamiltons serve Christ from the U.S. through Cornerstone International. Hal is the Director of Mobilization and Recruitment for Cornerstone International. Annamarie is finishing her Masterís degree in Counseling at ORU. They are the parents of five young adult children and two grandchildren. Please pray with them as they pray, recruit, train, deploy and care for those called to cross-cultural mission work.

Learn More About This Ministry


Paul and Judi Utley

Paul and Judi reach the people of Thailand and Southeast Asia through the production of the Jesus Film. Their goal is to make copies of this tool available in over 200 languages worldwide.




One Mission Society Web Site



John and Lisa Hamilton
John and Lisa serve as pastors to an unreached and unchurched urban population in Uruguay, South America.








Josh and Rachel Weakly serve in campus ministry with Navigators on
the campus of Indiana University at Bloomington, IN.

Navigators Web Site





Call the church office at 618-997-6065 for any additional information on our ministries.


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1201 N Fair Marion, IL 62959