Agate Create encompasses all of our creative arts and media ministries (Worship, AgateTV and Social Media outreach.) Our teams include our Livestream Team and Video Team (AgateTV), our Worship Team and our Media/Marketing Team. At Agate Create we seek to use creative outlets to further Aldersgate's ministry in our community and the world. Whether it be videography, playing the guitar, or graphic design, each team member will have the opportunity to learn, grow and serve in an area they're passionate about.




Aldersgate Choir


The Aldersgate Choir, directed by Dr. Charles McCollum, consists of members of blended ages. Sharing their love for God, the choir helps lead the congregation in worship during the 8:30AM service on Sunday. In addition, the choir presents anthem selections of various styles during the service.


Anyone in the congregation who loves to sing is welcome to join the choir. There are no auditions. The only qualification is just a desire to use your talent for the Lord. Please come join the fun and Christian fellowship while preparing music to glorify God. Practice is each Sunday evening at 5:00PM.






Aldersgate Missions


Aldersgate UMC supports both local and foreign missions. Some of our local missions include our nursing home ministries, the Ministerial Alliance Soup Kitchen, Aldersgate's building team, ERT, our yearly mission trip and the Red Cross Blood Drive. To learn more about our local and foreign missions, visit our Missions page.




Prayer Ministries
Concerns of the church, community, nation and world are lifted up in prayer through members who serve as part of a formal prayer chain and pray through the church's weekly prayer list.
Aldersgate Care Team
Parish Nurse Ministry is part of the Aldersgate Care Team. Their focus is on providing health and wellness opportunities for all age groups. Counseling for personal health issues and spiritual direction is also available. Complimentary blood pressure screenings are held once a month. Watch the bulletin for time and place. Each fall, flu and pneumonia shots are mad available on Sunday morning in the Abundant Life Center (ALC/Gym).
Shut-In Ministry
The senior visitation committee members are assigned and commit to visit individual shut-ins at least once a month. The Communion Task Force members take blessed elements, travel to the homes of the shut-ins, and share in a service of Holy Communion with the shut-in residents. Several members of our congregation also send encouraging cards or call periodically.
We Care
This is an outreach of the Higher Education Ministry. Volunteers from the congregation donate useful items and small gifts, including homemade cookies, to members of the church who are in college or the military, to show they are not forgotten and still loved by their home church. Items are packed in shoe boxes and mailed at various times of the year.



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

 Aldersgate United Methodist Church / 1201 N Fair Marion, IL 62959