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Wednesday Night Student Ministry

When- Wednesday nights during the school year

Where- Education Wing off of the ALC (gym) at Aldersgate UMC

Who- 6th thru 12th grade students

Why- WNSM is a safe and secure place where students can feel welcome to fellowship with other believers. During this time we engage in food, games, teaching and breakout groups. The teachings are designed to challenge the students in their walk with God.




Sunday School

When- 9:30AM every Sunday morning

Where- Classrooms are located in the Education Wing at Aldersgate UMC

Classes- We have three classes available for students to grow in. We have a Jr. High class that is for 6th-8th graders. We have a Freshman - Junior class. We also have a Senior - College class that helps transition seniors into college ministry.

Why- The main reason for Sunday school ministry is to allow the opportunity for students to learn and grow in their faith. Students will engage with teachers that are faithful in their teachings to provide intriguing lessons for Discipleship training.







When- Dates vary month to month

Where- Various locations

Who- Ladies 6th - 12th 

Why- Fusion is a merging of diverse, distinct, or seperate elements into a unified whole. This is a ministry geared for ladies in the 6th - 12th grade, so we can come together as a unified body of Christ while building community with one another.




The Gathering
When- Sunday Nights
Where- At Aldersgate (the ALC)
Who- Students 6th - 12th grade
Why- Gatherings are designed to draw students closer together while doing life together. We know that life gets busy and students can worry about so many things that stress them out.  We have set aside time to unplug from our devices and enjoy life. Each night is set up for christian fellowship and loads of laughter as we do various activities and games that are sure to peak your interest. Through The Gatherings we ask that God grant us friendships and a safe space that all can enjoy and feel secure. The Gatherings are every Sunday night during the school year and will run from 5pm- 6:30pm."





Aldersgate Basketball
When- Winter months, practice times and game schedules to be announced
Where- Practices at ALC (gym) at Aldersgate UMC. Games are played at Third Baptist, First Church of God and Grange Hall Church.
Who- 6th thru 12th grade. We will have boys teams if enough players turn out.
Why- One of the best ways to grow community is to find a common activity or hobby. Basketball is a group activity that allows us to teach the word of God while having fun. This ministry does cost $35 per player, but that cost includes a jersey and a banquet dinner at the end of the season. For more information, please see Lauren Cole and she will be happy to answer your questions. 





Summer Zoe
When- Sunday nights (See Youth Calendar
Where- ALC at Aldersgate UMC
Who- 6th - 12th grade.
Why- This is a time for fun and games. There are so many different activities that students will be able to do. Each night is different and full of energy. There will be messy nights, nights with water, nights just for laughs and loads of fun. A calendar will be sent out with appropriate attire to wear or bring for each night. 



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Aldersgate United Methodist Church
1201 N Fair Marion, IL 62959
(618) 997-6065