Wedding Celebration of Neomai Niu and Viliami Huihui - 10th November

Pastor David Niu’s daughter was married at Aldersgate on Saturday, 10th November, and the service was followed by a Tongan wedding festival in the social hall. Friends and relatives from all over the Bay Area traveled to be part of the celebrations.

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Out-to-Lunch Group - 14th November 2018

CANCELED DUE TO AIR QUALITY WARNING EXTENDED THRU WEDNESDAY BECAUSE OF WILDFIRES - At our last out to lunch it was decided to take the train to Santa Rosa downtown station for lunch.  So checking the schedule it seems best to take the train from the civic center at 10:05 am, arriving at the Santa Rosa downtown station at 10:54 am.  Coming home, leave the Santa Rosa downtown station at 2:31pm, arriving at the Civic Center station at 3:20 pm.  Don and I would get on the train in Petaluma at 10:30 and be on the same train as you.

  We will have lunch at Chevy's  Mexican Restaurant.

Please let me know if you are coming

Thanks, Pat Bielefield

Baptism of Maddox Arthur Bailie - 29th July 2018

Baptism of Maddox Arthur Bailie - 29th July 2018

Congratulations to Maddox and his parents, Kevin and Dee Dee, on his baptism at Aldersgate UMC San Rafael, CA

 

 Luncheon provided by proud parents after the service of baptism for family and congregants.

Luncheon provided by proud parents after the service of baptism for family and congregants.

Out to Lunch Group

This month's "Out to Lunch" gathering will be on May 9th at 11:30 am at Jennie Low's, Vintage Oaks Shopping Center, Novato.  Please call (707) 774 6461 for more information.

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Reconciling Church

Aldersgate was officially recognized by the Reconciling Ministries Network as a reconciling Church on 6th March 2018 and can now display the following symbol.

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Aldersgate Proposes Reconciling Church

Aldersgate Church Council voted recently to pursue the listing of Aldersgate as a reconciling Church.  We have a steering group to educate members on the benefits of this.  As many of our main line Churches have adopted this classification, it is a distinct disadvantage for our Church to not advertise this in recruiting visitors to our congregation, even though in practice we are a “Welcoming” congregation.  We have a draft statement which we will submit to the Reconciling Network with our submission:   

“Aldersgate United Methodist Church of San Rafael, is a welcoming faith community.  We recognize that all persons are created in God’s image.  We welcome all persons without regard to age, race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, family configuration, religious background, economic status and developmental and physical ability and we are applying to become members of the reconciling ministries network.”

Smith Ranch Care Facility

Members of the Church and Choir lead residents of Smith Ranch in hymn singing on April 23rd 2017.

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Outreach to Shut Ins

The choir visited Ruth Bunnel on her 90th Birthday to celebrate and wish her well.  Ruth sang with the choir for many years until she fell sick. 

Out to Lunch Group

Members of the Out to Lunch Group take a group picture during a visit to the Rosie the Riveter Museum in Richmond CA

Youth Computer Games Group

Youth from our members and the local High School share a computer game at the Church Hall

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