Out to Lunch Group - 8th August 2018

Lunch will be at Calgang in Terra Linda, Northgate 1 at 11:30, August 8th.  Wednesday.

Please let me know if you are able to come and if you know of someone who would like to come, please invite them.

Pat Bielefield  707-774-6461

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.

Book Group out for summer

The book group will take a break during the summer and reconvene on  4th September 2018.

Summer Schedule for Worship Service

Starting June 10th we will be moving the morning service to 9:00 am for June as a trial for the future.  As of July 1st we will change to 9:30 am for the rest of the summer.  We have canvassed the congregation and there is good support for testing out  time change.  The Council will make a decision on the future at the beginning of September and a noticae will be posted here on their intentions.

Choir on Sabbatical for the Summer

The last day of choir will be June 3rd.  We would like to thank the current and former choir members for their service over the years and we will be celebrating their contribution on June 3rd.

Book Group Restarting May 1st, 10 am

The Book Study Group will restart on May 1st at 10 am to study "How the Nations Raged: Rethinking Faith and Politics in a Divided Age" by Johnathan Leeman.  Please contact Pastor Dave if interested in joining this group.

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.


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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