Aldersgate Food Pantry – The Aldersgate Food Pantry ministry helps families in need or whomever might be having a difficult time due to the economy. Those in need are identified either through the school nurses, or by our church people. Food baskets are prepared by the church adults and youth and made available for pick-up or in some case delivered to homes.
Chelmsford Santa – The Chelmsford Santa provides gifts to children of families in need at Christmas. Each year, names are received through the school nurses of families who are have a difficult time. Gifts are collected at church and distributed to the schools in town. The parents come to the school nurses who give the presents to the children’s parents.
Lincoln School – Aldersgate has adopted the Lincoln School as one of our outreach ministries. The Lincoln School, located in Lowell, MA, has a high percentage of children that come from low income families. For the last several years, our church has provided winter clothing, such as coats, jackets, mittens, underwear, shirts and dungarees to the school children. This clothing is distributed by the teachers and school nurse who best know the needs of the children.
Thanksgiving Basket – The Outreach Committee is able to distribute at least 30 complete Thanksgiving meals the Sunday before Thanksgiving. The Sunday School program at Aldersgate helps to provide canned goods for each box along with a lot of youth to help with the production of putting boxes together on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. We are so thankful to be able to give families in need a complete turkey dinner.
Methodist Camps – In March we celebrated Camp Sunday – please go to the websites listed below for the individual camp opportunities. There are camps for children, youth and adults. There is also Doris Miller’s endowment scholarship to help children and youth who want to attend a summer camp program.
Camp Aldersgate – Rhode Island – www.campaldersgate.com
Camp Mechuwana – Maine – www.mechuwana.org
Camp Wanakee – New Hampshire – www.wanakee.org
Covenant Hills Christian Camp – Vermont – www.covenanthillsvt.com
Rolling Ridge Retreat & Conference Center – Massachusetts – www.rollingridge.org