In-Person Worship Update

While we are still currently worshipping online and at home, we continue to monitor the new positive cases in Polk County as well as several other markers of when we feel it is safe and responsible to begin worshipping in person again.  Based on the plateau of new...

Greetings from Danielle Rossell

Greetings, Aldersgate UMC! I am very excited to be filling the Faith Formation Ministry Coordinator position, and I look forward to getting to know you all soon. I earned my undergraduate degree from Northwestern College in Orange City, IA, where I studied religion,...

Eric’s Message

Friends, This year is the 75th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima on August 6th and on Nagasaki on August 9th.  Several events are being observed to mark this anniversary year: Beginning at 10:58 AM on Thursday, August 6th the Japanese bell...

Eric’s Message

Friends, One of the many things that I am missing during this time that we are not worshipping in-person is our shared congregational singing. In order to keep our worship services a manageable length (you can read, ‘manageable length’ as a length that I would be...

Eric’s Message

Friends,   Last week in the newsletter you may have read Kaj Sinclair’s article encouraging each of us, as part of the Aldersgate UMC community and of the broader Church, to engage in conversations around the topics of race and racism.   Kaj mentioned in his...