Get involved

Are you looking for ways to plug in.  Below is a list of upcoming activities. Join in at anytime.  Our worship service is Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday night activities start with a meal at 5:00 p.m. children, youth and bells at 6:00 p.m. and choir at 7:00 p.m.  Nursery is provided during these times.

Newsletter 9-12-2019

Newsletter 9-19-2019

  • UMM Kickoff Meeting – Sat, Sept 21, 8am

    The United Methodist Men will have its fiscal year kickoff meeting on Saturday, Sept 21, at 8am in Fellowship Hall.  All men are welcome to attend our informal breakfast meeting.  After the meeting we will work on a service project.  Hope to see you there.

  • Fifth Sunday and All Church Potluck

    Sunday, September 29th

    We will have an opportunity for people of all ages to engage with scripture in an imaginative, creative, and meaningful way, facilitated by Megan Stange. Join us in fellowship hall following worship as we wonder together and discuss what our Bible story means for us today. After our study we will enjoy fellowship and a potluck meal. We hope you'll join us on September 29! 


    Tuesday, September 24th - 6:30 p.m.

    ALDERSGATE UMC (Wesley Room)

    3600 – 75th Street, Urbandale, I

    Adults & Youth

    What has been happening in communities

    since the Paris Climate Accord?

    What is happening in Iowa?

    What can you do to help?

  • Gather Around the Table

    A meal for the whole church will be on Wednesday evenings from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. Everyone is invited to share food and fellowship, bring a friend or family member


    A variety of activities are available if you are looking for something to do.

    You do not need to participate in activities to enjoy this time.

    Meals come with salad/vegetable or fruit, dessert and drink. Menu is as follows.

    September 4: Pizza

    September 11: Tacos

    September 18: Sloppy Joes

    September 25: Pasta

    October 2: Pizza

    October 9: Baked potato bar

    October 16: Egg Casserole

    October 23: Soup & Sandwich

    October 30: Chicken Sandwich

    November 6: Pizza

    November 13: Tacos

    November 20: Sloppy Joes

    November 27: No Meal

    December 4: Pizza

    December 11: Pasta

    December 18: Baked Potato Bar

    $3 a person or $10 for a family

  • 2019 Ingathering

    The Ingathering Task Force has selected 2 Projects this year. The first is the UMCOR health kit. Aldersgate goal this year is 100 kits. The kits plus postage are $14. The second is Heifer International. Aldersgate goal this year is to purchase a heifer at $500 and a flock of chicks for $20.

    Please mark your donation Ingathering/kits or Ingathering/heifer.

    Thank you for your continued support.


    Do you have a passion to share your talents and faith though your work in music?


    Aldersgate United Methodist Church seeks a Choir Accompanist to assist in our music ministries. The Accompanist would provide piano accompaniment to the Choir in Sunday worship services, Wednesday evening rehearsal sessions, and other special services.  Person should be musically creative and play various genres of music, dependable and punctual, and a team player. If interested, contact Joan Hitzel at

  • PACE

    Plan to join PACE (People all can Exercise), this is a low impact class with many benefits of exercise-improved strength, flexibility and balance. Mark you calendars and join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting September 17 from 1:30-2:30 in the Wesley Room.  You will enjoy the fellowship and reap the benefits of moving all your joints as we sit and exercise.  Call Doris Jones at 417-860-3087 for questions. 

  • Trunk or Treat - October 30th - 6 -8 pm

    Make plans to join us for a special trunk or treat night on Wednesday, October 30 from 6-8 PM as we reflect God’s generosity and hospitality to our neighbors. Decorate your vehicle, come in costume, or just bring candy to pass out to kids. Either way we would love to have you join us! This is a fun, cheerful event (not scary!) so if you need some ideas to get your creative juices flowing check out this list! Questions? Contact Megan Stange at


    Trunk or Treat Theme Ideas


                   *Jonah and the Whale *Noah’s ark *Twister *Candyland   

                   *Lego *Camping *Dinosaurs *Train *Treasure in Heaven *Space 

                   *Hay ride *Narnia *Beehive  *Bakery *Garden *Pac man 

                   *Ispy *Gumball machine *Football *Fishing  *Up (movie)