Ways to Serve

God made each one of us with unique talents, personalities and skill sets. When we ask Jesus into our lives, it is a great gift to become part of the Body of Christ. We get the most joy and make the biggest difference when we use our God-given talents, gifts and abilities to build up the church in love. 

"Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.  From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work."

Ephesians 4:14-16

We are sure we have a perfect service opportunity match for you. You can find opportunities below and the contact information for the person heading the mission projects. 

If you have any questions, please contact the church office through info@aldergate.org

Missions at Aldersgate

List of the mission opportunity at Aldersgate is below in alphabetical order. You will find a brief information about the missions and the contact person for the service opportunity. If you have any questions, please contact the church office through info@aldersgate.org

  • Circles of Love

    The Circles of Love Ministry provides Christian witness tools to share God’s love one circle at a time. This ministry provides an opportunity to share God’s love by wearing, making, and sharing necklaces and bracelets made into circles of love. These circles of love will be used in conversation about Jesus, to share the gift of presence and celebrate in God’s creative gift to us, and invite others to spread God’s love by making and sharing the Circles of Love. These items are anointed with prayer and associated with scripture before sharing the items. You can find more information through our video.

    Please contact circlesoflove316@gmail.com if you are interested in joining this ministry. 

  • Community Backpack Ministry

    Teaming with area churches, the Community Backpack Ministry provides food and support for students at Riverside High School in Durham, NC. For more information about this ministry, please contact Paula Veasey at geeveasey@aol.com.

  • CONDUIT and Tutoring at Oxford Manor

    CONDUIT (Churches of Northern Durham United In Intention).  CONDUIT is a collaboration of seven congregations in Northern Durham that focuses on the residents of Oxford Manor Public Housing. CONDUIT helps support school supplies, Christmas gifts, outside enrichment programs and after school tutoring program. For more information about this mission, please contact Lee King leebbtexking@frontier.com

  • Families Moving Forward

    Families Moving Forward is an emergency shelter for homeless families in Durham.  It provides a safe place to live while   each family looks for a job and permanent housing. Our church partners with Temple Baptist and the congregation of Duke Chapel to prepare and serve dinner on a rotating basis 4 or 5 times each year.  If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Mary Taylor at mary@aldersgate.org

  • Guatemala Sewing Mission

    The purpose of Guatemala Sewing Mission is to provide women in the Western Highlands of Guatemala the opportunity to learn a skill so that they will be able to help support their families. Guatemala has the 4th highest rate of chronic malnutrition in the world. You can find more information about the mission from our video. 

    If you are interested in joining this mission project, please contact Anne Finch at annefinch001@gmail.com

  • Jamaica Mission Team

    The Jamaica Mission Teams have been traveling to Jamaica to serve God through mission work in St. Thomas Parrish and the communities of Peartree River, Johnstown and Yallahs. From rebuilding hurricane damaged churches to new community centers, schools and libraries the impact from sharing the love of God on the people of Jamaica is amazing. For more information about this mission, please contact Stacey McCorison at stacey.mccorison@duke.edu

  • Project Agape in Armenia

    Project Agape in Armenia The North Carolina Conference has adopted Project AGAPE Christmas Boxes for the children of Armenia as a conference-wide mission project. These simple gift boxes brought smiles to the faces of children, raised the morale of parents, and generated thanks to God that someone remembered them on Christmas, one the holiest days of the year. For more information about this mission, please contact Charlotte Obrien at charlotteobrien61@yahoo.com

  • Sacred Stiches

    Sacred Stitches Prayer Ministry seeks to share compassion, care and God's love with others through needle arts creation. We make prayer shawls, prayer cloths, baby blankets and hats, "care shawls" for Hospice patients, bra inserts for breast cancer patients, and cross-stitched bookmarks. We meet on the first Sunday of each month following the 11:00am worship service in the Wesley Room. You can find more information through our video.

    If you have questions, you may contact Susan Parham at parham.susan@gmail.com or Susan Leonard at susanleonard26@gmail.com.

  • Stephen Ministry

    Stephen Ministers are available now to provide Christ-centered, compassionate care to those in and around our congregation who are hurting and need support. Examples of those who could benefit from this caring ministry include the home bound, those hospitalized, those in a job crisis, the elderly, those providing long-term care to a loved one, those with a chronic illness or disability (and members of their families), and those who are separated or divorced. 

    If you, or a friend, are facing a crisis, a transition period, or a difficult time in life, you can receive great benefit from a caring and confidential relationship with one of AUMC’s Stephen Ministers. They will faithfully listen, empathize, pray with and for you, and encourage you with Christ’s love and care. To request a Stephen Minister, or to learn more about how Stephen Ministry can help you, or a friend, cope better with a crisis, contact Barbara Atkinson through the Church office at 919-477-0509.

  • Urban Ministries

    Urban Ministries - is a Community Shelter in Durham that is home to more than 6,000 people per year. Aldersgate provides food and clothing through out the year. For more information please contact April Twine at  april.twine@frontier.com