BEFRIENDER MINISTRY

The BeFriender ministry of Aldersgate is a listening presence. This ministry is not a ministry of "doing", but of "being,"‐‐being present and listening quietly. Everyone is, at times, on a difficult journey and needs a caring companion who will listen, empathize, and be a reminder of a caring, faith community. All requests and meetings are confidential. This ministry comes under the umbrella of the Care and Nurture team. If you are interested, or know of someone who might be, do not hesitate to contact the coordinators. You can also fill out one of the cards in the pews and put it in the offering plate or make a notation in the red attendance book during the worship services. 

CONTACT

Befriender Ministry Coordinators | Elsie Hale (714) 838-4111 & Pastor Robert Fuesler


CARE PARTNERS

Visit the homebound.

CONTACT

Care Partners Coordinator | Jane Bruckler


COLLEGE BOXES

Create care packages and send them to students in college. 

CONTACT

College Boxes Coordinator | TBA


GRIEFSHARE

  • Times: 2:30 PM
  • Meetings: Sundays, Breaks in July and August
  • Location: Church Library

A Bible based group for those grieving the loss of a loved one or friend. There is a special session during the holidays as well. Your journey from mourning to joy.

CONTACT

Griefshare Coordinators | Elsie Hale (714) 838-4111 & Mary Lynn Norby (714) 832-4678


MEMORIAL SERVICES

Coordinate receptions after funerals or memorial services.

CONTACT

Memorial Shepherd | Nancy Joslyn


NEW PARENTS

Provides meals after the birth of a new baby.

CONTACT

New Parents Meal Coordinator | Sue Conklin


PRAYER CHAIN

Several members of the congregation belong to this group and pray for specific people when requested. All prayer requests are placed in the church prayer book and the staff and pastors pray weekly. Let us support you in prayer! If you are interested in becoming a member of the prayer chain, please contact the church office or the coordinator.

CONTACT

Prayer Chain Coordinator | Karen Pinney (714) 542-5936


PRAYER SHAWLS

  • Time: 3:00 - 5:00 PM
  • Meetings: 1st and 3rd Wednesday
  • Location: Fireside Room

Women gather and either knit or crochet prayer shawls. Even if you have no experience, there are knitters and crocheters willing to help.

CONTACT

Prayer Shawl Coordinator | Phyllis Gavitt


SHEPHERDS

The congregation is divided into 15 groups geographically and serves the members when needed, like organizing meals during a recovery period or death in the family.

CONTACT

Head Shepherd | Jane Brummett