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.
Befriender Ministry Coordinators | Elsie Hale (714) 838-4111 & Pastor Robert Fuesler
Visit the homebound.
Care Partners Coordinator | Jane Bruckler
Create care packages and send them to students in college.
College Boxes Coordinator | TBA
- 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.
Griefshare Coordinators | Elsie Hale (714) 838-4111 & Mary Lynn Norby (714) 832-4678
Coordinate receptions after funerals or memorial services.
Memorial Shepherd | Nancy Joslyn
Provides meals after the birth of a new baby.
New Parents Meal Coordinator | Sue Conklin
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.
Prayer Chain Coordinator | Karen Pinney (714) 542-5936
- 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.
Prayer Shawl Coordinator | Phyllis Gavitt
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.
Head Shepherd | Jane Brummett