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Links to help you worship at home 7/12/20

posted Jul 7, 2020, 6:55 AM by Charles Wesley   [ updated Jul 7, 2020, 6:59 AM ]

This Sunday, July 12th, we continue with socially distanced in-house worship services in our church at our regular service time of 10:30 AM.


While we have returned to in-house worship, we will continue to post services online for at-home worship. Below are the links to our online service.


The sermon “Joy!” will be viewable at 8:00 AM this Sunday at the link below:

https://youtu.be/J1bUtGDkWqM



The preaching passages for the sermon:

Philippians 4:4 and Psalm 71:23



You can also watch the following video clips to help you worship:


Oh Happy Day

https://youtu.be/Ro7a9q0GLlo


When We All Get To Heaven

https://youtu.be/QbVfEgdYXEc


I Learned How To Lean

https://youtu.be/Twl91SRWpyY


He Arose (Pastor Mike)

https://youtu.be/J1se6wKUaDY



Offerings can be sent by check in the mail to:


Aldersgate United Methodist Church

Attn: Nan Clark

PO Box 83

Atwood, IN 46502



Thanks, be safe, stay healthy, and God bless!

-Pastor Mike


(NOTE: The sermon was recorded alone in the church, as was the music. Keep social distancing please!)




Joy!

posted Jul 6, 2020, 7:15 PM by Charles Wesley

Join us this Sunday (July 12th) for the message, “Joy!" (based in Philippians 4:4 and Psalm 71:23). Worship in church at 10:30 AM or from home at www.AtwoodAldersgateUMC.org.



Links to help you worship at home 7/5/20

posted Jul 4, 2020, 3:53 AM by Charles Wesley   [ updated Jul 6, 2020, 7:13 PM ]

This Sunday, July 5th, we continue with socially distanced in-house worship services in our church at our regular service time or 10:30 AM.


While we have returned to in-house worship, we will continue to post services online for at-home worship. Below are the links to our online service.


Pastor Mike’s message “Gospel, Simplified: For the Bible Tells Me So” will be viewable at 8:00 AM this Sunday at the link below:

https://youtu.be/tkrYeg9NLqQ



The preaching passages for the sermon:

2 Timothy 3:14-17, Hebrews 12a, Matthew 24:35



You can also watch the following video clips to help you worship:


Jesus Loves Me

https://youtu.be/jM80meC3sLk


Thy Word

https://youtu.be/ZdyMuWuhpdg


How Great Is Our God/How Great Thou Art

https://youtu.be/ljRV-rs6jek


I Saw The Light

https://youtu.be/qmADv3Rh6CE



Offerings can be sent by check in the mail to:


Aldersgate United Methodist Church

Attn: Nan Clark

PO Box 83

Atwood, IN 46502



Thanks, be safe, stay healthy, and God bless!

-Pastor Mike


(NOTE: The sermon was recorded alone in the church, as was the music. Keep social distancing please!)



Links to help you worship at home 6/28/20

posted Jun 26, 2020, 8:22 PM by Charles Wesley

This Sunday, June 28th, we continue with socially distanced in-house worship services in our church at our regular service time or 10:30 AM.


While we have returned to in-house worship, we will continue to post services online for at-home worship. Below are the links to our online service.


The message “Shepherd Boy” will be viewable at 8:00 AM this Sunday at the link below:

https://youtu.be/KtGGlRU0bKQ


The preaching passages for the sermon:

I Samuel 16:1-13 and Isaiah 6:8



You can also watch the following video clips to help you worship:


Amazing Grace

https://youtu.be/Fy0gz5-TjtI


He Touched Me

https://youtu.be/Rh76DHDOz2c


Because He Lives

https://youtu.be/QK0dFlGVN0Q


Here I Am Lord

https://youtu.be/26RL1qiZOb4


Special Music: Bells of Heaven

https://youtu.be/Ze_GBtYPjs8



Offerings can be sent by check in the mail to:


Aldersgate United Methodist Church

Attn: Nan Clark

PO Box 83

Atwood, IN 46502



Thanks, be safe, stay healthy, and God bless!

-Pastor Mike


(NOTE: The sermon was recorded alone in the church, as was the music. Keep social distancing please!)



Shepherd Boy

posted Jun 24, 2020, 9:41 AM by Charles Wesley

Join us this Sunday for the message, "Shepherd Boy" (based in 1 Samuel 16:1-13 and Isaiah 6:8). Worship in church at 10:30 AM, or online at www.AtwoodAldersgateUMC.org or over on our Facebook page.



United Methodists against racism

posted Jun 24, 2020, 9:38 AM by Charles Wesley

Hello Church,


I apologize for not getting this to you sooner, but I just received this information this morning.


FIRST:

Today at 1 PM there will be an online Service of Lament at www.UMC.org/EndRacism

United Methodists around the world will gather here and on Facebook to pray and lament for the racism in our midst. Hear God's call to join in the work of dismantling racism and pressing on to freedom for all.


NEXT:

I want to alert you to the website our United Methodist Church denomination has established to unite against the evil of racism:

www.umc.org/…/advocati…/racial-justice/united-against-racism


It contains resources to help you personally- as well as our churches- to take a stand as well as take action. Some of these (taken from the website) include:


PRAY:

We listen for the voice of Jesus in our private acts of devotion and our public acts of worship. The United Methodist Council of Bishops has asked all United Methodists to join in prayer at 8:46 a.m. and p.m. for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the time the officer held his knee on George Floyd’s neck, for at least the next 30 days.

The Upper Room has collected resources for the spiritual work of overcoming racism:

https://www.upperroom.org/…/the-spiritual-work-of-overcomin…


Prayers for the Healing of a Nation - Discipleship Ministries:

https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/…/prayer-for-the-healing-of…


Devotion written in response to George Floyd’s murder:

https://gcsrw.wordpress.com/2020/06/05/no-justice-no-peace/


Turning to God in Days of Trouble is a prayer for difficult days:

https://www.umc.org/…/a-united-methodist-prayer-turning-to-…


CONNECT:

We begin our work by joining hands and hearts to journey side by side. 

Read White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo. Or watch her speak.

A United Methodist Pastor in Ferguson, Missouri, offers helpful tips for talking about race:

https://www.umc.org/…/talking-about-race-united-methodist-p…


The General Commission on Religion and Race offers several video series to encourage discussion:

https://www.gcorr.org/series/


Discipleship Ministries offers some great resources:

https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/…/resources-for-responding-…


We also have some tips for talking to your children about racism:

https://www.umc.org/…/five-tips-for-addressing-racism-with-…


Seek diverse blogs, podcasts, news outlets, and new relationships.


SHOW UP:

We seek to be present at the rally, to the pain of others, and for opportunities to use our voices for change.

Saturday, June 13: National Day of Prayer for United Methodist Men, 1:00-4:00 p.m. EDT

Wednesday, June 24, Denominational Worship Service, 12 noon CDT

Wednesday, July 1, Denominational Town Hall, TBD


ACT:

Jesus calls us not only to speak, but to join in the work of liberating the oppressed.

Join the General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church in their work for civil and human rights.

Connect with United Methodist Women in their work for racial justice.


Suggested Resources for Becoming Anti-Racist:

https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/…/suggested-resources-for-b…


Give to The United Methodist Committee on Relief's Community Developers Program:

https://advance.umcmission.org/p-632-community-developers-p…


Work for justice in your church, community, work and school.


LEARN MORE:

Find more information and resources on our Racial Justice page:

https://www.umc.org/…/how-we-serve/advocatin…/racial-justice


We will have more resources from our North District and Indiana United Methodist Conference in the days ahead, but here are some things we can all be working on in the meantime.


Blessings, Pastor Mike



This I Know

posted Jun 17, 2020, 4:32 AM by Charles Wesley

Socially distanced in-house worship continues this Sunday, June 21st. “The Gospel, Simplified” sermon series continues with the message “This I Know”. Join us in person at 10:30 AM, or online from the comfort and safety of your home.



Links to help you worship at home 6/14/20

posted Jun 13, 2020, 12:33 PM by Charles Wesley

Good news! Starting this Sunday, June 14th, we will return to in-house worship services in our church at our regular service time of 10:30 AM.


While we have returned to in-house worship, we will continue to post services online for at-home worship. Below are the links to our online service.



Pastor Mike's message “The Gospel, Simplified: Jesus Loves Me” will be viewable at 8:00 AM this Sunday at the link below:


Pastor Mike’s sermon

https://youtu.be/hLeOH-uqgE0


The preaching passages for the sermon:

Romans 5:6-8 and John 3:16-17



You can also watch the following video clips to help you worship:


And Can It Be That I Should Gain

https://youtu.be/t17wys5o6Wk


Clunette Choir Calvary’s Love

https://youtu.be/qWQE6GPkrVE


Jesus Loves Me

https://youtu.be/jM80meC3sLk


You Are My All in All

https://youtu.be/bY0qj24A0q4




Offerings can be sent by check in the mail to:


Aldersgate United Methodist Church

Attn: Nan Clark

PO Box 83

Atwood, IN 46502



Thanks, be safe, stay healthy, and God bless!

-Pastor Mike


(NOTE: Pastor Mike’s sermon was recorded alone in the church, as was the music. Keep social distancing please!)



The Gospel, Simplified: Jesus Loves Me

posted Jun 10, 2020, 3:59 AM by Charles Wesley   [ updated Jun 10, 2020, 4:01 AM ]

This Sunday, June 14th we return to in-house worship at Atwood Aldersgate United Methodist Church (see guidelines below). Pastor Mike Beezley will begin a new sermon series titled “The Gospel, Simplified” with the message “Jesus Loves Me”. Join us for in-house worship at 10:30 AM or online from the comfort and safety of your home.


RETURNING TO WORSHIP IN OUR BUILDING


1. Please let the usher open the door for you.


2. There will be no bulletins or using of hymnals- everything will be on screen.


3. We’ll need to sit 6 feet away from one another (exception: you may sit with family). Tape strips marking 6 feet apart will be on the backs of the pews. Closed pews will be marked off. Ushers can assist you in finding a seat. 


4. Masks are highly, highly encouraged! Bring your own if you have one, and if you need one, we’ll have some at church for you to wear and take home with you.


5. We will not be passing an offering plate- a receptacle will be sitting out for you to drop in your offering.


6. There’ll be no Acolytes or Children’s Church; kids will need to stay with family in worship. 


7. There will be reduced singing due to the potential for airborne transmission.


8. Downstairs area is closed; ground floor to be sanitized after each service.


9. No food or beverages.


10. Online services will continue to be posted on Sundays. Please stay home if you are sick/symptomatic, or at risk.


Attendance is at your discretion and choice. The church specifically disclaims any responsibility for a person’s health as a result of attending worship. 



Pastor Mike: Return to In-House Worship

posted Jun 10, 2020, 3:33 AM by Charles Wesley

Pastor Mike Beezley talks about returning to in-house worship this Sunday, June 14th at Atwood Aldersgate United Methodist Church (10:30 AM) and Clunette United Methodist Church (9:00 AM and 6:30 PM).

Click here to view:


RETURNING TO WORSHIP IN OUR BUILDING


1. Please let the usher open the door for you.


2. There will be no bulletins or using of hymnals- everything will be on screen.


3. We’ll need to sit 6 feet away from one another (exception: you may sit with family). Tape strips marking 6 feet apart will be on the backs of the pews. Closed pews will be marked off. Ushers can assist you in finding a seat. 


4. Masks are highly, highly encouraged! Bring your own if you have one, and if you need one, we’ll have some at church for you to wear and take home with you.


5. We will not be passing an offering plate- a receptacle will be sitting out for you to drop in your offering.


6. There’ll be no Acolytes or Children’s Church; kids will need to stay with family in worship. 


7. There will be reduced singing due to the potential for airborne transmission.


8. Downstairs area is closed; ground floor to be sanitized after each service.


9. No food or beverages.


10. Online services will continue to be posted on Sundays. Please stay home if you are sick/symptomatic, or at risk.


Attendance is at your discretion and choice. The church specifically disclaims any responsibility for a person’s health as a result of attending worship. 



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