Health & Nurture Ministries

“I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you,
even as your soul is getting along well.”
– 3 John 2

The various caring teams of Aldersgate – under the leadership of the Director of Health and Nurture Ministries – demonstrate Christ’s love through a whole-istic approach (wholeness through Christ) to the well-being of mind, body and spirit.

Through our various ministries listed below, we seek to carry out the biblical and historical ministry of caring within the church and the surrounding community.

Single & Parenting

If you’re a single parent, you’re probably tired, overwhelmed and feeling a bit under-appreciated.

Single & Parenting groups—share tips and parenting wisdom that will help you find rest, hope and encouragement.  This 13 week course is developed by Church Initiative, teachings from a Christian perspective.

For more information
contact Carol Diffenbaugh
(717) 737-7923 x 104

DivorceCare Ministry

Join DivorceCare and join others who understand what you are feeling and who will be able to offer you encouragement.

DivorceCare meets for 13 weeks, covering various topics and challenges through divorce and recovery.

For more information
contact Carol Diffenbaugh
(717) 737-7923 x104

GriefShare Ministry

The loss of a loved one is so very difficult.  You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone!

GriefShare groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help by emphasizing a biblical approach to grief recovery by recognizing that real healing from the intense emotions of grieving and loss is through Christ.

For more information
contact Carol Diffenbaugh
(717) 737-7923 x104

Alcoholics Anonymous

A fellowship of men and women who share with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

Meetings are held every Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m.

For more information
contact Carol Diffenbaugh
(717) 737-7923 x104

Lost and Found

A group for alcoholics and the friends and family of alcoholics.  Includes AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and Al-Anon (family and friends of alcoholics).  “Program Birthdays” are celebrated monthly.

This group meets every Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

For more information
contact Carl & Lorraine
(717) 732-5487

Prayer Team

This ministry provides intercessory prayer through an email network and phone tree.  If you feel called to the ministry of prayer OR you would like to make a prayer request, this is the right ministry for you!

For more information
contact Carol Diffenbaugh
(717) 737-7923 x104

Wool & Flax Ministry

This ministry provides a means to “blanket” individuals in prayer.  With each item knitted, crocheted or tied, prayer is the common thread in the making of all of these items.  Anyone who can or wants to learn how to knit or crochet prayer shawls, hats, scarves and no-sew blankets is invited to join!

For more information
contact Sue Shockey at 737-7813
or

Carol Diffenbaugh at healthministries@aldersgatechurch.net

Meals Ministry

This ministry provides meals for individuals who have experienced a death in their family, those who have been recently hospitalized or ill, or those who have been blessed with a new baby at home.

For more information
contact Julie Noss
(717) 728-7633

or Kati Eisenhour
(717) 414-6030

Dogs for God

This ministry consists of a group of caring individuals called to spread the joy, happiness and the name of Christ using the assistance of their bonded relationships with their dogs.  This ministry reaches the elderly, homebound, hospitalized, etc.

For more information
contact Pam Caserta
(717) 732-5086