Adult Ministries

Aldersgate offers several adult Sunday school classes, each with a different learning opportunity and style of study. We encourage our friends and guests to visit as many of our classes as they would like – to find the one that feels like home. You should also feel free to join any class, if they are working on a particular course of interest .

For more information, or help choosing a class, contact Johannah Myers (864-244-1820-ext. 211).

Our classes meet from 9:30AM – 10:30 AM each Sunday.

Good News Class

Age Group: Adult class with a variety of ages
Location: Room 156 – The third classroom on the hallway that runs along the right side of the gym.
Topic: Book Studies

Haddon Friendship Class

Age Group: Nearing or at retirement age
Location: Parker Hall
Topic: Variety of lessons, guest speakers, book studies

Kingdom Class

Age Group: An adult class with/without middle, high school, and college age kids or older
Location: Room 152 – The first classroom on the hallway that runs along the right side of the gym
Topic: Scripture is our topic with various leaders from our class

Quester’s Class

Age Group: Retired and Lovin’ It!
Location: Room 154 – The second classroom on the hallway that runs along the right side of the gym
Topic: Scripture is our topic with various leaders from our class

Mac Vinson Companions Class

Age Group: Nearing retirement age – some have college age children or grandchildren
Location: On the lower level of the educational wing, next to the library. Closest access is the Edwards Rd entrance
Topic: Scripture focused – usually going through a book of the Bible

 

 

The Aldersgate United Women in Faith is a fellowship whose spiritual goal is to enhance an individual’s relationship with God and to provide an opportunity to participate in the local and global ministries of the church. The United Women in Faith’s total program encompasses many areas of support for missions including local, state, and national. To achieve these goals, the women of Aldersgate have developed wonderful programs that vary in their design. Currently we have three circles, which are small group fellowships, that meet on a monthly or quarterly basis from September to May.

These circles include:

  • Louise Best Circle – Second Tuesday,10:30 am, in Parker Hall.
  • Mary Teasley Circle – Second Wednesday, 10:00 am, in the Soul Cafe
  • Cindy Harter Circle – Meets quarterly in teh Mac Vinson Room, Parker Hall or at local charities.

For Circle contact information, please call the church office, 244-1820 and we will put you in touch with the correct chair.

We have several General Meetings that take place during the year.  Your circle chair can certainly give you specifics.

Women of Faith is a group of women dedicated to being the best God wants us to be.  We fellowship, study, and pray all while having fun. Please join us on Tuesdays mornings! For more info about times and current Bible Studies, contact Johannah Myers at jmyers@aumcsc.org.

The Leisure / Sports Ministries

Our Leisure Ministries program at Aldersgate is designed to promote a variety of activities with special emphasis on spiritual and physical enhancement. It is our long-term goal to create a program which meets the needs of all age levels, as well as interest levels. We hope that you will find something of interest here that will help draw you closer to God and to the church as a whole. Perhaps you may find that you have a particular interest or gift that you would like to share.

Connect at AUMC

Aldersgate offers opportunities for families to worship and grow together in our faith. On Wednesdays, during the school year, Connect is fellowship, food and bible study together for families. Our upcoming classes offer a variety of biblical studies and fun classes. For more information and for current classes, contact Johannah Myers at jmyers@aumcsc.org.

Wednesday Night Connect Schedule:

  • 5:30 – 6:20 p.m. Dinner, Adults- $8/ea, Children and Youth – $6/ea
  • 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. Opportunites for childern, youth and adults
  • 7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

*Contact Susan Hamilton at shamilton@aumcsc.org to make your dinner reservations.

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University

In today’s economy, we are all searching for ways to stretch what we have, to cover the costs of our daily expenses. Newspapers, television programs and bookstores are filled with helpful information on how er can make our money go further. What would you say if I told you that our Bible is full of good ideas on how to survive this and any economy? Would it surprise you that God’s already got a plan and that it has passed the test of time?

Dave Ramsey’s 9-week class is a Biblically-based financial management course that can help you find ways of cutting your daily expenses, get out from underneath personal debt and begin the journey toward financial freedom. All within the comfort of a small group of folks – eager for a change in their own financial management style.

For a complete listing of classes in our area, visit www.daveramsey.com and look under personal financial classes. Discover how you can change your life forever! If you have any questions about the class, please feel free to call Ruth Hughes at 244-1820 ext 204

During our class sessions, childcare is available for free, with advanced registration.

Missions & Outreach

OUR HEARTS ARE ON FIRE FOR MISSION

I was able to travel with an Aldersgate Team in 2011 to Panama. It was one of the greatest and most meaningful experiences of my life. We were able to minister to a village deep in the jungles pf Panama bringing them the love of Christ through our teaching and actions…. The worship services were amazing and though there was a language barrier, we were all worshiping Christ and needed no translator.” AUMC Member

Where is God calling you?
We had the privilege of serving in Thailand from 2013 through 2017.  Since returning to the states, we have maintained close connection with our team members and Thai students.  One of the most rewarding things has been the opportunity to lead summer discernment trips back to Thailand with college students discovering to what and where God is calling them.  In addition, we speak at universities, churches and with individuals who are seeking to find their place in Missions. 

The Attaways
The Datwylers
The Boones

More information about International Mission Trips: Visit VMVIM.org

“Missions made me feel closer to God, as I get to help the people that may be of need. It gives me a great feeling to be able to make a difference in somebody’s life. God wants us to reach out and serve others, Love thy Neighbor as yourself.” AUMC Member

An intergenerational group from Aldersgate goes annually to Kentucky on the Redbird Mission.

“Helping out at the Triune Mercy Center soup kitchen, visiting shut-ins, working at the garage sales and tutoring at Lake Forest Elementary have all been meaningful experiences for me. I am reminded of how blessed I am, and my life is enriched by all of the wonderful people I have met.” AUMC Member

Members of Aldersgate are involved in the organizations below – volunteering their time and/or donating financially. You will hear about specific projects through our newsletter, the weekly church bulletin and from your Sunday school class leaders and the other organizations and small groups at Aldersgate.

If you are looking for more volunteer opportunities in our local community – visit the United Way volunteer clearinghouse: Hands On Greenville

“Missions help me to grow through going out and seeing what others are living. It gives me a feeling of self worth that I hope to pass on. Any talents that I might have need to be used and not hidden away.” AUMC Member

Salkehatchie

Salkehatchie Summer Service is a pioneering servant ministry at selected sites in South Carolina involving high school and college age youth, adult community leaders and persons of different cultures in upgrading housing, motivating community cooperative efforts by helping persons to help themselves, and providing all participants with opportunities for personal growth and service.

Epworth Childrens Home

Since 1896, Epworth Children’s Home has been a place for children to grow, learn and be loved. Children ages four – 18 come to us from broken family systems and our goal is to nurture and love them by providing education, counseling, medical care and spiritual enrichment. Our aim is to break the destructive cycle of abuse, neglect and shame and replace it with an opportunity for each child to live a life of self-respect, responsibility and productivity.

Women’s Retreat

The annual Women’s Retreat began in 2010 with about 24 women who spent a weekend together at Bonclarken Retreat Center in fellowship, prayer, and study. The time together was so wonderful, the one-time retreat became an annual tradition! It’s grown each year but the purpose remains the same – a weekend away for reflection and renewal. We enjoy great fellowship and food as we spend the weekend together in worship, prayer, and study. Our group is always multi-generational and so much fun!

Save the date for 2023!
January 27-29, 2023 at the Lodge at Bonclarken.

Companion Groups

Companion Groups are small, house groups that meet monthly for a meal and Bible study together. The word “companion” has roots in “co” and “pan” or together with bread. When we gather around a meal, relationships deepen and we find COMPANIONS for our journey with God.

What makes Companion groups different from other small groups? These groups are intentionally inter-generational.  We believe that growing as disciples works best when we apprentice faith alongside people who are learning to practice their faith, too. That means we need people from all generations working together.

Companion groups share the core values of Messy Church. We are centered around Jesus through creativity, hospitality, and celebration with all ages working together. (For more information about Messy Church check out our Messy Church page Messy Church)

Companion groups are open to family units of all shapes and sizes, from singles to grandparents and everyone in between. If you’d like more information, please contact Johannah at jmyers@aumcsc.org.