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Life Groups

Life Groups are what you make them- long-lasting or short, leisurely or intellectual, or all of the above! They are a wonderful way to grow and share life with other individuals at Aldersgate. We can help you get connected with a group, or if you don't see a Life Group of interest below, feel free to start your own! 

Bible Studies

Bible Studies

Aldersgate provides Bible studies as a way to connect with God's word and with fellow congregation members as you continually grow in your faith. Currently, we offer a men's Bible study and a women's Bible study. Additionally, we offer seasonal Bible studies during Lent and Advent.

Book Club

Book Club

Book Club meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at Barnes & Noble (2nd floor) at 1:30 pm. Join us for coffee & conversation. Invite your friends, everyone is welcome. Contact Evelyn Walker at 812-477-1618 with questions.

September 14   The Bookshop on the Corner, Jenny Colgan

October 12         All the Light You Cannot See, Anthony Doerr

November 8      Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain

December 14     Bring your favorite Cookbook to share


Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer

Centering prayer is a silent prayer method that prepares us to receive the gift of God's presence. It is about forging a deeper relationship with God. Centering Prayer facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer, verbal, mental, or effective prayer, into a receptive prayer of resting in God. It emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God. It is a discipline to foster this relationship by regular daily practice of prayer.

When you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. -Matthew 6:6

The Centering Prayer group meets every 4th Tuesday of the month from 9:30-10:45 am. All are welcome, including all denominations.

Contact: Charles Ann Jarvis; e-mail:

Exercise Activities and Classes

Exercise Activities and Classes

Stay Fit at Aldersgate!

Walk Indoors - 8:30 am-3:30 pm M-F. 

Aldersgate is a safe, level environment. Stay warm and dry while you walk.  Invite your neighbor or friends to come walk with you.


     All classes meet in the Media Center. Bring a yoga mat & towel to each class.

Tuesday & Thursday 7:45-8:45 am 

Cost is $5 per class, drop-ins welcome. A gentle yoga class focusing on increasing range of motion, flexibility, strength and balance.  Class will be suitable for all levels of practice.  Each posture will have different levels available keeping all students challenged within their individual yoga practice.  All students are welcome: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Don't be shy come on in and introduce yourself-first class is my gift to you!

Scarlet Fields, Yoga Instructor

Tuesday & Thursday from 9-10 am

The intention of this class is to use the tools of yoga (movement, breath work, and meditation) for healing. This means that the breath, body, and mind are all addressed and improved upon. We will do movements that are specifically designed for improving balance, strength, flexibility, and focus while incorporating intentional breathing techniques which help with more of our daily ailments than can be mentioned (ex. back, shoulder, neck pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, asthma, sleep problems, etc.). This class is great for a beginner or an experienced yogi as it will meet you exactly where you are. It would be best to be able to get on and off of the floor. Price for the class is $8.

Whitney Arvin, Certified Yoga Instructor

Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 pm

Cost is $5 per class, drop-ins welcome. A gentle yoga class focusing on increasing range of motion, flexibility, strength and balance.  Class will be suitable for all levels of practice. 

Lisa Conner, Instructor

Faith Journey Classes

Sunday Mornings, 9:45-10:45 am

Faith Journey Classes

All classes meet on Sunday mornings from 9:45 to 10:45 am. Click here to see a list of the different classes offered at Aldersgate. 

Game Night

Game Night

Come join the fun at Game Night! The group meets on the second Sunday of each month from 6 to 8 pm in the Media Room. Join us for some “Crazy Bridge”, no experience necessary. Play clabber, bridge, or board games. 

M.A.L.E. - Men of Aldersgate Love Eating!

Men’s Fellowship Breakfast

Men’s Fellowship Breakfast

M.A.L.E. Breakfast - Men of Aldersgate Love Eating!

Meets on the third Saturday of the month at 7:30 am at The Carousel Restaurant

April 15, 2017

May 20, 2017

June 17, 2017

July 15, 2017

August 19, 2017

September 16, 2017

October 21, 2017

November 18, 2017

December 16, 2017

Men's Bible Study

Men's Bible Study

The Men's Bible Study meets weekly on Monday afternoons from 12 to 1 pm. The men are currently studying the book of Luke and focus on one chapter of the book each week. The bible study is led by class members on a rotating and volunteer basis. It is open to anyone interested in joining; the more the merrier!

Dan Michel

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Group meets on the 3rd Friday of the month from 9:30-11 AM in the church library. They knit or crochet prayer shawls that are then distributed to members of the church (and some people outside the church) during their time of need.

Contact person:
Jan Dul

Quilters & Friends

Quilters & Friends

We’re a group of friendly women who share a passion for quilting and sewing. We get together on Tuesday mornings at Aldersgate to create quilts and lap robes for our members, residents of nursing homes, and even for children. More than just quilters, our time together begins at 9:00am, followed by coffee around 10:00 and lunch at noon, so we’re serious about our fellowship, too!

We accept donations of cash, material, time and talents, and we’re always looking for new friends to join with us! If you love to quilt, sew, or just enjoy good fellowship, please stop by!

If we sound like your kind of group, we would love to have you join with us!

For more information:

Jo Maloy

Softball Team

Aldersgate Softball Team

If anyone is interested in playing co-ed church softball this summer, John Neireiter will be managing an Aldersgate team again. Typically the season starts toward the end of May and runs until the beginning of August. Games are played on Fridays/Saturdays at 5:40 PM and/or 6:50 PM at the softball field behind Newburgh United Methodist Church. The cost is $15 a person (depending on the number of players). You must be at least 15 years old to play, and guys must bat opposite-handed. If you have any questions or are interested in joining the team, please contact John at You are welcome to text him also at (812) 550-2472, or sign up on the insert in your bulletin.

2017 Schedule:

6/9         5:40        

6/16        5:40 & 6:50            

6/23        5:40        

7/7          5:40 & 6:50

7/14        5:40        

7/21        6:50        

7/28        6:50        

8/4          5:40

Stitchin' with Joyce

Stitchin' with Joyce

The Stitchin' with Joyce groups meets from 7-9 on Monday evenings at Aldersgate in Room 102. The group invites anyone who crochets, knits, or sews to come for the fellowship! 

Sunday Suppers

Sunday Suppers

A time to get to know church friends and share a meal.

Sunday Evenings during the school year

5:45-6:30 pm

Family Life Center (gym)

Sweet Hour of Prayer

Sweet Hour of Prayer

The Sweet Hour of Prayer group meets at 7:30 am on Sunday mornings. The group prays for the worship services, our pastors, the Aldersgate staff, the Sunday School classes and teachers, Bible studies, various ministries and missions, the needs of our church family, and activities held in our church. Additionally, they pray always pray for the concerns listed in the bulletin. The Sweet Hour of Prayer group welcomes anyone who would like to pray with them on Sunday mornings. It is both a joy and privilege to pray for our church.

Sue Moore