Drop off your newspapers in the new mini-shed next to the parsonage for the Yu Ai Kai fundraiser!
FELLOWSHIP TEA:You are welcome to bring food items to share. If you are unable to prepare food ahead of time or forgot it was your turn, the church will have some snacks available. We ask that you keep the snacks simple. Thank you!
Our May 2 fundraising bazaar is where we specialize in bento, bbq chicken, udon, manju and crafts, all prepared by church members. Come by from 11am to 4pm. You may eat here, or take out.There will be several tables of gently used collectibles for sale. Our art gallery will feature internment camp woodcarvings by Shizue Matsushita. Mary Murata, Bob Kimura, Claire Haratani, Masi Motooka, Frances Tamura and Brad Shirakawa will also present their work.For the first time, the Center for Spiritual Life will hold four workshops that you can participate in:11am - free writing poetry 12pm - movement based practices1pm - group drumming2pm - group painting - For more about these events, go here.Sign ups for these workshops are encouraged in advance by contacting Rev. Roger at email@example.com. For a downloadable poster, click here. See our map page here.
Internment wood carvings by IsseiShizue Matsushita
From 101:Take San Antonio exit SOUTH, quick right onto Charleston. Charleston becomes Arastradero as it passes El Camino. Go past past Foothill Expressway 150 feet and make an immediate left onto Manuela. Stay to the left fork, pass Kol Emeth synagogue. We're on the left.From 280:Take Page Mill exit NORTH, go up the hill and go right at the first light; Deer Creek. Continue on Deer Creek until it deadends and go left at Arastradero, and just before you get to Foothill Expressway, make a right at Manuela. Stay to the left fork, pass Kol Emeth synagogue. We're on the left.
We are a reconciling congregation, which means we affirm the lifestyles of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and queer community. We are one of only six Asian Pacific Islander churches in America to be so.
A brief historyBecome a memberReconciling Congregation
Aldersgate was founded in 1909 as the Japanese Methodist Episcopal Church of Palo Alto. This early Ramona Street location was just a part of a Japanese American neighborhood. The church would move several times before becoming Page Mill Methodist Church on Page Mill Road. In 1965 we built our current facility on Manuela Ave.
See our minister, Rev. Roger Morimoto for more details about becoming a member.About AldersgateAldersgate provides a progressive environment for thought provoking study of God and community. We offer a number of classes that explore many topics. We also support various ministries that reach out to the global community. Our annual events are fellowship and family oriented. When you come to Aldersgate, you are coming home.
If you are interested in donating money to the relief efforts in Japan, you may make a check out to Aldersgate UMC, and put “Japan relief” in the memo section of your check. Mail the check to us at 4243 Manuela Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306. We will send you a receipt within 7-10 days.We will route your donation through UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee On Relief.UMCOR is the not-for-profit global humanitarian aid organization of the United Methodist Church. Its mission, grounded in the teachings of Jesus, is to alleviate human suffering—whether caused by war, conflict or natural disaster, with open hearts and minds to all people.UMCOR responds to natural or civil disasters that are interruptions of such magnitude that they overwhelm a community's ability to recover on its own. It recognizes that disasters cause disruptions that can last for years and often create permanent changes in people's lives. UMCOR works within a community to address the long-term effects of a disaster and assist people in rebuilding and adjusting to change.Every dollar you donated will go towards those in need in Japan. You can also go to http://secure.gbgm-umc.org/donations/umcor/donate.cfm?code=3021317 to learn more and donate directly on the web. Thank you!