August 11, 2024, is designated as Aldersgate Special Needs Ministry Sunday

by the South Carolina United Methodist Conference.

Aldersgate Special Needs Ministry was established during the 2003 South Carolina Annual Conference to offer homes for adults with developmental disabilities. The residents are encouraged to be self-sufficient while receiving care from our trained staff in a Christian atmosphere.

At Aldersgate, we rely solely on contributions from churches, groups, and individuals as we do not receive funds from apportionments. We sincerely thank those who have consistently supported us as your contributions enable us to provide care for our residents, maintain our current homes, and plan for further homes. The South Carolina Conference has designated August 11 as Aldersgate Special Needs Ministry Sunday. We kindly request that you consider making a special offering on this day or any other Sunday that suits your church. We have provided some options below to make it easier for your congregation to support Aldersgate. We humbly request that you continue to keep us in your prayers as we continue on our journey. 

Ways to plan and participate:

  • Place an announcement in your church newsletter/bulletin and promote it on social media.
  • Place bulletin inserts and envelopes in bulletins or on each pew or at the rear of the sanctuary beside an offering basket.
  • Show Aldersgate’s short video before collecting an offering.
  • Read Levi’s story (in Testimonials) to the congregation prior to collecting an offering.
  • Email Kim Thomas,, to invite an ASNM representative to speak at your worship services.
  • Remind the congregation that they may give online at
  • If your church accepts online giving, consider an online collection with donations designated to Aldersgate.

If you need to order envelopes or printed bulletins, please fill out the order form below, no later than August 5, 2024. This will ensure that your materials arrive in time for your August 11th services.

Please consider highlighting the needs of Aldersgate with a special offering on this day, or choose another Sunday that works for your church.

Your support allows us to care for our residents and homes, as well as plan for the future. We appreciate your prayers and support. God has blessed this ministry, and we are grateful.

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