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Alden United Methodist Church
About Us


Administrative Board
Chairperson Dan Guttschow
Vice Chairperson Bobette Von Bergen
Lay Leader Dan Guttschow
Recording Secretary Margaret Behles
Treasurer Ellen Schultz
Financial Secretary Bobette Von Bergen
Membership Secretary         Margo Van Dan
UMW President Bobette Von Bergen
Direct Assistance Chair   Margaret Behles
Communion Steward Myrtle Isenhart
Auditor Evelyn Carter
  Historian                                 Margo Van Dan
Librarian Sue Bottlemy
Landcaping Janet Bach 

 Sunday School
Need Teacher
Parish Staff
Pastor   Eric Blachford
Piano Organist  Sue Schiller
Custodian  Linda Wappler
Snow Plowing  Gonzalez Landscaping
        Bill Jarvis
Janet Bach
Brian Schultz
Tom Behles
Mel Von Bergen 
Kurt Beystehner


  • All services are open to the public, Ecumenical, Informal, Liturgical
  • Infant and Adult Baptisms
  • Bible Study group
  • We enjoy Bowling, Concerts, Potlucks, Picnics, and Special Events
  • The Alden United Methodist Women meet for fellowship and service
  • The Trustees keep our historical building and grounds in good repair
  • We help fund many local, national, and international missions
  • We give of ourselves in:
  • Ringing the Bells for Salvation Army
  • A Community Vacation Bible School
  • Leading the Sunday Service at the Harvard Care Center
  • Donation to Hebron Community Food Pantry 1st Sunday of the Month
  • Donation to the Harvard Group Home on going monthly


Eric Blachford, Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Harvard and Alden United Methodist Church

9 AM Alden     10:30 AM Harvard 

Mission of the Month

  • January     Hospice
  • February           Wycliff Mission Translators
  • March             Family Health Partnership
  • April Neighbors Helping Neighbors
  • May UMCOR
  • June Salvation Army
  • July Valley Hi resident spending fund
  • August AUMC internal mission
  • September  Military Bible Sticks
  • October Linus Blanket Project
  • November  Adopt a Family for Christmas
  • December  Gideons