Aldersgate Homes

Aldersgate Homes provides residential & recreational opportunities to the developmentally disabled & their families.

Aldersgate Homes

Aldersgate is a related agency of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church serving persons with developmental disabilities. We provide developmentally disabled individuals with funding for transitional housing needs, respite weekends, and recreational opportunities.

Collinswood Information & Registration Forms

Collinswood, our recreational and retreat facility on beautiful Lake Oconee, accommodates persons of all abilities. Full wheelchair accessibility allows all Collinswood visitors to enjoy activities such as overnight outings, cooking out, fishing, boating, games and sports. Click here to download the registration forms.

Upcoming Events & Volunteer Opportunities

Learn about our fun and exciting upcoming events and how you can join in the fun. We are always looking for new volunteers! Our annual events include the yearly picnic, BBQ, lake retreat, boat trip and overall festivities at Collinswood, located on beautiful Lake Oconee. And of course, there's much more planned!

Make A Donation & Help Aldersgate Homes

Help us to help others. All donations are tax deductible! Major funding for Aldersgate comes through your gifts. We are entirely supported by contributions from churches and individuals, civic and business entities. Your donations are much appreciated, and help us to serve the developmentally disabled in Georgia.

Fun Day Photo Gallery

A fun day of cooking out, games, special activities, fishing, boating, and fun at the lake.

Latest News, Events and Information

Take a look at the recent happenings and events at Aldersgate Homes.

North Georgia United Methodist Annual Conference 2018 Presentation

On Thursday June 14th, Aldersgate homes presented to the Annual Conference of North Georgia.  The board thanked all the churches for their support of the Aldersgate Ministries.  Gue’ Hudson, Board President, shared that 80% of families with a child with a disability are unchurched.  If one member is not welcome, the entire family does not feel welcome.  She encouraged church’s to be open and that accessibility is more than just ramps.

Rev. Anne Hansen, the executive director, shared two new ministries to support individuals with developmental disabilities.  “Welcome Home” ministry helps individuals with developmental disabilities who want to live independently with apartment/house set up, which includes deposits, household goods, and furnishings.  The second ministry is to provide weekend Retreat/Respite opportunities at Camp Collinswood to allow caregiver’s a weekend off.

Sue Raymond, Board Vice – President, thanked Madison First UMC for their support and help with Camp Collinswood and Snellville UMC for hosting the offices of Aldersgate.  Sue encouraged church groups to use Camp Collinswood for retreats.

The Board presented Bishop Sue with a t-shirt.