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Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Traditional worship with organ and choirs Read More

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Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Worship led by our praise band Read More
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Meet Our Team

Dennis Perry Lead Pastor
Dennis Perry Lead Pastor “I’ve been on the front lines of human transformation for nearly four decades. I’m fascinated by relationship, religion and business. And food. I like learning h Read More
Emily Moore-Diamond Pastor I was blessed to join the ministry team at Aldersgate on July 1, 2018. I’ve served in ministry for over twenty-five years, as a resident chaplain at Mary Washington Hospital, Read More
Michelle Matthews Campus Pastor, Kingstowne
Michelle Matthews Campus Pastor, Kingstowne Michelle Matthews is the campus pastor of The Kingstowne Communion, Aldersgate’s satellite congregation. The Kingstowne Communion is a new United Methodist church serving Read More

News and Events

  • Meals for Emily
    October 15, 2018 / No Comments » / News

    Meals for Emily Moore-Diamond If you were in church this weekend, you heard Dennis update the congregation on Emily Moore-Diamond’s condition following her fall three weeks ago. If you weren’t, you can watch the video below: When she fell, Emily suffered a concussion. Concussions take time to heal. So Emily will be out for a

  • Last Sunday’s Sermon
    September 11, 2018 / No Comments » / News

    Last Sunday’s Sermon Each week, usually by the end of the day Tuesday, we post video, audio, and text (when available) of the previous week’s sermon here for easy access. On Sunday, October 21, Dennis Perry continued the “I’m In” sermon series with “Instructed.” Watch or listen to the sermon here.   Video at 9:30

  • Simple Supper Sermon Study
    September 20, 2018 / No Comments » / News

    Food for thought Simple Supper Sermon Study Study scripture together with the pastors in this new series that meets on Wednesday evenings beginning October 3. We’ll discuss the previous weekend’s scripture and look together toward the next. Exchange ideas, questions, and thoughts as we share a simple meal around tables in Founders Hall. Food will

  • Trunk or Treat
    October 8, 2018 / No Comments » / News

    Trunk or Treat Sunday, October 28, 5:00-6:00 p.m. Aldersgate’s Children’s and Youth ministries are teaming up with Aldersgate Day School to put on a fun Halloween party for the whole neighborhood. Decorated car trunks will be filled with candy, spooky music will be playing, and kids in costumes ages 0 through sixth grade will get

  • UMW Christmas Market 2018
    August 16, 2018 / No Comments » / News

    UMW Christmas Market 2018 November 10, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The annual United Methodist Women’s Christmas Market will be held on Saturday, November 10, from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Watch this space for ways you can help. Attention All Casserole Makers Elizabeth Circle is sponsoring the sale of frozen casseroles ($20.00 each) at the UMW

  • Fall Consignment Sale
    October 8, 2018 / No Comments » / News

    Fall Consignment Sale Aldersgate Day School Clothing, Bikes, Cribs, Toys, Shoes, Furniture, Strollers, and More! Merchandise Drop Off Dates: Monday, October 22, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 23, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Shopping Dates Wednesday, October 24, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 25, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Friday, October 26, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

  • November UMM Dinner
    October 25, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    November UMM Dinner with Southside Singers Tuesday, November 13, 6:30 p.m. in Wesley Hall Come to the United Methodist Mens’ dinner on Tuesday, November 13. We will be entertained by the Southside Singers. The group began in 2014 with a dedicated core of “young” West Potomac High School graduates, but it has grown to include

  • This Week at Aldersgate, October 9
    October 17, 2016 / No Comments » / News

    What You Need to Know This Week at Aldersgate Read the October 9 edition of What You Need to Know: This Week at Aldersgate for all the latest events and announcements. Watch or listen to all of our sermons at If you don’t already receive What You Need to Know: This Week at Aldersgate

  • UMW Sewing Circle
    March 2, 2018 / No Comments » / News

    New United Methodist Women Sewing Circle   If you like to sew this might be the perfect group for you. We will have Christian Fellowship while we mark, cut, pin, stitch, and sew three projects that will help others locally and in Cambodia. We want all sewers to be able to attend so we have

  • Yoga and Exercise Classes
    May 4, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    Yoga and Exercise Classes at Aldersgate Aldersgate’s wellness program offers group fitness opportunities to the congregation and to the community at large. The classes are ongoing and they are a free gift from the church to the community. All are welcome to join class as long as their physician has given approval. Classes are taught

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