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Educating since 1962, Aldersgate Day School is a weekday, half-day ministry for children 12 months old to pre-K. 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
Jason Micheli Executive Pastor
Jason Micheli Executive Pastor Jason blogs at Tamed Cynic and is a host of the Crackers and Grape Juice Podcast I’m the least well-rounded person in the world, having studied theology at UVA and at Princeton. Read More
Karla Kincannon Director of Spiritual Formation
Karla Kincannon Director of Spiritual Formation “Without creativity we cannot imagine a life faithful to the gospel. Imagination supports the restoration of soul in our Church and our world.” Rev. Dr. Karla M. Kincannon is A 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

  • Proposed New Governance Structure
    April 26, 2017 / 6 Comments / News

      A Proposed New Governance Structure for Aldersgate In late April, Aldersgate’s pastors and lay leader wrote to the congregation about a proposed new governance structure for the church. On Sunday, May 21, two listening sessions were held, and the many insightful comments helped us sharpen how we talk about the proposed change and to
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  • This Week’s Reading
    May 25, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    This Week’s Reading May 26, 2017 The Professional Church Our current conversations about a new governance model for Aldersgate reminded me of an article that appeared in 2008 in the Alban Institute’s Congregations magazine, which I edited at the time. The article, “Beyond ‘Corporate:’ New Insights on Larger Churches,” by Alban consultant Susan Beaumont, helped
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  • Suffering and God
    May 25, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    Suffering and God: Theodicy for Dummies An online seminar with Dr. Eric Hall David King, our summer intern, will be doing an online seminar with Dr. Eric Hall beginning June 5 at 11:00 a.m. This is an online seminar, accessible from your computer or phone. Links and instructions for participating will be sent to those
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  • This Week at Aldersgate, May 26
    October 17, 2016 / No Comments » / News

    Read the May 26 edition of This Week at Aldersgate for all the latest events and announcements. You can listen to or watch all of our sermons at aldersgate.net/sermons/. If you don’t already receive This Week at Aldersgate in your email, subscribe today!      

  • Generation Change Class
    May 10, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    Generation Change: Do More with your Money A three-week course for college students and recent graduates Generation Change is three-part Bible study designed to lead young adults to a better understanding of God, themselves, and their money–and how it all works together. For three weeks in July, we’ll focus on Part 2 of the series:
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  • Summer Events for Kids
    March 8, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    Summer Events for Kids Evening Vacation Bible School June 25-29, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Join us as we adventure alongside some of our favorite Bible heroes and discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God: Heart, Hope, Power, Courage, and Wisdom. We’ll use epic music, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories to help
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  • Easter 2017 Update
    April 26, 2017 / No Comments » / News

      UPDATE FROM THE EXECUTIVE PASTOR EASTER 2017 This past fall a woman visited us for worship. She was in the last month of her first pregnancy and her husband was a patient in Johns Hopkins with brain cancer. She was looking for sanctuary. We baptized their little boy this Easter at 11:30. Such is
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  • Our Wellness Classes
    May 4, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    Wellness 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 by Judy
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  • Aldersgate Acolytes
    March 15, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    Aldersgate Acolytes Calling All 4th through 12th Graders We have expanded our acolyte age range to allow middle and high school students to serve and invite your 4th through 12th graders to participate. Acolyte service is welcome Saturdays at the 5:30 service and Sundays at the 8:30 and 11:15 services. Training will be provided if
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  • Summer Mission Trips
    January 6, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    Summer Mission Trips Guatemala Register now for our summer youth mission trip to Guatemala. Our trip to Guatemala for youth who have completed ninth grade and older and adults will be led by Jason and take place from July 20-27. We will continue our ongoing project to construct a secondary school in the Maya Highlands.
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  • A Space for Peace in the Holy Land
    January 11, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    A Space for Peace in the Holy Land United Methodist Peace and Justice Tour 2017 Aldersgate pastors Dennis Perry and Jason Micheli will be part of a group that will journey to the Holy Land this September 4-11. Led by Alex Joyner, District Superintendent for the Eastern Shore in the Virginia Conference, the group will
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