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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

By the Numbers: Fall Kickoff

600 Worship Attendance
200 Children, Youth, and Adults in Sunday School
39000 Giving

News and Information

  • Service Sunday
    March 23, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    Service Sunday Is April 23 With Guest Preacher Becca Stevens On April 23, a week after Easter, we will have another Church Wide Service Day, with a single worship service at 10:00 a.m. At that service our special guest preacher will be Rev. Becca Stevens, an Episcopal priest, chaplain at Vanderbilt University, and CEO of

  • Praying Our Way Forward
    March 21, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    Praying Our Way Forward The United Methodist Church at Prayer From April 2-8, the Virginia Conference will participate in a week of intentional prayer for the mission of The United Methodist Church and for the work of the Commission on a Way Forward, which began meeting in January. This prayer movement is a response to

  • Easter at Aldersgate
    March 20, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    Easter at Aldersgate Worship Services Holy Thursday (April 13) at 7:00 p.m. Good Friday (April 14) at 7:00 p.m. Easter Saturday Vigil (April 15) at 5:30 p.m. Easter Sunday (April 16) at 7:00 a.m. (Bluegrass Sunrise service), 8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.   Order Flowers for the Easter Altar Download an Order Form

  • April 5 Wednesday Night Dinner
    September 7, 2016 / No Comments » / News

    Wednesday Night Dinner on Tuesday Wednesday, April 5, 6:15 p.m. Our next Wednesday Night Dinner will be on April 5 at 6:15 p.m. Come enjoy good food and fellowship. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. Menu Lemon Thyme Roasted Bone in Chicken Roasted Potatoes Asparagus with Red Bell

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

    Read the March 10 edition of This Week at Aldersgate for all the latest events and announcements. You can listen to or watch all of our sermons at If you don’t already receive This Week at Aldersgate in your email, subscribe today!      

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

      Aldersgate Acolytes Calling All 4th, 5th, and 6th Graders Do you have a 4th, 5th, or 6th grader interested in serving Aldersgate? We are in need of acolytes to serve Saturdays at the 5:30 service and Sundays at the 8:30 and 11:15 services. Training will be provided if needed.  Please find more details and

  • 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.

  • Working with Native Communities
    February 22, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    Working with Native Communities:A Cultural Orientation   Sunday, March 19, 12:30-4:30 p.m.   Please join us for an informative and insightful workshop on how to work effectively with Native Communities. The four-hour workshop, sponsored by Highland Support Project and facilitated by White Mountain Apache member Rochelle Lacapa, includes a light lunch and refreshments. There is

  • Kids’ Summer Events
    March 8, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    Kids’ Summer Events 2017 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

  • Inclement Weather Policy
    March 13, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    Aldersgate’s Inclement Weather Policy Aldersgate Church is closed today, Tuesday, March 14. All activities are cancelled. If Fairfax County Public Schools are closed, no children’s or youth groups (at all) will meet at the church. If Fairfax County Government closes, the church is closed and all activities are cancelled. Otherwise, Adult groups may meet at

  • Lent Update
    March 2, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    Lent Update from the Executive Pastor As we head into March, with two months of 2017 under our belts, I thought you would appreciate an update on how our ministry and mission is tracking thus far. Our Prayer School with Brian Zahnd was a tremendous success with participants, both clergy and lay people, joining us

  • Great Decisions 2017
    February 8, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    Great Decisions: 2017   Sunday Evenings, February 29-April 23   Each year, Aldersgate United Methodist Church sponsors a Great Decisions discussion group, which includes citizens from the community as well as members of Aldersgate, who meet to study eight of the most pressing foreign policy challenges of the year.   Great Decisions: 2017 is a

  • 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

  • Prayer Request from DS Jeff Mickle
    February 17, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    A Letter from DS Jeff Mickle about ICE Action at Rising Hope   A letter to Alexandria District Clergy from District Superintendent Jeff Mickle about the Immigration and Custom Enforcement action at Rising Hope UMC. We share this with the congregation because of our long history and close connection with Rising Hope. The action took

  • Cookies, Creativity, and the Cross
    February 9, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    Cookies, Creativity, and the Cross   A Six-Week Course Wednesdays, February 22-April 5 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Description:Art is a form of prayer and a way to experience God on the spiritual journey. Using Karla’s book, Creativity and Divine Surprise, explore the unexpected twists and turns of the spiritual journey. Experience collage, painting, clay, oil pastels

  • December Update
    November 30, 2016 / No Comments » / News

    December Update from the Executive Pastor As we head into our final month of 2016, I wanted to update you on how we’re doing. At our annual charge conference with the District Superintendent, our leadership approved a target 2017 budget of $1,856,000. The 2017 budget represents only a 1% increase over the 2016 budget, the

  • A Word about Election 2016
    November 10, 2016 / 2 Comments / News

    Where Is Our Hope? A Word about Election 2016 Now that the supposed election “of our lifetime” is concluded let us Christians get back to the work into which we were baptized. I’ve heard from some of you this week. You’re euphoric over the election results. I’ve heard from some of you. You’re despondent and

  • November Update
    November 3, 2016 / No Comments » / News

    November Update from the Executive Pastor As we kick-off our commitment campaign for 2017, it makes sense to update you on how we’re doing thus far in 2016. In case you missed it, Aldersgate celebrated its Sixtieth Anniversary on Sunday, October 23, with a specially commissioned piece of music and guest preacher Dr. Stanley Hauerwas,

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