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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
Emily Moore-Diamond Pastor
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,
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

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  • General Conference 2019
    February 22, 2019 / No Comments » / News

    General Conference 2019 A Special Session of the General Conference of the United Methodist Church is meeting in St. Louis from February 23 through February 26. The purpose of the conference is to decide whether the UMC will change its policies on homosexuality regarding ordination of “self-avowed practicing homosexuals” and same-sex marriages. Four plans have

  • Women’s Retreat 2019
    February 21, 2019 / No Comments » / News

    Worship with Women Retreat 2019 Feeding Your Forgotten Soul On Saturday, March 30, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., come to the Worship with Women Retreat at Aldersgate. Feed your forgotten soul by participating in worship, small groups, and workshops geared to women with women by women. These are the featured workshops: Michelle Matthews –

  • Mardi Gras Pancake Feast
    February 6, 2019 / No Comments » / News

    Mardi Gras Pancake Feast The Youth Group will host a pancake feast on Tuesday, March 5, from 6:15-8:30 p.m. in Wesley Hall. The evening will feature carnival style games to play and crafts to make. It will have a family-friendly Mardi Gras theme. We are asking $10.00 a person or $30.00 for families. Proceeds will

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

    March UMM Dinner on Support for Wounded Warriors Tuesday, March 12, 6:30 p.m. in Wesley Hall Come to the United Methodist Mens’ dinner on Tuesday evening March 12. Our speaker that night will be Ms. Amy Altersitz, the Program Supervisor of the USO Warrior and Family Center at Fort Belvoir.” She will talk about wounded

  • 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 and audio of the previous week’s sermon here for easy access. On Sunday, February 17, Dennis Perry and Emily Moore-Diamond discussed the upcoming Special Session of the General Conference. Video at 9:30   Audio at 11:00 You can watch

  • This Week at Aldersgate, Feb. 20
    October 17, 2016 / No Comments » / News

    What You Need to Know This Week at Aldersgate Read the February 20 edition of What You Need to Know: This Week at Aldersgate for all the latest events and announcements. Watch or listen to Last Sunday’s Sermon here. Listen to all of our sermons at aldersgate.net/sermons/. If you don’t already receive What You Need

  • Great Decisions: 2019
    December 21, 2018 / No Comments » / News

    Great Decisions: 2019 Coming Soon Our award-winning Aldersgate foreign policy discussion group will be starting up again in February for its 32nd year. Topics this year are:   * Refugees and Global Migration * The Middle East: Regional Disorder * Decoding U.S.-China Trade * The Rise of Populism in Europe * Nuclear Negotiations: Back to

  • A Big Announcement by Dennis Perry
    January 15, 2019 / No Comments » / News

    A Big Announcement by Dennis Perry This morning’s snow cancelled our plans for worship. And cancelled a dialogue sermon Emily and I wrote just for you. So, I am sending this note this afternoon with the sermon we preached at the Saturday evening service. In the sermon we announce that I’m retiring this June. You

  • Positions Available
    January 28, 2019 / No Comments » / News

    Positions Available Part-Time Receptionists Seeking two part-time receptionists to share one full-time job. We have learned that this position works best as a shared position. Each part-time receptionist will work two-to-three days each week. Duties include answering phones, greeting visitors, and making a strong first impression. The receptionist is responsible for facility scheduling and worship

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