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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

  • Summer Study of Romans
    June 9, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    Summer Study of Romans Jason Micheli “Without exaggeration, Romans is the most important book of the New Testament and is the most important book of the Christian tradition.” This summer’s preaching series is based on Paul’s Epistle to the Romans. To complement the series, Jason Micheli is offering a study of the letter on Wednesday
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  • Suffering and God
    May 25, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    Suffering and God: Theodicy for Dummies An Aldersgate Live seminar with Dr. Eric Hall David King, our summer intern, is doing an online seminar with Dr. Eric Hall this summer. The conversations will take place on Monday mornings at 11:00 on Aldersgate’s Facebook page and subsequently archived on Facebook, YouTube, and below. The series addresses
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  • Leadership Opportunities to Serve
    June 14, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    Leadership Opportunities to Serve   Aldersgate has a need for three dedicated volunteers to coordinate important ministries at Aldersgate. Although they are not especially time-consuming, they do require attention to detail and commitment. If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities, please contact Richard Bass at richard@aldersgate.net. Wednesday Night Dinner Coordinator Jenny Lasley, who
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  • This Week at Aldersgate, June 23
    October 17, 2016 / No Comments » / News

    Read the June 23 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!      

  • This Week’s Reading
    June 14, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    This Week’s Reading With Richard Bass June 23, 2017   Inspired by a new post by Jason Micheli on Robert’s Rules of Order, we’ll look at rules, and rule breaking, this week. Both articles come from Ministry Matters, a website from the United Methodist Publishing House you should know. It’s full of interesting insights and
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  • 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 2017 Update
    June 8, 2017 / No Comments » / News

      UPDATE FROM THE EXECUTIVE PASTOR SUMMER 2017 No, it’s not quite summer yet, but as the school year winds down so does the program year here at Aldersgate. I thought I would get this update out before too many of you slip away for the summer. If you were here for Pentecost, you got
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  • New Governance Structure Approved
    April 26, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    New Governance Structure for Aldersgate Approved   The called charge conference on Tuesday, June 13, approved the streamlined Church Council and confirmed those who were nominated to fill the positions on Council, which will now be known as the Leadership Team: Leadership Team (term ends on June 30 of the year in parentheses) Lay Leader:
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  • This Week’s Reading, June 16
    June 22, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    This Week’s Reading With Richard Bass June 16, 2017   This week’s reading includes some interesting gleanings from the web that crossed our screens during the past week. Religious Giving Holds Steady (Lilly Family School of Philanthropy) An interesting look at religious giving trends in the U.S.: “Giving to religion (defined as giving specific to
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  • This Week’s Reading, June 9, 2017
    June 8, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    This Week’s Reading With Richard Bass June 9, 2017   During the program year just ending, we have been holding frequent “Meet the Church” classes with the hope of helping people get to know more about Aldersgate and its ministries, its vision and mission, the United Methodist Church, and what it means to be a
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  • This Week’s Reading – June 2, 2017
    May 31, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    This Week’s Reading With Richard Bass June 2, 2017   This week, we continue to look at how who we are as a congregation, and how we structure ourselves, has an impact on what we do. The reading is adapted from Governance and Ministry: Rethinking Board Membership by Dan Hotchkiss. Dan is a church consultant
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  • Wednesday’s Shooting
    June 14, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    In response to Wednesday morning’s shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, we the pastors of Aldersgate United Methodist Church offer our prayers and support to those who were victims of the violence and to the families of all involved in this senseless act of bloodshed. We are grateful to the police who acted swiftly to contain the
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  • This Week’s Reading – May 26, 2017
    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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  • 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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