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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

  • Wednesday Night Dinner (on Tuesday)
    September 7, 2016 / No Comments » / News

    Wednesday Night Dinner on Tuesday Tuesday, February 28, 6:15 p.m. The first Wednesday in March is Ash Wednesday, so we’ll have our Wednesday Night Dinner on Tuesday, February 28. It will feature a New Orleans feast. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. Menu Jumbalaya with Shrimp and Sausage

  • 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

  • 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

  • Summer Mission Trips
    January 6, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    Summer Mission Trips Guatemala and Jeremiah Project Register now for our summer youth mission trips to Guatemala and West Virginia. Our trip to Guatemala, for youth who have completed ninth grade and older, will take place from July 20-27. Our trip to West Virginia with the Jeremiah Project, for rising sixth through ninth graders, will

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Read the February 17 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!      

  • 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

  • Financial Peace University
    January 11, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    New Financial Peace University Class January 31-March 28 Did you know that 76 percent of Americans live paycheck to paycheck? Or that 64 percent of Americans can’t cover a $1,000 emergency? This doesn’t have to be true for you! All you need is a practical plan for your money–and Financial Peace University IS that plan!

  • Prayers for Mission Trip to Cambodia
    January 3, 2017 / 1 Comment / News

    Prayers for Volunteers in Mission Team The Volunteers in Mission (VIM) team left this weekend for Cambodia. Glenn Rowley, Conference Mission Director, and Juanita Csontos, Chair of the Conference Initiatives of Hope for Cambodia, are leading the team. Prayers for safe travel for the team and the strengthening of Christian leadership in Cambodia are requested.

  • 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

  • Alternative Giving 2016
    November 29, 2016 / No Comments » / News

    Alternative Giving: An Aldersgate Tradition since 2004 Aldersgate United Methodist Church’s Alternative Christmas Giving event is an opportunity to honor Jesus’s birth by giving gifts of love. Shoppers make contributions to mission projects in the name of loved ones as an alternative to buying material goods. Alternative Giving lets people know of your love for

  • 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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