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Lent Update
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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
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Great Decisions 2017
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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
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A Space for Peace in the Holy Land
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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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Prayer Request from DS Jeff Mickle
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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
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Cookies, Creativity, and the Cross
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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
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December Update
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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
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A Word about Election 2016
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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
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November Update
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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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