News and Events

News and Events

A Common Liturgy, August 6
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A Common Liturgy A Summer Experiment in Worship Times and Style July 23-September 3 From July 23 through September 3, Sunday worship will be at 9:00 a.m and 10:30 a.m. A survey sent to the congregation this week showed overwhelmingly positive responses to A Common Liturgy, with less than 10 percent of respondents expressing negative
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Founders Hall Renovation
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Founders Hall Renovation Founders Hall, the original sanctuary at Aldersgate Church, is being renovated this year. The goal is a flexible gathering space that can be used for worship, classes and other gatherings, and Day School activities. We thank Steve Guback for the gift that makes this renovation possible. Work began in late June with
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This Week’s Reading, August 4
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This Week’s Reading August 4, 2017   On Styles of Worship Because of the Common Liturgy experiment, worship styles are the talk of many at Aldersgate. We all have our preferences, and we sometimes think that our preferences are therefore the best choice for everyone. Thankfully, there are those who study and observe how churches
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This Week’s Reading, July 28
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This Week’s Reading July 28, 2017     Philip Yancey wrote a piece for the Washington Post last week, “The Death of Reading Is Threatening the Soul,” about the difficulty of reading books in the Internet age: “I am going through a personal crisis. I used to love reading… Books help define who I am.
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Thanks to Our VBS Volunteers
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Thanks to Our VBS Volunteers!     Many thanks to all of the volunteers who helped make our Evening and Daytime Vacation Bible Schools such a big success! We couldn’t do it without you. Cameron Allen Connor Allen Kay Allen Haley Askew Caroline Austin Jill Baxter Vivian Baxter Shelley Bentz Michelle Black Cheryl Bratten Katie
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Congratulations Graduates!
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Congratulations graduates! Congratulations to the graduates in our congregation. You have accomplished a lot, and your futures await. We asked you to send in the names of graduates in your family. To add your graduate to the list, please write to connect@aldersgate.net. Best wishes to these 2017 graduates: Rachel Clarke, Williamsburg Middle School, Arlington, Virginia
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Summer Events for Kids
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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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This Week’s Reading, June 30
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This Week’s Reading With Richard Bass June 30, 2017     The Texas Methodist Foundation, the Fetzer Institute, and Harvard Divinity School have been working with two Ministry Innovation Fellows at Harvard, Casper ter Kuile and Angie Thurston, to research and describe promising innovations in how we gather, worship, and build community. Reports on their
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Summer 2017 Update
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  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
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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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