Our doors and our hearts are open to YOU and your family. We invite you to share the Life with us through Worship, Sunday School, Sunday and Wednesday evening activities, special events and any of our Summer Programs. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact me at anytime. I’d love to share the Life with you!
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Our On-Going Ministries
Childcare is available for infants thru 3 years old on Sunday mornings from 8:15-12:15. Childcare is also available upon request for weekday and evening Bible studies and church meetings. Please check with your group leader to make arrangements. Our nursery is located in the Otterbein Building (next to Susanna Wesley).
Sunday School — 9:45-10:55am
Our Classes are divided according to age and grade, with promotion occurring in August (at the start of school). All of the Children’s Sunday School classes are located in our Susanna Wesley Building (Apple Tree) and our John Wesley Center (our Fellowship Hall). Click here for specific Class Locations or look for the signs posted outside of each building.
This is a nine-month course (during Sunday School) for 6th graders to prepare for full membership in the church. This course includes thorough study, guest speakers, field trips to area churches of other denominations, lock-ins, 2 overnight retreats and a trip to Alexandria, LA for “Confirmation Day with the Bishop.” This experience teaches the basic beliefs of the Christian faith, and it helps students consider the responsibilities that come with a Profession of Faith and Church Membership. A covenant of commitment is signed at the start of each year.
Faith Friends – Wednesday Evening Program for 4th-6th Graders — 6:15-7:30pm JWC
Grab your friends and join us on Wednesday evenings in Susanna Wesley from 6:00-7:30 p.m. for Faith Friends! Our time is filled with fun and fellowship as we help each other strive to discover just what God’s plan is for and with each of us. We can never have too many Faith Friends!
*Parents, please note that we must have a Faith Friends Permission Slip on file in order for your child to participate in any of our field trips.
Children in Worship
Aldersgate United Methodist Church is a very child-friendly, family-friendly church. We offer many ways for our children to participate in Worship. Here are just a few:
- Acolytes — Our 3rd-6th graders are invited to assist with the Worship Service by “carrying in the Light of Christ”. An invitation, along with Training Session information, is sent out for new Acolytes at the beginning of each school year.
- Children’s Moment — During most of our traditional Worship Services (8:30), the children are invited to come forward to hear a special message presented by an Adult Volunteer. The children (and the Congregation!) look forward to their special time.
- Children’s Choirs — From time-to-time throughout the school year, our Children’s Choirs will help lead Worship. Some guaranteed times include Palm Sunday and the Sunday after Vacation Bible School, but there are many others (watch the Bulletin and Echo).
8:30am - Traditional Worship
Join us for this traditional United Methodist worship experience, built around liturgy, congregational prayer, hymns led by the choir and organ, hearing the spoken word, and reflecting upon it with current, relevant messages, and caring for one another in prayer.
9:45am - Sunday School
Our Sunday School hour includes 10 adult classes, a youth class, sixth/seventh grade confirmation class, and seven other children’s classes.
11:00am - Contemporary Worship
Come as you are to this contemporary worship experience. This service features our praise bands sharing new and favorite songs, experiential messages rooted in the scriptures, and a time build our community through prayer.