Thank you for visiting Aldersgate UMC!
Please explore our website to learn more about the ministries and programs we have to offer children, youth and adults.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the church office
Frequently Asked Questions
WHERE IS ALDERSGATE LOCATED?
WHAT TIME DO SERVICES BEGIN?
For security purposes, the majority of the exterior doors are locked just after 11 am, so please enter through one of the four glass door entrances to the Commons area. These are located on either side of the sanctuary and under the back drive-thru area.
WHERE DO I PARK?
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO ALDERSGATE?
“Mortals look on the outward appearance but the Lord looks on the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7)
DO I HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF ALDERSGATE TO TAKE COMMUNION?
WHERE DO MY CHILDREN GO DURING THE SERVICE?
Children are welcome in worship at Aldersgate! We have worship activity bags for our younger kids and clipboards with a worship guide for our older kids. The ushers can help you find these before the service begins.
We also provide a nursery during both services. If the wiggles get too much during the service, there’s plenty of space in the Commons for parents and children to step out but still be able to hear what’s going on in worship.
WHO ARE UNITED METHODISTS?
The United Methodist Church shares a common history and heritage with other Methodist and Wesleyan bodies. The lives and ministries of John Wesley (1703–1791) and of his brother, Charles (1707–1788), mark the origin of their common roots.
As United Methodists, we have an obligation to bear a faithful Christian witness to Jesus Christ, the living reality at the center of the Church’s life and witness. To fulfill this obligation, we reflect critically on our biblical and theological inheritance, striving to express faithfully the witness we make in our own time.
Two considerations are central to this endeavor: the sources from which we derive our theological affirmations and the criteria by which we assess the adequacy of our understanding and witness.
Wesley believed that the living core of the Christian faith was revealed in Scripture, illumined by tradition, vivified in personal experience, and confirmed by reason.
HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER OF ALDERSGATE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH?
New member orientation classes will be available for anyone interested in learning more about our church and the United Methodist traditions. If you would like further information on becoming a member or any information regarding Aldersgate UMC, please call 864-244-1820 or see one of the ministers after church on any Sunday.