This past Walk to the Manger Sunday, a little boy, early elementary age, brought a dollar to the manger. It was his dollar, one that he had earned, that he wanted to give so that presents could be bought for school kids who otherwise might not have anything under the Christmas tree. It was a small gift that certainly won’t purchase a complete present. But it was a huge heart that filled the room with God’s presence. And a few of those dollars put together will put a toy under the tree.
Small gifts add up and they are crucial to the ministry of Aldersgate Church.
It’s not about the amount of the gift, it’s about the size of the heart. As we approach the end of this year, would you be willing to give from your heart?
Thank you for your generosity!
Lead Pastor, Ryan Smallwood
Here are just a few steps to help you plan your first visit to Aldersgate.
For those who are planning on joining us in the Worship Center, here are a few guidelines we will be following. Thank you in advance for your patience, flexibility, and sacrifice as we navigate the social distancing plans.
We have two worship services each Sunday, so start by choosing the time that works best for you.
We have a parking space waiting for you. On Sunday, turn in at the Aldersgate digital sign, and then keep an eye out for the Visitor Parking signs.
If you arrive with kids, make your way to the Welcome Center, located slightly to the left when you walk into the front doors. Our team will need a few minutes to register your child and get them started on a great Sunday experience.
We don't have a dress code! We really don't care what you wear. You will see some people in jeans; some in shorts, and might even see someone in a suit and tie. Most will be casual and comfortable. Whatever works for you works for us!
We make every effort to welcome each guest personally. Upon entering Aldersgate, you will find greeters in the main lobby. The can be easily identified, as they will be wearing a badge or name tag. They are all available to answer any questions you may have, or to lead you in the right direction. Please do no hesitate to ask them questions, they are there to help you!
We have two identical worship experiences - one at 9:30 and 11:00 am. Pick the one that suits you best. Our services are modern and contemporary with music you would hear on a Christian radio station. You will also experience creative forms of media, occasional testimonies, and a relevant and engaging message. Typically, our services last about an hour.
Our kid's ministry area, including the nursery, is located in the west end of the building. We provide a free nursery for children birth up to 3 years during all services. Preschool and Elementary aged children may attend a worship experience designed specifically for them at 9:30 and 11:00 am.
Currently, no childcare or children’s worship will be available. Kid’s activity bags will be available.
Don’t stress about having your kids with you…we love having your kids with us! And if you feel the need to take them out of the Worship Center you can continue to view the service in the Connections Lounge.
Safety and security are of utmost importance at Aldersgate. Our Emergency Response Team strives to make your worship experience a pleasant and safe one. They address issues such as severe weather, fire, sudden illness, lost or missing children, etc.
We have an electronic check in/out system that will insure your child is picked up by the appropriate person. This check in/out systems will be utilized at ALL nursery/children's activities.
When you arrive at Aldersgate, please come to the Children's Welcome Center located in he main lobby of the Children's area. A greeter at the Children's Welcome Center will help you check in at one of the computers. The printer will print a nametag with a number for your child and a tag with the same number for you. After you receive your child's tag you may take your child to his or her nursery room or classroom.
Children are released to parents and guardians only. You may pick up your child in his or her nursery room or classroom. You must present the numbered tag at the door before your child can be released.