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ENGAGE MINISTRIES

ENGAGE

Engaging People for Christ

Ministries/Strategies for the purpose of introducing Jesus, establishing belonging through relationship—usually outside the walls of the church, but not always.

 

Ministry Areas

Community Engagement, Trunk or Treat, Blessing of the Animals, Caroling on the Corner, Fresh Expressions Events, Scouts, Wellness Classes, ACCT, Day School, etc.

To learn more about the Engage Ministries at Aldersgate UMC, please contact our Engage Team at engage@aldersgate.net.

Upcoming Engage Events & Activities

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Learn to Play Pickleball!

Thursday, July 18th | 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Collingwood Park, Alexandria, VA, USA

Come learn the basics of pickleball and try a game or two.

Come learn the basics of pickleball and try a game or two!


This event will feature a 1-hour clinic on the techniques and rules of pickleball followed by a few games.  It will be fun and is planned for those who are new to the game. All of the equipment will be provided. No registration or RSVP required.


If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Leah Matthews (leah.matthews3@gmail.com or 703-254-3094).

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Auditions for "Night Sky", an ACCT Production

Saturday, July 20th | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday, July 21st | 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Aldersgate UMC (Rooms 202 & 203)

Open auditions for ACCT's Fall production.

The Aldersgate Church Community Theater (ACCT) will be holding open auditions for their Fall production, "Night Sky", a new play by Patricia Connelly.


"Night Sky" is a family drama with humor about the bonds of family, friendship, and the inescapable changes brought on by aging as 70+ year old Julia attempts to hold on to her home, independence, and life as she knows it. Performance dates are September 27th - October 13th. (Please note that there are shows scheduled on both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur).


The cast consists of four women, one teenager, and one man. Auditions are open for all roles. Visit acctonline.org/auditions for more information.


ACCT would like to have auditionees sign up for a time, but walk-ins are welcome.

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Bikes & Bibles

Sunday, July 21st | 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Mount Vernon and Wilson Bridge bike trails

Join us for an afternoon bike ride!

Join us for an afternoon bike ride. Riders of all ages and abilities are welcome, including their friends and guests.


Riders will meet at the Aldersgate UMC parking lot for a 2:00pm departure.  The group will bike 14 miles roundtrip from Aldersgate to National Harbor via the Mount Vernon Bike Trail and Wilson Bridge.  For those desiring a shorter ride of 7 miles, they can link up with the group at Belle Haven Park on the bike trail at 2:30pm. There will be a short devotional along the way.


Contact Bob Johnson (robert.johnson68@cox.net or 703-980-5922) for more info.


All are welcome!

Bring a friend!
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Senior Lunch Group Organizational Meeting

Tuesday, July 23rd | 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Aldersgate UMC (Library)

Be a part of a discussion focusing on forming a Senior Lunch Bunch group.

Please join us if you would like to be a part of a discussion focusing on forming a Senior Lunch Bunch group. The goal of this group would be to allow seniors to meet on a regular basis for Christian fellowship and lunch at one of our area restaurants. The organizational meeting will take place Tuesday, July 23rd at 2pm in the Aldersgate Library.  If you have questions or plan to join us, please contact Dave Malzahn (571-665-8594) or Kitty Ahmad (571-699-4814).

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Tuesday Night House Church

Tuesday, July 23rd | 7:00pm

Location TBD (Contact Andreas Barrett for Address)

Join us for fellowship and worship!

Join us for this time of worship and community. We'll share a meal together and have a communal style of worship during our gathering. If you are interested in joining us, please email Andreas Barrett (andreas@aldersgate.net).

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Wednesday Night House Church

Wednesday, July 24th | 6:00pm

Stanford House (Contact Andreas Barrett for Address)

Join us for fellowship and worship!

Join us for this time of worship and community. We'll share a meal together and have a communal style of worship during our gathering. Childcare will be provided. If you are interested in joining us, please email Andreas Barrett (andreas@aldersgate.net).

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Slip 'n Slide Into a New School Year!

Sunday, August 11th | 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Aldersgate UMC (Lawn)

Open to all children from Pre-K through rising 6th graders. No registration required!

Join your fellow classmates on the front lawn of AUMC to soak up the last bit of summer sun and celebrate the beginning of a new school year! We'll enjoy a variety of fun water activities, games, and snacks! Wear your swimsuit and sunscreen!


Open to all kids from Pre-K through rising 6th grade. No registration required.


For more information, please contact Lisa Lee, Aldersgate UMC Director of Children's Ministries (children@aldersgate.net).

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