Aldersgate United Methodist Church offers wellness program opportunities to the congregation and to our community.
Regular Weekly Classes

Gentle Yoga

Gently relax and sooth your stress, renew and restore with this calming and rejuvenating class. The practice will focus on deep breathing, slow movement, gentle stretching and strengthening postures, as well as restorative postures and relaxation.



9:00am - 10:00am

Wesley Hall


11:30am - 12:30pm

Wesley Hall

Senior Strength & Stretch

Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of motion and activities for daily living. Hand held weights are offered for resistance. A chair is used for seated and/or standing support.

This class is geared for healthy seniors as well as those with joint, mobility and/or balance issues.


10:30am - 11:15am

Wesley Hall


4:00pm - 4:45pm

Wesley Hall

If you have questions about the classes, please contact Judy at 703-765-6555, ext. 626 or judy@aldersgate.net.


Also, please print out the required ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY and bring it with you.

The classes are ongoing, and they are a gift from the church to you and the community.

All are welcome to join class as long as their physician has given approval.

Classes are taught by Judy Jurkowski, Aldersgate UMC Wellness Coordinator. Judy is a Certified Exercise Instructor through Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), Les Mills International (LMI), and Silver Sneakers (Healthways, Inc). She has been teaching a wide variety of fitness classes at local gyms since 1987.

Upcoming Events

Frolic & Fellowship

Saturday, October 1st | 9:30am

4320 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309, USA

Fellowship with our favorite pup dogs!


Community Potluck

2nd Wednesday of Every Month | 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Aldersgate UMC (Wesley Hall)

Contact Judy Jurkowski (judy@aldersgate.net) with any questions


Organ Recital Featuring Joe Gabalski

Saturday, October 29th | 7:00pm

Aldersgate UMC (Sanctuary)

Special recital featuring our talented organist, Joe Gabalski. Reception following in Wesley Hall.


Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, October 2nd | 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Aldersgate UMC (Front Lawn)

All creatures great and small welcome!


Care Giver Support Group

3rd Wednesday of Every Month | 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Aldersgate UMC (Library) + Zoom

Aldersgate UMC Care Giver Support Group


Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat

Sunday, October 30th | 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Aldersgate UMC

All are invited to our Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat Event!


Divorce Care Group

Weekly (Every Tuesday) | 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Virtual (See Details)

Weekly support group that focuses on fostering healing from separation or divorce.


Grief Support Group

4th Wednesday of Every Month | 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Aldersgate UMC (Library) + Zoom

Aldersgate UMC Grief Support Group