Our worship is traditional, yet casual. We worship God through use of the historic Christian creeds, hymns, scripture, and even contemporary worship music. We seek to be a community of vibrant worship attentive to God’s movements among us.
Aldersgate celebrates Holy Communion every Sunday. We believe that Christ commanded us to do this often (1 Corinthians 11:23-26). When we receive communion through faith, Christ meets us spiritually. The Risen Lord strengthens us and heals us for faithful Christian discipleship. For more on communion, please download our article on communion.
Aldersgate’s Sunday School classes are for all ages. We offer a variety of classes focused on deepening your understanding of scripture and God’s call upon your life. Please feel free to join us any Sunday morning at 9:00 am and find the right class for you.
- Believers – using Quarterly Bible Study series
- Christian Homebuilders – video curriculum
- Genesis Class – using Seedbed Curriculum
- Virginia May Bible Class – systematic study of the Bible
- Nursery – infants to 3 years old
- Younger Elementary – 4 years old to 2nd grade
- Older Elementary – 3rd grade to 5th grade
- Youth – 6th grade to 12th grade
Throughout the year the church celebrates and lives into God’s story of salvation through our worship. During the church year we take time to observe seasons of the year such as Advent, Lent, and Pentecost. Our worship also commemorates significant events in the lives of our church members, such as baptisms, weddings, the birth of a child, and confirmation. Worship at Aldersgate is not a show or production, but is the people of God actively participating in God’s acts of salvation among us.
Our Small Groups offer space for people to explore specific interests in the Christian faith, to invest in a specific Bible study, or to grow in a particular aspect of Christian discipleship. If you have an interest in a topic or group not listed below, please contact us about starting a new group to foster deeper spiritual growth.
Aldersgate 101 is our new member’s class. We invite all those who are interested in membership or who simply want to know more about the church to attend this class. The course highlights core Methodist beliefs, the organization of the church, and what it means to be a disciple at Aldersgate. Aldersgate 101 is offered seasonally. For more information see any of our ministry staff.
The Disciple Group is a spiritual formation group for those who have been identified as being ‘hungry’ for a deeper walk with God. This one year group is designed for those who are interested in taking that next step toward greater and support in their spiritual disciplines, knowledge of the Christian faith, and accountable Christian community. The Disciple Group meets the 3rd Monday of every month from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Men's Prayer Group
Several men from our church join together to pray for Aldersgate, our community, and the world. The Men’s Prayer Breakfast meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month at 7:30 am at Daniel Pointe on Daniel Island. All men are welcome to join.
The O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Loving Servants) is our fellowship and service ministry for active retired adults. The OWLS offer a variety of activities including social gatherings, spiritually uplifting events, and service projects. The OWLS regular monthly meeting is held the first Thursday of the month from 3:00 to 5:00 for a light dinner and games in the Social Hall. Many OWLS attendees volunteer at the Food Bank immediately following. Stay tuned for upcoming monthly events and service projects.
Stitch and Pray
The Stitch & Pray group is for those with a passion for crochet. We make prayer shawls, blankets, scarves, prayer squares and other items to share with the sick, those in surgery, and those undergoing significant life events. Through our crocheting we challenge each other to learn new skills and talents. At every gathering we also take time to be in prayer for the needs of our church and community. Anyone is welcome to join no matter your ability level. Stitch & Pray meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Educational Building.
UNITED METHODIST MEN
The United Methodist Men is a fellowship of men who are committed to the life of the church and their growth as disciples.
The United Methodist Men participate in a Men’s Prayer Breakfast. The Prayer Breakfast is held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 7:30 am at Daniel Pointe on Daniel Island. All men of Aldersgate are invited to participate in any of the UMM ministries.
In the Spring of 2020 several men took a backpacking retreat to the top of Table Rock State Park as part of a process to discern the new year for Men’s Ministry at Aldersgate. We are excited about new studies, new ministries, and welcoming new men into our fellowship as we seek to grow as godly men.
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
The United Methodist Women is the largest women’s organization in the world. The UMW focuses on missions related to women, children, and youth around the globe. To learn more about the United Methodist Women across the UMC please visit their website at unitedmethodistwomen.org.
There are 51 members in our unit of United Methodist Women. We meet once monthly as a group at our General Meetings on the fourth Tuesday and these meetings alternate between mornings and evenings.
In addition, there are 5 smaller subgroups that meet monthly. These meetings are on Monday evening, Tuesday evening, Thursday morning, and Sunday after church. Any lady is welcome to join our circles and schedules are available For a complete schedule, please call the church office or Jean Doscher, UMW President.
The focus of UMW worldwide is mission to women, children, and youth, and we plan our programs and projects with this in mind.
A deep love for praise and worship through song is found at Aldersgate. We have a great group of choir members who lead the congregation in corporate worship, as well as our children who bless us with their voices on occasion. We also have special moments when guest musicians and vocalists add their gifts and talents. All are welcome to join in who love music – there’s a place for everyone who wants to praise God with us!
1444 Remount Road
North Charleston, SC 29406
We exist for the Glory of God
and the Good of the City
Traditional Worship 8:30 am
Contemporary Worship 10:45 am
Sunday School 9:00 am