Welcome

Are you looking for a place where you'll feel loved, encouraged, and challenged? Then Aldersgate United Methodist Church may be the right place for you! Here, you will find friends for a lifetime. Finding your niche in a new church can be intimidating for a first-time guest. We want to make things easy for you! Look for the hosts and greeters – they love to help! We also encourage you to pull the pastor aside after the service to set up a time to discuss any questions you might have.



Worship that's MEANINGFUL & AUTHENTIC

Worship is an important experience that helps us connect with God and other believers. It is often the first contact that first-time guests get to know who we are as a congregation. Because of this, we provide a worship experience that is meaningful...both energizing and speaks to a deep faith journey.


Aldersgate provides vibrant and authentic worship every Sunday. We are more traditional in our worship style, but we are ever mindful of presenting a casual and connected service. Music includes time cherished hymns of our tradition, spirituals, as well as some of the contemporary songs.


We realize as a church that we must walk the line between being culturally relevant and continuing to embody the significant traditions of the past. We seek to fulfill this through the general order of our worship service—by incorporating relevant experiences with theologically rich hymns and by finding ways that important liturgies can be used in a meaningful way.


Join us for Worship:

9:30 a.m. Sundays

3600 75th Street, Urbandale, IA



WHAT TO EXPECT


At Aldersgate, we believe that worship is one of the most important places where we can connect to God and to other believers. We worship Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is available during worship and Sunday school for children under 4. Sunday School is at 10:50 a.m. for children, youth, and adult, ages 3 to whenever.


Our services are traditional, with a casual air to them. We use prayers and creeds as well as the occasional video clip. We approach God with reverence but we also realize that God is with us no matter where we are. There are persons that come to worship dressed-up while others feel more comfortable with more informal dress. The important things is being comfortable to be yourself.

We believe that you take the time to come, we should take the time to put together a worship that is meaningful, enjoyable, and inspirational.

mISSION STATEMENT

"We will share the love of Jesus Christ and transform lives by creating deep, meaningful relationships with God and one another."


Aldersgate UMC is a community of faith that is serious about providing an atmosphere where all people feel welcome to be their selves and we give them the tools to deepen their relationship with God.

 

Aldersgate supports and uplifts all those that have a desire to be in a transformational relationship with God. We understand that not all persons have had a positive relationship with church life, however, we encourage you to experience a grace-filled church that welcomes you just as you are.


The goal of Aldersgate is not only to welcome but also to equip and send out. We are a church that focuses on the complete family, no matter what stage of life you are in. We welcome children, youth, young adults, adults, and seniors into our multi-generational setting. We would like to invite you to worship with us.


OUR VISION

With God’s help, we will create a positive impact with our neighbor’s one person at a time. We will walk one-on-one with seekers of wholeness, of redemption and of peace through Jesus Christ. We will offer unconditional love to all persons, especially to vulnerable children and families. We will seek out the forgotten. We will expand our worship experience and allow God to work through us in creative ways. We will share and celebrate trans formative stories.