Our goal is to promote and support programs and events that will nurture indicivual spiritual growth and encourage fellowship for adult members and friends of Aldersgate while on their Christian journey.
Adult Sunday School
We have a variety of adult Sunday school classes available at 8:15 and 9:30 a.m.
Rise ‘n Shine
The Rise ‘n Shine class meets upstairs in the office staff workroom. They are a diverse and welcoming group who are interested in strengthening their faith through various studies and discussion.
The Agape class meets downstairs in room 1. It is made up of adults of various ages, both singles and couples, who like to dig into a variety of faith-related topics, help with mission activities, and have a good time doing so!
Faith Meets Life
The Faith Meets Life class meets downstairs in room 15. They are a group of mixed ages whose studies vary and focus on how scripture applies to their daily lives and their spiritual walk. They are active in church events, mission, and fellowship.
Family Builders meet downstairs in room 4. They are a group of parents with birth through school-aged children. Their mission is to provide Christian fellowship and support for families committed to teaching their children about God, while continuing to nurture their own faith.
Growth Through Christ
The Growth Through Christ (GTC) class meets downstairs in room 13. They describe themselves as being diverse, eclectic, joyful, spirited, inviting, and eager to pursue a closer walk with God. An interesting group of all ages, this class is active in church, mission, and fellowship activities.
J.O.Y. (Jesus, Others, and You)
The J.O.Y. class meets in the first floor conference room. They describe themselves as a group of senior Christian friends who are “young at Heart, with wisdom” gained by having traveled many of life’s roads.
The Bible in Life (T-Bils)
T-Bils is an informal class of fun loving adults that meet downstairs in room 3. They study materials related to faith and current events, with an emphasis placed on fellowship and Christian friendships. They are also involved in various missions.
Various studies are offered throughout the year. Check the Adult Studies page for our current offerings, including Embracing the Bible, a weekly Bible study that you can attend as your schedule permits.
Guest and New Member Orientation
On the first Sunday of the month the pastors host welcome sessions for any newer attendees who wish to know more about Aldersgate and how they can be involved. These sessions occur monthly on the first Sunday and run from 6:30-8 p.m. No registration is required, just meet us in the fellowship hall! We look forward to welcoming you! (Note: the October orientation will be held on Wednesday, October 6, instead of the previous Sunday.)
Some groups are study based and some are fellowship gatherings and some are both! Groups may meet weekly, monthly, or a couple of times per month. Unlike short term Bible studies, the ongoing study groups remain together and choose studies that are relevant to their life stage. The fellowship groups provide an opportunity to socialize with other Christians.
If there are any questions or to get connected to any of these groups, please contact Ginny Parr, the Adult Education Coordinator.
Chrysalis is a small group Bible study for the women going through life’s transitions: empty nesters, retirement, married, taking care of elderly parents, children moving out or back in, etc. They meet Wednesday afternoons from 1-3 p.m. in room 4.
Dinner and a Prayer
This informal group meets offsite twice a month, usually on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 6-8 p.m., for a potluck dinner and Bible study.
Embracing the Bible
Embracing the Bible is an ongoing weekly class where participants can attend as their schedule allows without feeling completely lost if they miss a week. The text used is the Revised Common Lectionary Bible. Check the current study offerings to join one of these classes.
Men’s Discipleship Group
The Men’s Discipleship Group is a group of men who gather to fellowship and seek to learn more about Jesus. They meet every other week on Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m.
This women’s group focuses on Bible study, spiritual growth, prayer, and fellowship. They meet Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m. offsite.
Food for the Soul
Join this group of adults that meets monthly on the 3rd Tuesday for lunch at various local restaurants.
Wednesday Morning Men’s Group
This is a group of retired gentlemen that gather at the church every Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. for donuts, coffee, fun, and fellowship.
The Holy Walkamolies Early Risers group walks M-F in Sedgwick County Park at 7 a.m. Call the church office to get connected.
College and Young Adults
We have groups for both college age and young adults. See the Young Adults page for more information.
90 & Over Group
This group regularly hosts a party for members of the congregation who have reached 90 years young.
This group meets to make quilts for those in the congregation needing a blessing.
Grief Support Group
This is a group for those who have recently lost a loved one. They meet monthly on the last Friday of the month at the church for support and conversation, with occasional speakers.
Healthy Congregations sponsors exercise and good nutrition classes, as well as do blood pressure checks in the office area on the first Sunday every month. They meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
The Shawl Sisters craft prayer shawls for those in the congregation needing a blessing. They also make hats and scarfs for the homeless, and have made many red hats for newborns for the American Heart Association. They meet monthly on the fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m.
United Methodist Women
The organized units of UMW shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of missions through participation in the global ministries of the church.
The Aldersgate Faith Circle participates in programs, studies, mission work, and fellowship time. The group is open to all women of Aldersgate. Members-at-Large is a group of women in the church who choose not to join a circle, but like to work on UMW projects, help with bereavement luncheons, receptions, and various dinners by donating food and/or time.
Making blankets for Project Linus, collecting cold medications for Grace Med, and other community service projects are part of the Aldersgate United Methodist Women’s group. Bereavement luncheons are provided by UMW for families who have lost loved ones. The UMW Reading Program offers an excellent opportunity to deepen spirituality and broaden understanding of missions. The Reading Program books, Response—the official magazine of UMW, and New World Outlook—the official mission magazine of the United Methodist Church, are available in the Aldersgate conference room.