What We Believe
We hold many of our beliefs in common with other Christians while others are special emphases of our tradition as United Methodist Christians who count John Wesley as our spiritual father:

Triune God - God is one God in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost).

Scripture - The writings in the Old Testament and New Testament are the inspired word of God.

Sin - While human beings were intended to bear the image of God, all humans are sinners for whom that image is distorted. Sin estranges us from God and corrupts human nature such that we cannot heal or save ourselves.

Salvation through Jesus Christ - God's redeeming love is active to save sinners through Jesus' incarnate life and teachings, through his atoning death, his resurrection, his sovereign presence through history, and his promised return.

Sacraments - We recognize two sacraments: Holy Baptism and Holy Communion. In Holy Baptism, the Church believes that "Baptism is not only a sign of profession and mark of difference whereby Christians are distinguished from others that are not baptized; but it is also a sign of regeneration or the new birth." It believes that Baptism is a sacrament in which God initiates a covenant with individuals, people become a part of the Church, is not to be repeated, and is a means of grace.

The United Methodist Church generally practices Baptism by sprinkling, pouring, or immersion and recognizes Trinitarian formula baptisms from other Christian denominations in good standing.

The United Methodist Church affirms the real presence of Christ in Holy Communion, (the bread is an effectual sign of His body crucified on the cross and the cup is an effectual sign of His blood shed for humanity), anamnesis of Jesus' death, believes the sacrament to be a means of grace, and practices open communion.

Free will - The UMC believes that people, while corrupted by sin, are free to make their own choices because of God's divine grace.

Grace - The UMC believes that God gives unmerited favor freely to all people, though it may be resisted.

If you want to learn more about our core beliefs, check out these two sites (which also have links and resources for further study):

Our Common Christian Beliefs

Our Wesleyan Heritage and Traditions
Who We Are
We are a church striving to be faithful followers of Jesus Christ. We seek to be both multi-generational and ethnically diverse as a representation of our community and the diversity and variety in the Kingdom of God.

We began in 1959 and celebrated 60 years of faithful and fruitful ministry in 2019.

Our location on Old Troy Pike was through the generosity of the Booher family and a deal struck with Charles Huber during the initial development of Huber Heights.
What We Do
At Aldersgate United Methodist Church we...

...worship together weekly at 10:30 AM where we live into Jesus' promise that "...where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them." (Matthew 18:20)

Our worship is traditional in style but with plenty of variety in music and worship elements. Our worship includes a choir, guitar and brass ensembles, and a group that uses hands and motions to help us worship.

...offer opportunities for learning and growth: Sunday morning classes, Bible studies, a women's reading group, and special groups to go along with worship series or during seasons of the year like Advent and Lent.

We also...

...offer opportunities for children and their families including a children's sermon followed by a children's worship time during our Sunday morning service, a massive community Easter Egg hunt, Vacation Bible School and other family-friendly events for families of every size and configuration.

...have a youth group meeting for middle and high-school aged youth

...host a thriving community garden that offers surplus produce to area families as well as allowing neighborhood folks to grow their own vegetables.

...impact our community through ministries like Food for Huber (offering groceries and hope every third Saturday) , Love in a Bag that feeds over 60 elementary school students every weekend – done in partnership with Sulphur Grove United Methodist Church and other community churches), and Live Free (partnering with other churches to provide a weekly program providing literacy training, Bible stories and activities, recreation, and lunch).

...support financially and participate in other ministries that make a difference in our community, nation, and world through generous financial giving. These include Imagine No Malaria, United Methodist Committee on Relief, CROP Walk to end hunger, Oasis House, and others.

...offer badly needed safe meeting space for Scout groups, AA, and other groups that cannot afford their own facilities but make a difference in our neighborhood and world.

And lots, lots more. Come and find out what we do and more importantly what God is doing at Aldersgate every day!