WHAT TO EXPECT IF YOU ARE NEW TO ALDERSGATE
We are so glad you are thinking about checking Aldersgate out. We realize visiting a new church for the first time can be a little scary. People tend to have lots of questions which we will attempt to answer here:
WHAT TO EXPECT ABOUT THE DRESS CODE
We don’t have one! We really don’t care what you wear. You will see some people in jeans; some in shorts, and might even see someone in a suit and tie. Most will be casual and comfortable. Whatever works for you works for us!
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH PARKING
Parking is accessible off of Indiana Avenue or 105th Street. Aldersgate has one primary entrance to the building so parking and the entrance are easy to locate.
WHAT TO EXPECT UPON YOUR ARRIVAL
We make every effort to welcome each guest personally. Upon entering Aldersgate, you will find a Welcome Center and greeters in the main lobby. They can be easily identified, as they will be wearing a badge or name tag. They are all available to answer any questions you may have, or to lead you in the right direction. Please do no hesitate to ask them questions, they are there to help you!
WHAT TO EXPECT ABOUT OUR WORSHIP SERVICES
We have three unique worship experiences – 9:00am, 10:15, and 11:30am. We encourage you to try out the different worship experiences and settle into the one that fits you best. Overall, our services are modern and contemporary with music you would hear on a Christian radio station. You will also experience creative forms of media, occasional testimonies, and a relevant and engaging message. Typically, our services last about an hour. We provide a free nursery for children birth up to 3 years during both services and have separate worship experiences designed just for preschool and elementary aged children.
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH NURSERY & CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
Our children’s ministry area, including the nursery, is located in the west end of the building. The nursery is available at no charge for children age birth to 2 years old. Pre-K 3 and 4 and elementary aged children may attend a worship experience designed specifically for them at either 10:15am or 11:30am.
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH SAFETY AND SECURITY
Safety and security are of utmost importance at Aldersgate. Our Safety and Security Team strives to make your worship experience a pleasant and safe one. They address issues such as severe weather, fire, sudden illness, lost or missing children, etc.
Check In/Out Procedures for Infants and Children
We have an electronic check in/out system that will insure your child is picked up by the appropriate person. This check in/out systems will be utilized at ALL nursery/children’s activities.
When you arrive at Aldersgate, please come to the Children’s Welcome Center located in the main lobby. A greeter at the Children’s Welcome Center will help you fill out a new registration form. You will be given a nametag for your child to wear.
Children are released to parents and guardians only. You may pick up your child in his or her nursery room or classroom.
In the event your child needs you, you will receive a text to the number you provided us during check in