Aldersgate UMC is committed to acts of Justice in this world. Mostly this manifests itself through a monthly on an organization working to bring about a more fair, equal, and equitable world. Some of these organizations are:

  • STEP: St. Louis Park Emergency Program
  • Simpson Housing
  • Perspectives, Inc.
  • Every Meal
  • Minnesota FoodShare Month
  • St. Louis Park High School Birdfeeder
  • UMCOR (United Methodist Committee On Relief)
  • Small Sums

Watch for details in worship and through our weekly email for any given month’s focus. We are also committed to efforts around LGBTQ+ rights and racial reconciliation and reparation. Keep an out for ways to engage in these efforts and give us your ideas!

The Power & Privilege Wheel

In a Sermon September 2022, in the context of the Jospeh and Potiphar’s wife story, our then pastor preached about the complex dynamics around privilege and social power both in that story and in our lives today. He talked about a “Power & Privilege Wheel” that helps us understand our varying identities, how they work together, and how they place us nearer and farther from the center of social power and marginalization. If you have not looked into this, we encourage you to take a look at it, fill it out, and wonder about it. Click the link below to download the document.

LGBTQ+ Inclusion: We, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, believe that God loves, honors, and celebrates all people regardless of age, race, nation, gender identity, background, sexual orientation, abilities, or socio-economic position. We believe that God calls us to embody God’s radical love by cultivating a space free from harassment, judgment, hate, or discrimination.

See our full Inclusion Statement (formally adopted on August 12, 2018) here!