At Aley we strive for holistic ministry - ministry that is focused on relationships and community all rooted in the love of God. Providing ministry for personal growth as well as outreach to the community is vital for growth of the Kingdom. In everything we do, we strive to show the love of God first and foremost while deepening our own personal relationships with God and reaching out to the community. We believe that God's love is for ALL people.
Our children's ministry is for those aged infant through 5th grade. The Children's ministry offers a safe space for children to learn, explore, and grow their faith.
“Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” - Mark 10:14b-15
Youth Ministry programs are for students in 6th-12th grades. Youth will have the opportunity to explore their faith on a personal level in a safe and open environment. Our youth also participate in many other ministries and outreach programs of the church and community. We spend time bonding through fun events and activities and growing deeper in our relationships through the study of Scripture.
"Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity." - 1 Timothy 4:12
Finding opportunities to bond and serve with others is vital to personal growth and faith development. We have several opportunities to align with others that have like-minded values and interests to serve alongside with in ministry opportunities.
"As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another."
- Proverbs 17:17
At Aley we try to offer ministries that are specifically tailored for the whole family to participate in, both in personal growth and in outreach. We believe it's important to provide opportunities for families to faithfully grow and worship together.
"What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family."
- Mother Teresa
We strive to make connections with the local community and have several community groups that meet at Aley. This is a part of the mission of the church, Christ intended for the church to be so much more than just a building. Local outreach is one of the ways that we strive to show ALL people God's love.
“The Great Commission is too big for anyone to accomplish alone and too important not to try to do together.” - Steve Moore
The United Methodist Church is a global church. While it's important to minister with and to those in our local communities, the world is much bigger. When disasters strike, we are called to help; when others are in need, we are commanded to reach out.
“We must be global Christians with a global vision because our God is a global God.” - John Stott
We must take care of each other, we must help each other, we must support each other. Our Caring Ministries make every effort to take care of those involved in ministry at Aley. We believe it is important to walk a life faith alongside others and take care of each other while making sure there's time for fun too!
"Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." - Ecclesiastes 4:12
Music is an important part of worship and ministry at Aley. There are several excellent musicians of many different styles who share their talents each week. We also have opportunities to learn and practice music throughout the week.
"Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our Salvation." - Psalm 95:1