Sunday Schedule

services are at 8:30 and 11 a.m.

On special occasions, the service schedule may vary. This is rare and will be listed in the Current Events section below the image grid of the front page.

sunday school is from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m., main campus

Visit the Children's Ministries, youth's The Grid, and adult's Academy of Discipleship pages for details about classes. Immanuel Sunday School is at 9 a.m. On days when only one service is held, Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Locations

Main campus

6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003
Call us at 703-256-8330 or email office@annandale-umc.org.
Fax 703-914-8896.
Office hours are weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

AUMC Mission center

7901 Heritage Drive, Annandale, VA 22003

Check here for the latest news about what's happening at AUMC!

(To learn about our current missions and how you can help, click here.)

 

News

Click here to check out our 2017 Lenten Mission Projects!

Help needed in the AUMC archives to identify photos we have from the AUMC Mission Center (formerly Immanuel UMC). Contact Shirley Stevenson at harshirl@earthlink.net or Joyce Kitzmiller in the office at 703-256-8330.

Volunteer to serve after-school meals at Poe Middle School. The commitment includes prepping, serving or going shopping one Tuesday per month. Bakers are also needed to make cookies (supplies provided). For more information, contact Sheila Kyer at 703-981-6080 or Sheila.Kyer@dbhds.virginia.gov.

Calling all gardeners: Our food site at the AUMC Mission Center offers food to our neighbors in the Heritage Drive area. In 2016, we provided food to 3,100 individuals, who in turn were able to feed 11,800 family members. We provide nonperishable food and a small amount of perishable food donated by Food for Others. Last summer, we asked local farmers markets to donate excess produce and were blessed with some wonderful donations, but we can always use more. If you are putting in a garden this year, would you consider planting an extra row or two of produce for our food site? If you have any questions, please call Betsy Clevenger at 703-425-6424 (h) or 240-682-2067 (c). If you would be willing to go to local farmers markets to collect food,
please call Bill Sinclair at 703-966-8443.

Every Week

Monday, 9:30 a.m.: Centering Prayer meets in Room 308, and all are welcome. If you are seeking a meaningful way to begin the week away from the busy pace of life, the Centering Prayer Group may serve your needs. This time includes a practice of silence in which we open the mind and heart to God’s transforming work. We also support one another and discuss a short piece of spiritual wisdom. For details, contact Becki Stewart at
bstewart@annandale-umc.org or 703-256-8330.

Tuesdays: Assist in prepping and serving meals after school at Poe Middle School. Contact: Sheila.Kyer@dbhds.virginia.gov.

Wednesday, 3:45 - 5:45 p.m.: Help students with homework. Be a part of our tutoring team in the Heritage Drive fellowship hall. Volunteers are needed to serve as tutors, readers and snack coordinators for students in grades 1–9. To volunteer, contact Jerry Beyer at 703-399-1395.

Thursday, 5 - 7 p.m.: Feed the hungry: help distribute food to the hungry at the Heritage campus, 7901 Heritage Dr.  Donations of non-perishable food are welcome! For more information, contact Betsy Clevenger, 703-425-6424.

Friday afternoons: Lend a hand with backpack meals. During the school year, our food ministry provides backpack meals to designated 4th- and 5th-grade students at Annandale Terrace and Braddock Elementary Schools. Volunteers are needed on Friday afternoons for about an hour to organize and pack the meals. The backpacks are delivered on Wednesday mornings, which takes 30-60 minutes. If you’d like to help, contact Betsy Clevenger at 703-425-6424.

Throughout the week: Altar Guild volunteers needed. Would you like to become more involved with worship services at AUMC? The Altar Guild prepares the altar for Sunday services, weddings and funerals. If you’d like to help, contact Jeanne Guidi at (703) 560-9392.

May 14 - 20

Sunday, May 14: Mother's Day. On Mother’s Day, May 14, we will give our ladies in the Adult Choir the morning off and fill our loft with the men of AUMC! If you have ever sung in your life, this is your chance! We will be rehearsing Wednesdays from 8:15-8:45 p.m., and we want you! Prior choir experience is NOT required, just a willing heart for God and a desire to sing with a great group of guys.

Sunday, May 14, 10 a.m.: Camp Highroad Informational Meeting in Hughes Hall. We will have a short orientation, along with a Q & A session. If you have been to CH in the past, this meeting is NOT MANDATORY, but if you would like a 'refresher', then plan to attend. Camp Highroad fees ($15/person/night) will be collected on Sunday. If possible, please bring a check for your portion. If you can't make it this Sunday, remaining balances will be collected at Camp Highroad on May 19.

Monday, May 15, 7 p.m.: The Bailey’s Home Group is starting a new book, Falling Upward, by Father Richard Rohr. Rohr is the founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation and offers a new paradigm for understanding one of the most profound of life’s mysteries: how our failings can be the foundation of our ongoing spiritual growth. The group meets Mondays at 7 p.m. Contact Danitria Bradley at danitcbradley@yahoo.com. All are welcome to join us.

Monday, May 15, 7 p.m.: Central Methodist University Chorale in Concert. We will be pleased to host the Chorale from CMU in AUMC Sanctuary for a concert while they are on their east coast tour. This choir, made up of 30 college students, will be joining our Adult Choir and the Sanctuary Choir from Messiah UMC for a joint concert in the National Cathedral on Saturday, May 20 also at 7 p.m.. Please make time in your schedule for these two wonderful concert opportunities!

Tuesday, May 16, 7 p.m.: There will be a called Charge Conference during our next Council meeting in Room 302, led by District Superintendent Jeff Mickle for the sole purpose of electing an alternate delegate to the Virginia Annual Conference. All are welcome to attend.

Friday, May 19 - Sunday, May 21: Camp Highroad weekend. Our annual weekend of fellowship and service at this Christian adventure camp near Middleburg will be May 19–21. The event is family-friendly with lots of activities for all ages! Come Friday night or Saturday morning for a day of cleanup, painting and construction projects, then participate in outdoor activities at the camp’s rope course (including an 800-ft. zip line), lake and archery range. This is a great opportunity for parents to teach children the value of mission. Even the youngest can help out. For children, there will be a special Learning Hike with a Highroad guide or a chance to go canoeing. Sunday morning, we wrap up with a brief outdoor service and communion. The cost is $15 per night/per person, including meals. Sign up by May 7 by contacting Mark Bradley at bradleyfam@aol.com.

Saturday, May 20, 7 p.m.: The Annandale United Methodist Church adult choir willl be joined by two other choirs to present "Requiem for the Living" by Dan Forrest and other works with orchestra at the National Cathedral. Concerts performed in the National Cathedral are exceptional and you won't want to miss this free performance. The other choirs singing with AUMC are from Messiah UMC in Springfield and a midwest college choir.

May 21 - 27

Sunday, May 21, 7 p.m.: The Annandale Book Lovers meet in the parlor. The group is reading The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham. All are welcome.

May 8 - June 3

Sunday, May 28, 9:45 a.m.: Our Annual AUMC Cemetery Memorial Day Tribute will occur between worship services. We invite you to attend as a witness or as a participant. If you would like a direct role in honouring the 39 veterans interred in AUMC Cemetery, and through them all American service people slain in the course of armed conflict, contact Cemetery Manager Mike Moser at mmoser@annandale-umc.org or 703-591-1210.

Sunday, May 28: Extended deadline for signing up for Youth Mission Trip. Our youth are planning a week of service and fellowship with Reach in Roanoke. This nonprofit group based in Roanoke provides mission teams with a variety of construction and community opportunities, including working with children, assisting the homeless and helping with food programs. Youth can learn more and sign up at https://goo.gl/forms/VkaUwkMUr6F01COg2. We are also looking for adults to be part of the team — even if it’s just for part of the week. For more information, contact AUMC’s director of youth ministries, Trish Bradley, at tbradley@annandale-umc.org.

Wednesday, May 31: Sign-ups are due for AUMC's Got Talent! Our annual church-wide talent show and ice cream social will be Sunday, June 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary and Wright Hall. To sign up or for more information, contact Pat Vaughn at pvaughn@annandale-umc.org or 703-256-8330.

Saturday, June 3, 5:30-8 p.m.: Kairos Dinner. The Kairos team would like to thank the congregation for cookies, prayers and placemats for the Kairos Prison Ministry program at Greensville Correctional Center, April 27–30. Walls were broken down, lives were touched by God’s amazing love, new and refreshed spiritual journeys were started, and God’s gracious forgiveness was extended. You can learn more about Kairos by attending a Kairos Informational Dinner, Saturday, June 3, 5:30–8 p.m., in Wright Hall. RSVP to Bill Iwig at bethesda.duo@verizon.net or call 301-365-7532.

June 4 - 10

Sunday, June 4, 6:30 p.m.: AUMC’s Got Talent! Our annual church-wide talent show and ice cream social will be Sunday, June 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary and Wright Hall. Come for a great night of fun and fellowship! Sign up now for a slot – there’s room for everyone! Last year’s event was a huge success, and we’re confident that this year’s talent will be even better. If you sing, play an instrument, dance, act, juggle, or whatever, come and be a part of this great evening for the whole Annandale church family! To sign up or for more information, contact Pat Vaughn at pvaughn@annandale-umc.org or 703-256-8330. Sign-ups are needed by Wednesday, May 31.

Monday, June 5 - Tuesday, June 6: Attend an AARP Smart Driver class in the Media Center. The two-day course for drivers 55 and over will be held 10 a.m.– 3 p.m. each day, with one hour off for lunch. Cost: AARP members - $15; nonmembers - $20. Completion of the class may save on your auto insurance. To reserve a spot, contact Jane Underhill at 703-573-2056.

June 11 and onward...

Sunday, June 18: Samaritan Gifts are due. These gifts go directly to the financial support of residents in need who reside at a Virginia United Methodist Home (VUMH). Your gift can be designated to any VUMH community or go where the need is greatest as an undesignated gift.

Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 14: This year’s Church Day Camp (aka Vacation Bible School) will have the theme “Gather at the River.” Families can register on the AUMC website by going to the Children’s Ministries page. The camp runs 9 a.m. to noon each day and is for 3-year-olds (as of Sept. 30, 2016)) through fourth graders. The cost is $20 for the first child and $10 for each additional child ($40 maximum per family). Volunteers, center leaders and shepherds are needed to make this week possible! A call will be put out to everyone who has helped in the past; please respond if you are able to help. Contact Becki Stewart at bstewart@annandale-umc.org or 703-256-8330.

Saturday, July 15 - Friday, July 21: Youth mission trip to Roanoke Virginia. Our youth are planning a week of service and fellowship with Reach in Roanoke. This nonprofit group based in Roanoke provides mission teams with a variety of construction and community opportunities, including working with children, assisting the homeless and helping with food programs. We are looking for adults to be part of the team — even if it’s just for part of the week. For more information, contact AUMC’s director of youth ministries, Trish Bradley, at tbradley@annandale-umc.org.

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The banner image is of the main campus courtyard as it looked in July 2013, right after the children of Vacation Bible School finished planting new plants and adding other decorations to it. In a previous year, children made the cross in the center. The thumbnail photo is from the 2013 Haiti Mission Trip.