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.

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.

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.

June 18 - 24

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, June 19: Fall 2017 Academy of Discipleship course booklet submissions are due for all ongoing classes and small groups. Please provide class information and any updates by then. Contact Rev. Johnson-Oliver with questions or to discuss new classes or small groups.

Tuesday, June 20: Deadline for committing to West Virginia mission trip. AUMC is again sponsoring an adult mission trip to Brenton, WV (Wyoming County), with the Appalachian Service Project (ASP), on Oct. 22-28. We will be doing relational ministry and home repairs. Typical ASP projects include roofing, drywall and insulation, wheelchair ramps, plumbing, electrical repairs, foundation repair, painting, and stair and floor repairs. Cost for the trip: $450, including transportation, lodging, meals and all construction materials. You need not commit to the full week. We anticipate some people going for three days—cost $325. For more information, contact John Clarke at clarkejh1@gmail.com. Commitments are needed with a nonrefundable deposit of $225 by June 20.

June 25 - July 1

Sunday, June 25, 9:45 a.m.: Children's summer Sunday school begins!

SINGLE SERVICE Sunday, June 25, 11 a.m.: Recognition luncheon for Cynthia, Eduardo and Jim. Please join us for a combined worship service on June 25 at 11 a.m., followed by a recognition luncheon in Wright Hall for Associate Pastors Cynthia Johnson-Oliver and Eduardo Carrillo, and Ministerial Assistant Jim Harrington. All three will be moving on to new opportunities at the end of June.

Thursday, June 29: Summer Sandwich Project begins. Calling all volunteers: It’s time to make sandwiches for the families we serve at the Mission Center. During the summer, we make about 700-800 sandwiches on Thursdays, 3—4:30 p.m. The sandwich making is in its seventh year and is our way of serving those children who qualify for free breakfast and lunch during the school year. Also needed: recycled plastic grocery bags. Drop off bags at the Mission Center on Thursdays or leave them in the Heritage Drive box under the coat rack across from Hughes Hall. For more information, contact Betsy Clevenger at 240-682-2067.

Friday, June 30: Deadline to register for Church Day Camp (aka Vacation Bible School). Click here to register children, or here to register as a volunteer. 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). Contact Bliss Miga with questions at bmiga@annandale-umc.org or 703-256-8330.

July 2 and onward...

Sunday, July 2, 9:45 a.m.: New service congregational meeting. In response to many requests and much discernment, a group of lay leaders is working on a new worship service for our church. We invite you to come and check out this new service at 8:30 a.m. starting in August, and to provide your feedback before it is offered to the larger community in September. Next Sunday, July 2, we will hold a congregational meeting at 9:45 a.m. in the sanctuary to talk about the service. We invite all interested members to attend.

Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 14: This year’s Church Day Camp (aka Vacation Bible School) will have the theme “Gather at the River.”  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! Click here to register children, or here to register as a volunteer. Contact Bliss Miga with questions at bmiga@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.

Thursday, July 27, 7 p.m.: Men’s steak dinner. The Annandale United Methodist Men will have their next steak dinner in Wright Hall. Please RSVP to gary@garyfitzgibbon.com or call 703-963-8707. Please invite a friend to join us for an evening of good food and fellowship!

Sunday, August 6: Church Picnic, as part of Awesome August.

Sunday, August 13: Lunch and musical event, as part of Awesome August.

Sunday, August 20: Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) event, as part of Awesome August.

Sunday, August 27: Washington Nationals baseball game, as part of Awesome August. Bring family and friends for an afternoon of fun at the Nationals baseball game against the New York Mets on Sunday, Aug. 27, at 1:35 p.m. Beginning July 2, tickets will be sold in the atrium and in the church office — until the limited number of tickets are sold out! This year, all seats are located in the shade in section 140. Tickets cost $33 each. Exact change is appreciated. Or make checks payable to AUMC with “baseball tix” in the memo line.

Sunday, Oct. 22 - Saturday, Oct. 28: Mission trip to West Virginia. AUMC is again sponsoring an adult mission trip to Brenton, WV (Wyoming County), with the Appalachian Service Project (ASP). We will be doing relational ministry and home repairs. Typical ASP projects include roofing, drywall and insulation, wheelchair ramps, plumbing, electrical repairs, foundation repair, painting, and stair and floor repairs. Cost for the trip: $450, including transportation, lodging, meals and all construction materials. You need not commit to the full week. We anticipate some people going for three days—cost $325. For more information, contact John Clarke at clarkejh1@gmail.com. Commitments are needed with a nonrefundable deposit of $225 by June 20.

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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.