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

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.

October 15 - 21

Sunday, Oct. 15: Children's Sabbath.

Sunday, Oct. 15, 3:30 p.m.: The Washington Metropolitan Youth Orchestra will give a free concert in the AUMC sanctuary. The 42-member orchestra’s repertoire includes “Le Corsaire Overture” (Berlioz), “Tales from the Vienna Woods” (Strauss), “Four Norwegian Dances” (Grieg), “Danse Macabre” (Saint Saens) and “Concerto for Viola in D Major” (Hoffmeister). Come support our young musicians!

Sunday, Oct. 15, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.: Youth talent show and karaoke night.

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m.: A special charge conference will be held prior to the October Church Council meeting in Room 302 for the purpose of approving a covenant agreement for use of the Mission Center. AUMC members are invited to attend.

Saturday, Oct. 21: Hypothermia Yard Sale. Proceeds will go toward supporting the travel needs of our hypothermia guests this winter. Items that can be donated for sale include clothing, household goods, kitchen items, small furniture, Christmas items, books and videos. For more information, contact Cyndi Jones at cyndij123@verizon.net.

October 22 - 28

Sunday, Oct. 22, 9:40 a.m.: Acolyte/crucifer training. Have you ever considered how important it is to bring in the cross or carry the light of Christ in a worship service? This meaningful role of acolyte and crucifer is open to all third graders through seniors. There will be a meeting and training for all interested youth and parents on Sunday, Oct. 22, 9:40–10:10 a.m.. Please RSVP to Pat Vaughn at pvaughn@annandale-umc.org.

Sunday, Oct. 22: Our Ramp Halloween Party will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Students with last names A-M, bring a main dish, and N-Z please bring a side or dessert. All youth are invited to come dressed in a Halloween costume for a night of fun and games!

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. There are still a few openings. For more information, contact John Clarke at clarkejh1@gmail.com.

Thursday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m.: Men’s Steak Dinner in Wright Hall. RSVP to Gary FitzGibbon at gary@garyfitzgibbon.com or 703-963-8707. Bring a friend!

Saturday, Oct. 28: Annandale Parade. AUMC will be walking in the Annandale Parade and you should join us! Meet at the AUMC parking lot at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28.  Parade begins at 10 a.m. and students will be shuttled back to AUMC afterwards. (Typically ends by noon.) Grab an AUMC t-shirt or a Halloween costume and help pass out candy bags promoting Annandale UMC and our Fall Fun Fest!

October 29 - November 4

Sunday, Oct. 29, 12:30 - 2 p.m.: The next FaithJustice Forum will be held in Wright Hall. The topic will be “Losing Our Religion? Millennials, Social Justice and the Church.” Panelists will respond to data suggesting that millennials are leaving the church due, in part, to its perceived failure to adequately address important social justice issues. Click here to register online.

Sunday, Oct. 29, 3 -5 p.m.: The Fall Fun Fest is a fun celebration for the whole family! Volunteers are needed to decorate their cars for Trunk or Treat, help with games and more! Contact Karen Rose at kc.rose@verizon.net.

Saturday, Nov. 4: Craft Bazaar, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. All crafters/artists who want to participate, please email Cyra Doty at radu94@aol.com to request a registration form and guidelines. If you have extra books taking up space around the house, start bagging and boxing them for the United Methodist Men’s Book Fair (held in conjunction with the Craft Bazaar). Contact Jerry Beyer at 703-399-1395 for more information. (Books will be accepted at the church beginning Oct. 27.)

November 5 and onward...

Saturday, Nov. 11: Disaster response training. AUMC’s Disaster Response Team (DRT) responds to natural disasters and emergencies in times of need. If you are interested in joining the team, contact Mark Bradley at bradleyfam@aol.com. The next training will be at AUMC on Saturday, Nov. 11, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. The cost is $65 and includes lunch.

Saturday, Nov. 11: A Veterans Day tribute will be held in the AUMC Cemetery. American Legion Post 1976 and AUMC members will implant an American flag at the grave sites of the 39 veterans interred in the cemetery. All are invited to witness and participate, and should gather at the cemetery flagpole at 8:50 a.m. Contact Mike Moser at 703-591-1210 or mmoser@annandale-umc.org.

Sunday, Nov. 12, 1:30 p.m.: Blessing of the Animals: Bring Ginger, Fido, Nemo and Daffy for blessings from our pastors. The blessings will be given on the lawn in front of Door #2.

Monday - Tuesday, Nov. 13-14: Attend the AARP Smart Driver class. This 55-and-over driver class will be 10 a.m.– 3 p.m. each day in the Media Center, with one hour off for lunch. Cost: AARP members - $15; nonmembers - $20. The class may help save on your auto insurance. To reserve a spot, contact Jane Underhill at 703-573-2056.

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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.