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!

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.

Connect Grow Serve opportunities: take a look at the list of opportunities to Connect Grow and Serve at AUMC. Click here for a form, print and fill it out, and return it to the church office.

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.

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.

March 19 - 25

March 12 - 26: Hypothermia overflow. Did you know that AUMC is a hypothermia overflow site for the Bailey’s Crossroads Shelter? We’re looking for bakers to provide goodies for our friends as they experience the radical hospitality of AUMC on March 12-26. Cookies, candy, fruit, hardboiled eggs and granola bars will be eagerly accepted, as will socks, tissues, Chap Stick and hand-warmers. Contact Cyndi Jones at 571-212-8824 to help.

Sunday, March 19, 9:45 a.m.: “Brownies with Brown” meets in Wright Hall. The class, taught by Dr. Clarence Brown, is a time of exploration and discernment of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ at Annandale UMC. Come join us.

Sunday, March 19, 7 p.m.: The Annandale Book Lovers meet in the parlor. We are reading The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling. All are welcome!

Monday, March 20, noon: RSVP deadline for Wednesday Night Together.

Wednesday March 22, 10 a.m.: Preschool/Early Learning Program open house. AUMC Weekday Preschool and Early Learning Program registration for the 2017–2018 school year continues. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to enroll your child in these NAEYC-accredited programs at our church! Attend an open house on March 22 or April 5 at 10 a.m. to learn more. For details, call 703-256-1100 for the Weekday Preschool and 703-256-8667 for the ELP. Or visit
http://www.annandale-umc.org/preschool-programs/weekday-preschool .

Wednesday, March 22: Wednesday Night Together/Lenten worship. Join us at 5:45 p.m. in Wright Hall for a light dinner, followed by a Lenten worship service with communion at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. Please RSVP for dinner on the pew pad or contact Joyce Kitzmiller by noon on Monday at jkitzmiller@annandale-umc.org or 703-256-8330. The meal price is $8 per person, $4 for children under 9, and $25 per family maximum. The worship is free.

Saturday, March 25, 8:45 a.m. - noon: Stop Hunger Now meal packaging event. Stop Hunger Now aims to end hunger by packaging and distributing meals worldwide. The organization has perfected a low cost, (29 cents per meal) highly nutritious meal of dehydrated rice and soy meal that can be easily shipped and stored. The meals are shipped to respond to international food crises and to provide school meals critical to enabling children to get an education. Everyone is invited to participate in packaging these meals to be shipped to those in need.

March 26 - April 1

Sunday, March 26: Deadline for ordering Easter flowers. To place tulips in the Sanctuary on Easter Sunday, please complete the flowers form (available in the Sunday worship bulletin and in the church main office) and return it to the church office with a check for $13 per plant, payable to AUMC.  Fill out a separate form for each plant. No telephone orders can be accepted.

Sunday, March 26, 9:45 a.m.: “Brownies with Brown” meets in Wright Hall. The class, taught by Dr. Clarence Brown, is a time of exploration and discernment of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ at Annandale UMC. Come join us.

Monday, March 27, noon: RSVP deadline for Wednesday Night Together.

Tuesday, March 28 - Thursday, March 30: Scholastic Book Fair. Celebrate early literacy and shop for young children at the Weekday Preschool and Early Learning Program Book Fair. The fair will be held in Room 105 (Youth Room) during these times: Tuesday, 8:30–10 a.m., 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., 2–3 p.m., 4:30–6:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30–10 a.m., 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., 2–3 p.m., 4:30–7 p.m.; and Thursday, 8:30–10 a.m., 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., 2–3 p.m. Items will include books, posters, toys, games and puzzles for young children through elementary ages. There will also be a silent auction for themed gift baskets.

Wednesday, March 29: Deadline for Easter Festival candy. Calling all Easter Bunnies! Donations of wrapped soft candy like M&Ms, kisses, and Starbursts or stickers are needed for the Easter Festival egg hunt on April 1. No nuts or choking hazards (including hard candy), please. Drop off at the box in the atrium or in the church office.

Wednesday, March 29: Wednesday Night Together/Lenten worship. Join us at 5:45 p.m. in Wright Hall for a light dinner, followed by a Lenten worship service with communion at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. Please RSVP for dinner on the pew pad or contact Joyce Kitzmiller by noon on Monday at jkitzmiller@annandale-umc.org or 703-256-8330. The meal price is $8 per person, $4 for children under 9, and $25 per family maximum. The worship is free.

Saturday, April 1, 10 a.m.: GS Kids Day of Service.

Saturday, April 1, 10:30 a.m. - noon: Easter Festival with Egg Hunt, games, and crafts.

April 2 - 8

Sunday, April 2, 12:30 p.m.: Presentation on AUMC local missions – “Providing Food and Shelter.” Join us for a special presentation in Hughes Hall on AUMC local missions, including our feeding programs, hypothermia relief, tutoring, and Camp Highroad. This is a great opportunity for those who have been participating in the Lenten Study and want to know more about getting involved in local missions.

Sunday, April 2, 3 p.m.: The Meraki Chamber Ensemble will be in concert in the sanctuary. Co-founded by clarinetist Anastasia Christofakis and pianist Elizabeth G. Hill, Meraki will present a program of duo music for clarinet and piano from their “Essence” series of music that evokes the culture and history of people through their folk sound. This program will feature music that is inspired by American folk idioms and popular styles, including works by Gershwin, Bernstein, Horovitz, and a new work composed for the duo by Jamie Whitmarsh. The concert is free; donations accepted.

Sunday, April 2, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.: Ramp Karaoke and Lip Sync Night. Students (6th-12th grade) are invited to show off their singing and fake-singing skills.

Monday, April 3, noon: RSVP deadline for Wednesday Night Together.

Wednesday April 5, 10 a.m.: Preschool/Early Learning Program open house. AUMC Weekday Preschool and Early Learning Program registration for the 2017–2018 school year continues. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to enroll your child in these NAEYC-accredited programs at our church! Attend an open house on April 5 at 10 a.m. to learn more. For details, call 703-256-1100 for the Weekday Preschool and 703-256-8667 for the ELP. Or visit
http://www.annandale-umc.org/preschool-programs/weekday-preschool .

Wednesday, April 5: Wednesday Night Together/Lenten worship. Join us at 5:45 p.m. in Wright Hall for a light dinner, followed by a Lenten worship service with communion at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. Please RSVP for dinner on the pew pad or contact Joyce Kitzmiller by noon on Monday at jkitzmiller@annandale-umc.org or 703-256-8330. The meal price is $8 per person, $4 for children under 9, and $25 per family maximum. The worship is free.

April 9 and onward...

Sunday, April 23: Deadline for Kairos cookies. The Kairos Prison Ministry Team is preparing to share God’s love with the men at Greensville Correctional Center, April 27–30. The team needs about 2,400 dozen cookies for the weekend! A cookie sign-up sheet, prison-approved cookie recipes and instructions will be on the table in the atrium. Cookies must be baked by Sunday, April 23. Contact Bill Iwig at 301-365-7532 for more information.

Saturday, April 29: Rebuilding Together. AUMC will be participating in Rebuilding Together on Saturday, April 29. AUMC youth (14 and over) and adults are invited to help a deserving family make their home a better place to live. It’s a great opportunity for anyone who needs community service hours. Volunteers are also needed to provide snacks. For more information, contact John Clarke at 703-642-3836 or clarkejh1@gmail.com .

Friday, May 19 - Sunday, May 21: Camp Highroad weekend. Join us for our annual weekend of fellowship and service at this Christian adventure camp. The event is family-friendly with lots of activities for all ages!

Saturday, July 15 - Friday, July 21: Youth mission trip to Roanoke Virginia. We will be partnering with Reach in Roanoke and participating in a variety of construction and community projects. Adult volunteers are also needed - see Trish for details. Cost per student is $300, with scholarships available.

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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.