Sunday Schedule

services are at 8:32 and 11 a.m.

The 8:32 worship is contemporary, while 11 a.m. is more traditional. 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.

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

Would you like to represent AUMC at ACCA board meetings? Learn more about how ACCA serves Annandale by volunteering just a few hours each month (10 times a year) as AUMC’s organizational representative (OR) to the board. AUMC is a founding member of the Annandale Christian Community for Action (ACCA), now celebrating its 50th year of service to those in need in our area. The ACCA board meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. To find out more about serving as an OR, contact AUMC Missions Chair Ryan Witkowski at witkowskir@gmail.com or Betsy Clevenger at etclevenger@verizon.net. Many thanks to Willa Ogata, who has served as an OR and will be stepping down later this summer!

Donate used clothing to the Mission Center: Have you replaced your children’s coats and sweaters this fall with new ones? Consider donating them to the AUMC Mission Center. Our Children’s Clothing Closet serves the low-income families that visit the Mission Center each week. We are looking for all sizes, including coats, hats and gloves for adults. Donations can be placed in the Mission Center box under the coat rack across from the parlor.

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 17 - 23

Sunday, June 17, 3-6 p.m.: The youth end-of-year party will be at Forest Hollow Swim Club (4330 Old Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003).  We will grill hamburgers and hot dogs at 4 p.m. Bring $10, plus a side dish, case of drinks or a dessert to share. (If you are a first-time visitor or a rising sixth grader, you do not need to pay the $10!) Be sure to bring your swimsuits, towels, a change of clothes and any group games/activities that we might enjoy. Click here to sign up!

Sunday, June 17, 7 p.m.: The Annandale Book Lovers meet in the parlor. The group is reading A Dog’s Purpose by Bruce Cameron. All are welcome.

Monday, June 18 - Friday, June 22: Join us for Vacation Bible School. “The Vine” (this year’s theme) will be a week of fun, friendship, learning and growing together as followers of Jesus. VBS is from 9 a.m. to noon each day and is open to all children ages 3 (by Sept. 30, 2017) to completed fourth grade. Registration is currently closed. For details, contact Ruth Anne Luckenbaugh at rluckenbaugh@annandale-umc.org or 703-256-8330.

Wednesday, June 20, 10 a.m.: AUMC Weekday Preschool Open House. The open house will be in the WPS/ELP office, Room 122, with an information session followed by a tour. Call 703-256-1100 for more information.

Wednesday, June 20, 7-9 p.m.: Interfaith Communities for Dialogue “A Day to Serve”. AUMC is one of nine local houses of worship that belong to the Interfaith Communities for Dialogue (ICD), a community-based organization established in 2004 to promote understanding, respect and relationships among religiously and culturally diverse communities. Next month, AUMC, Durga Temple and Dar Al Hijrah will come together for “A Day to Serve” at Safe Haven, the AUMC Mission Center and ACCA. We’ll be cooking for Safe Haven on June 20, 7–9 p.m., and serving Safe Haven guests on June 21, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. We’ll make sandwiches at the Mission Center on June 21, 3 – 5 p.m., and help with an ACCA food drive on June 23. If you are interested in volunteering or would like details, contact Molly Wilmarth at 703-509-1416 or molly.wilmarth@yahoo.com.

Thursday, June 21: Interfaith Communities for Dialogue “A Day to Serve”. We’ll be serving Safe Haven guests from 11 a.m.–1 p.m., and  make sandwiches at the Mission Center from 3 – 5 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering or would like details, contact Molly Wilmarth at 703-509-1416 or molly.wilmarth@yahoo.com.

Saturday, June 23: Interfaith Communities for Dialogue “A Day to Serve”. We will help with an ACCA food drive on June 23. If you are interested in volunteering or would like details, contact Molly Wilmarth at 703-509-1416 or molly.wilmarth@yahoo.com.

June 24 - 30

Sunday, June 24: Young adults will have a Chat and Chew after the 11 a.m. service. Meet in the atrium to go to Glory Days, 6341 Columbia Pike, Falls Church.

Sunday, June 24, 3 p.m.: Piano recital. David Furney will perform on the piano this afternoon at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary. David just finished his sophomore year at the University of Houston in piano performance, and he and his family attend AUMC. The recital is free and open to the public.

Thursday, June 28: Summer Sandwich Project. During the summer, we make about 700-800 sandwiches on Thursdays, 3—4:30 p.m. The sandwich making is in its eighth year and is our way of serving those children who qualify for free breakfast and lunch during the school year. There are jobs for all ages, and children are welcome as long as they are supervised. Sandwiches will be made through Aug. 23. For more information, contact Betsy Clevenger at 240-682-2067.

July 1 - 8

Sunday, July 1: We welcome Rev. Jason Micheli, his wife, Ali, and their two sons to our congregation. Please introduce yourself to them and please wear your name tag. If you don’t have one, we will have a table in the atrium where you can make a temporary name tag. Jason has been the executive pastor at Aldersgate UMC in Alexandria for the last 13 years and an ordained elder since 2002. He is the author of several books and blogs at the Tamed Cynic (www.tamedcynic.org).

Sunday, July 1: Grid movie trip to see Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. All youth are welcome!

July 9 and onward...

Monday, July 23 - Friday, July 27: Youth Week (a week-long marathon of fun events). This year’s Youth Week includes water tubing, trampolines, movies, mini-golf, and of course, Kings Dominion!

Sunday, Aug. 5: Church picnic at Annandale Community Park on Hummer Road: Get ready to enjoy some good food and fellowship! Our annual picnic will be after the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, Aug. 5. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided. If your last name begins with A-M, bring a salad or side dish; N-Z, bring a dessert. To help, contact the church office or email jmorris@annandale-umc.org.

Sunday, Aug. 12: Concert and Lunch. Awesome August is coming! Mark your calendars for our special month-long celebration of connection, growth and service! Each Sunday in August there will be a special activity in addition to worship. More details to come. If you would like to help with activities this year, contact the church office at 703-256-8330 or email jmorris@annandale-umc.org.

Sunday, Aug. 19: Take me out to the ball game! Bring family and friends for an afternoon of fun at the Nationals baseball game against the Miami Marlins on Sunday, Aug. 19, at 1:35 p.m. Beginning July 1, tickets will be sold in the atrium and in the church office — until the limited number of tickets are sold out! This year’s seats are in the same section as last year, section 140, which are in the shade and have only minimal steps to climb. Tickets are $31 each ($2 less than last year!). You may pay in cash (exact change preferred) or make checks payable to AUMC with “baseball tix” in the memo line.

Sunday, Aug. 26: Rise Against Hunger food packaging. Awesome August is coming! Mark your calendars for our special month-long celebration of connection, growth and service! Each Sunday in August there will be a special activity in addition to worship. Learn more about Rise Against Hunger at https://www.riseagainsthunger.org/. More details to come. If you would like to help with activities this year, contact the church office at 703-256-8330 or email jmorris@annandale-umc.org.

Sunday, Sept. 9 - Saturday, Sept. 15: Mission trip to West Virginia. AUMC is sponsoring an adult mission trip to Guyan Valley, WV, to help 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 week: $450, including transportation, lodging, meals and all construction materials. Cost for partial week (three days): $300. For details, contact John Clarke at clarkejh1@gmail.com. Commitments are needed with a nonrefundable deposit of $225/full week or $150/partial week by June 15.

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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.