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

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.

April 22 - 28

Wednesday, April 25: Do you ever wonder about immigration laws? What’s a visa, a green card, DACA? Have you ever wondered why immigrants don’t just apply for citizenship? Would you like to have a better understanding of immigration rules in a nonpolitical format? Join us on April 25 for a presentation called “Immigration 101: An Overview of U.S. Immigration Law.” Dominique Poirier, director of legal services at Just Neighbors, will give an easy-to-understand overview of a very complex immigration system. This presentation is not about where you stand politically. It is the facts about who can have what kind of legal status and what that legal status means. Register at tinyurl.com/JustNeighbors101. The event will start at 7 p.m. in Hughes Hall with a brief reception, followed by the presentation, 7:30 - 9 p.m. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 26, 6:30 p.m.: AUMC men, come eat and sing! Annandale United Methodist Men are having a steak dinner in Wright Hall, then rehearsing with Pat Vaughn (at 7:45 p.m.) for the Mother’s Day worship service on May 13. RSVP to Gary FitzGibbon at gary@garyfitzgibbon.com.

Friday, April 27, 6-8 p.m.: Are you ready for some family-friendly fun? Bring everyone to a Veggie Tales Movie Night to see “Veggies in Space: The Fennel Frontier.” Pizza and snacks will be provided. Bring your own blanket or pillow. RSVP to Joyce Kitzmiller at jkitzmiller@annandale-umc.org.

Saturday, April 28: AUMC will be participating in Rebuilding Together for the 16th straight year. 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. Come for the entire day or part of the day. Volunteers are also needed to provide snacks. For more information, contact John Clarke at 703-642-3836 or clarkejh1@gmail.com.

April 29 - May 5

Sunday, April 29, 12:30 p.m.: Mark your calendar for our next FaithJustice Forum, a panel discussion in Wright Hall on “Race and Poverty in America: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” Lunch will be provided. Register at www.faithjusticefoundation.org.

Sunday, April 29, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.: Ramp Bowling night at Annandale Lanes. Cost is $3 for shoes, $3 per game. Students are encouraged to bring at least $12, and are invited to bring additional money for arcades and snacks. Hope to see you there – be sure to bring a friend!

Friday, May 4: Deadline for graduate information. The May issue of the Witness will highlight AUMC’s 2018 high school and college graduates. Please send a photo and the following information by May 4 to jmorris@annandale-umc.org: name of student, degree, name of high school or college, and any other information you would like to share such as future plans (college, graduate school, new job, etc.).

Saturday, May 5, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Celebrate Troop 150’s 90th birthday! Did you know that Troop 150, sponsored by the Annandale United Methodist Men (AUMM), is the oldest, continuously active troop in Northern Virginia? Come celebrate this milestone at the church on May 5, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., where there will be a display of vintage cars, a Court of Honor, and hotdogs and hamburgers prepared by AUMM. In addition, the Nation’s Capital Model T Ford Club will demonstrate rebuilding a Model T in less than 25 minutes!

Saturday, May 5: Help ACCA prepare for a refugee family. Several ACCA churches are working together to sponsor a refugee family through Lutheran Social Services. ACCA is looking for a core group of volunteers to give their time, knowledge and care. Volunteers will be needed to set up the resettled family’s apartment, provide transportation to appointments, fill out forms and help with other tasks. If you are interested in helping, contact Carol Weber at caroljeanweber@hotmail.com. To raise awareness for the growing global refugee crisis, ACCA is sponsoring a series of events with a dinner, film and panel discussion. The first one is at Peace Lutheran Church on Saturday, April 7. A dinner prepared by resettled Afghan families will be served from 5 to 6 p.m. for $15. The film and discussion will begin at 6 p.m. RSVP required for dinner and child care to melia@lssnca.org. Additional events are scheduled for May 5 (Ravensworth Baptist Church) and June 9 (John Calvin Presbyterian Church).

May 6 - 12

Saturday, May 12: Annandale United Methodist Women present a Morning of Faith and Fitness, 10 a.m.–noon, in Wright Hall. Liz Berbano, M.D., certified Body and Soul fitness instructor, will lead a one-hour workout, followed by fellowship, light refreshments and a presentation on the link between physical and spiritual fitness. Women and men of all ages are welcome! Routines can be adapted for all fitness levels. Wear workout clothes. Bring a water battle, an exercise mat and a friend. RSVP by May 9 to Beth Ann Eadie (baeadie@cox.net, 703-750-1867) or Terri Ruhter (ruhterterri@gmail.com, 703-538-5936).

May 13 - 19

Friday, May 18 - Sunday, May 20: Camp Highroad Family Weekend. Plan ahead for this annual weekend for fun, fellowship and service, with activities and work projects for all ages and abilities! Join other AUMC families, friends, groups, and individuals at the beautiful United Methodist Church camp near Middleburg,  just 40 miles from Annandale.

May 20 and onward...

Friday, June 1 - Sunday, June 3: The 2018 AUMC Women’s Retreat will be at the Eden Resort in Lancaster, PA. The theme is “Everyday People...How Their Lives Are Changed.” Our speaker for the weekend is Rev. Debra Colbert Cline. The Sight and Sound Theater show, “Jesus,” and dinner at Good and Plenty are optional. Registration forms will be available in Wright Hall after each service, or contact Cyra Doty at radu94@aol.com.

Saturday, June 9: Farewell Dinner for Clarence and Jaie Brown. As Clarence announced to the congregation in March, he has been assigned to a new church, St. Luke’s UMC in Yorktown, effective July 1. The United Methodist Church appoints pastors to churches on an annual basis, and we have been blessed to have Clarence at AUMC for the past 10 years. While we will greatly miss him, we want to show our love and appreciation for him before he leaves. More details to come regarding the dinner.

Saturday, June 9: Help ACCA prepare for a refugee family. Several ACCA churches are working together to sponsor a refugee family through Lutheran Social Services. ACCA is looking for a core group of volunteers to give their time, knowledge and care. Volunteers will be needed to set up the resettled family’s apartment, provide transportation to appointments, fill out forms and help with other tasks. If you are interested in helping, contact Carol Weber at caroljeanweber@hotmail.com. To raise awareness for the growing global refugee crisis, ACCA is sponsoring a series of events with a dinner, film and panel discussion. The first one is at Peace Lutheran Church on Saturday, April 7. A dinner prepared by resettled Afghan families will be served from 5 to 6 p.m. for $15. The film and discussion will begin at 6 p.m. RSVP required for dinner and child care to melia@lssnca.org. Additional events are scheduled for May 5 (Ravensworth Baptist Church) and June 9 (John Calvin Presbyterian Church).

Sunday, June 10: We will honor Clarence and Jaie Brown during our services. As Clarence announced to the congregation in March, he has been assigned to a new church, St. Luke’s UMC in Yorktown, effective July 1. The United Methodist Church appoints pastors to churches on an annual basis, and we have been blessed to have Clarence at AUMC for the past 10 years. While we will greatly miss him, we want to show our love and appreciation for him before he leaves. More details to come regarding the dinner.

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. Click here to register children for VBS, here to register as a volunteer, and here to register a child who is too young for VBS for childcare while you volunteer. For details, contact Ruth Anne Luckenbaugh at rluckenbaugh@annandale-umc.org or 703-256-8330.

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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.