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

 
As of Spring 2016, Annandale UMC is renewing and renovating our Mission Center at Heritage Drive to provide office space for Just Neighbors (http://www.justneighbors.org/ ) and to improve the facility for serving AUMC’s outreach ministries.

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Current Activities at the Mission Center


Lend a hand with backpack meals: Our food ministry provides backpack meals to designated fourth- and fifth-grade students at Annandale Terrace and Braddock Elementary Schools. Volunteers are needed on Friday afternoons to pack the meals and on Wednesday mornings to deliver them. Contact Betsy Clevenger at 703-425-6424.

Feed those in need: Distribute food to neighbors in need at the Heritage Mission Center (7901 Heritage Drive) every Thursday, 5 – 7 p.m. Contact: Betsy Clevenger, 703-425-6424.

Heritage Drive Campus Food Drive: Donations of non-perishable food are welcome! Bring donations for the Heritage Food Site to Sunday services the third Sunday of the month. For more information call Betsy Clevenger, 703-425-6424.

Help with homework on Wednesdays: Be a part of our tutoring team on Wednesday afternoons, 3:45–5:45 p.m., 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.

Reading Books for AUMC Tutoring Program: The Annandale UMC Tutoring Program at our Heritage Drive facility invites donations of any used reading books for children in grades 1 – 8.  Please place donated books in the bin marked for Heritage Drive Reading Books located under the coat racks near the front entrance to the church.  If you have any questions, please contact Barb Pearson at barbjpearson@gmail.com or 703-323-6114.

Children’s Clothes Closet: Donations of new or gently used clothing for infants and children are being collected for families who live around the Heritage Drive campus. A collection box is located on the third floor of AUMC Parent Resource Area (near room 311).

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Just Neighbors is a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 by pastors and attorneys of the United Methodist Church to develop a practical response to the legal challenges that low-income immigrants face in the United States. The organization is currently using commercial office space but previously had office space at Arlington United Methodist Church. Just Neighbors is supported through the Virginia United Methodist Conference and through the General Board of Global Ministries as an Advance Special (#803002) (http://www.umcmission.org/Give-to-Mission/Search-for-Projects/Projects/803002 ). During 2015, Just Neighbors started looking for new office space and was interested in finding space connected with a local United Methodist Church.

AUMC has been considering opportunities for use of our Mission Center to more effectively support our church goal (#3) of mission outreach to our Hispanic, immigrant and low-income neighbors leading to a potential faith community. The campus is located on Heritage Drive near many apartment complexes serving our lower income and immigrant neighbors. Currently, AUMC is providing after-school homework tutoring for elementary school students, a food distribution program and a children’s clothing closet for the food distribution guests. Two congregations also rent space at the campus for their weekly worship and Christian education programs. The campus is the former Immanuel UMC facility and became a part of Annandale UMC through our merger with Immanuel UMC in 2012. Various facility improvements are needed so the facility can better serve all of these ministries.

This webpage provides other information and regular updates on the AUMC Mission Center Renewal Project.

Recent Delays at the Mission Center

(Updated October 18, 2016)

Plans to create office space for Just Neighbors at the Heritage Drive campus continue to be reviewed with Fairfax County. The Heritage Drive property is zoned half residential and half commercial, presenting some issues for repurposing its use for office space.

We are pursuing solutions for these issues by working with the county and other potential partners. This is a slow process, but we will continue to keep you informed as new information develops.

August Designs and Delays

Plans to create office space for Just Neighbors at the Heritage Drive campus have been finalized and submitted for permit with Fairfax County. However, because half of the building is zoned residential and the other half commercial, the permitting process is taking longer than anticipated and may require a hearing. AUMC is working with the county to avoid an extended delay and hopes to have a clearer direction in the next few weeks.

A request for proposal has been submitted to three bidders for the first phase of the Heritage Drive renewal project. We are awaiting the last of the responses and have begun the evaluation process.

AUMC is also finalizing designs for a second phase that will create new worship space in the room under the current sanctuary, provide ADA-compliant bathrooms downstairs, redesign the kitchen and welcome area, install air conditioning for the fellowship hall, add parking spaces and install new playground equipment. Then pricing estimates will be obtained to help prioritize the work. 

June Demolition and cleanup

Thanks to some hardworking volunteers from AUMC and the two congregations that meet at our Heritage Drive campus (Annandale Spanish Seventh-Day Adventist Church and New Light UMC), the first steps towards creating new office and worship space at the campus were completed on June 19.

Thanks, especially, to members of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church for donating the use of a dump truck to haul away old drywall, tile and other
building material.

Work is expected to get underway on the Heritage Campus Renewal Project later this summer. The first phase involves repurposing the sanctuary to create office space for Just Neighbors, a nonprofit ministry of the Arlington District of the United Methodist Church that provides legal services to low-income immigrants.

The second phase will include the creation of a new worship space (which will also serve as a multi-purpose room) and ADA compliance on entrances to the downstairs. Other renovations are being considered and will depend on costs and priorities. These include redesign of the kitchen and welcome area, air conditioning for the fellowship hall, additional parking and new playground equipment.

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The banner and thumbnail photo were taken by Mary Pat Abraham in 2013 of the Heritage Drive Campus, located at 7901 Heritage Drive, Annandale, VA 22003.