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

We are a congregation that lives our love of God through service to those in need, whether they live in our neighborhood or on distant shores.  Acting on AUMC’s overall mission to Love God, Love Neighbor and Serve the World, we support our local community and the world through service, prayer, financial support and fellowship. Our mission outreach is structured to ensure that everyone, young and old alike, can participate.

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Lenten Mission Projects 2017

Each year, we raise funds during Lent to support our work improving lives at home and abroad. This year, our goal is to collect $100,000 for nine projects:

100,000 Homes is a national movement to find permanent homes for 100,000 chronically homeless people. AUMC has partnered with FACETS to address the ongoing challenge of finding homes for individuals and families in our area. Our goal is to raise $15,000 to support the Rapid Re-Housing Program, which seeks to place homeless families and individuals in permanent housing as quickly as possible. Financial assistance includes rent, food and a variety of support services. For details, contact Cyndi Jones at cyndij123@verizon.net or 571-212-8824.

AUMC’s weekly Meals Ministry at Poe Middle School is much needed: 85 percent of the students at Poe qualify for free lunch, and about 40 students have no permanent home. AUMC has committed to providing a hot meal every Tuesday for the school year.  The $10,000 raised will help our four teams prepare and serve 300 students a hot meal each week. To volunteer, contact Jaie Brown at jbrownuwg@cox.net or 757-477-0362; Pat Sherfey at psherfey@yahoo.com or 703-864-0356; Betsy Clevenger at etclevenger@verizon.net or 240-682-2067; or Sheila Kyer at Sheila.Kyer@dbhds.virginia.gov or 703-981-6080.

ACCA, the Annandale Christian Community for Action, is a coalition of 26 churches (including AUMC) serving the Annandale area through programs designed to meet emergency and critical needs. Assistance programs include: furniture, transportation, family emergency, meals-on-wheels, shelter assistance, housing repair (Rebuilding Together), child development, and student scholarship assistance for disabled high school seniors pursuing further education or training. This year’s Lenten Mission goal of $10,000 will help support these ACCA programs. For details, contact Betsy Clevenger at etclevenger@verizon.net or 240-682-2067.

Camp Highroad is a Christian Adventure Camp located in Virginia and operated by the United Methodist Church to provide a critically needed place for year-round group retreats, camping, team building, outdoor education, Christian summer and winter camps, and special events in a natural setting. Over 10,000 people visit the camp every year. May 19-21 will be AUMC’s weekend for fellowship, cleanup and repair work at the camp. Supplies purchased with our $10,000 Lenten Mission money will support a variety of projects. For more information, contact Mark Bradley at bradleyfam@aol.com or 703-930-2726.

Food Ministries and Mission Programs at our AUMC Mission Center on Heritage Drive include food distribution on Thursdays, tutoring on Wednesdays and outreach to several elementary schools. The $15,000 we hope to raise will help us augment the food donations we receive and provide additional assistance. The Mission Center serves 70 or more clients a week, feeding an estimated 290 family members about 1,200 meals per month. The Center prepares 50 backpack meals each week for low-income fourth- and fifth-grade students at Braddock and Annandale Terrace Elementary Schools, and 50 bag lunches for guests at the Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter. The Center also maintains a clothing closet and distributes donated children’s clothing and shoes to clients. For details, contact Betsy Clevenger at etclevenger@verizon.net or 240-682-2067.

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. The AUMC Lenten Mission goal is to raise $10,000 for this project. Everyone is invited to participate in a meal packaging event on March 25. Contact Jim McConville at jimmcconville@va-attorney.com.

The Haiti Lenten Mission Project will continue AUMC’s long-standing efforts to help the people in the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere as they continue to recover from earthquakes and hurricanes. With the $10,000 targeted for Haiti, supplies will be purchased to help a mission team rebuild churches, schools, clinics and orphanages. Contact Mark Bradley at Bradleyfam@aol.com or 703-930-2726.

AUMC’s Brazil Lenten Mission Project will support continued construction and mission work in Brazil by the United Methodist Church. Part of the $10,000 raised will help pay for construction materials for a mission to Boa Vista in April. The team will build a large meeting room and bathroom for the Muruay tribe, an indigenous people of the northern Amazon basin. For details about our Brazil mission programs, contact Ryan Witkowski at witkowskir@gmail.com or 703-635-6062.

The Mozambique Mission Project target of $10,000 continues our partnership with the Cambine Mission Compound, which houses a high school, seminary, orphanage and the newly formed Methodist University of Mozambique. Our funds will help purchase construction materials and pay for local labor for faculty housing. Due to severe damage from a recent cyclone, building repairs will likely be a priority when an AUMC team travels to Mozambique in May. Contact Erin McKenney at hoopsfan1@verizon.net or 703-403-1742.

Thank you for your support of AUMC Missions!

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Year-Round Missions


"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink..."

Volunteer to serve after-school meals at Poe Middle School. The commitment includes prepping, serving or going shopping one Tuesday per month. For more information, contact Sheila Kyer, 703-981-6080 or Kyer027@aol.com. 

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.

ACCA food drive: bring non-perishables on the first Sunday each month to help feed the community.

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.


"Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed."

The need is greater than ever. A special offering is taken on Communion Sundays (first week of each month) to help ACCA and for our neighbors in need. So when you see the plates by the communion rail, please give generously.

AUMC car magnets are available for a suggested donation of $5 each as a fund raiser for AUMC’s youth missions. (Please pay by check or with exact change.) The magnets can be purchased in the church office during the week. The Youth appreciate your support!

The AUMC Foundation was established to solicit and receive gifts, bequests and endowments; manage those assets; and disburse funds for the support and enhancement of the current and future ministries of AUMC. To find out more about the AUMC Foundation and how your legacy gift can benefit future generations, contact Bill Iwig at 301-365-7532.

 

"But Peter said, 'I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!' "

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.

Hablas español? Spanish speakers are needed to assist on Thursdays at the food distribution site at the Heritage Drive campus. Many families who visit the site are Spanish speakers and need someone who can translate and explain the process or help fill out forms. If you can give an hour or two on some Thursdays from 5:30 – 7 p.m. please call Betsy Clevenger at 703-425-6424.


"For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have."

Reuse plastic grocery bags by donating them the food distribution site on the Heritage Campus. Place clean, dry, plastic grocery bags in the Heritage Campus box under the coat rack or bring to the office. 

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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 The banner photo comes from the Stop Hunger Now event in 2013 in Wright Hall, where 44,000 meals were packaged and donated.