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

Above photo shows Trish Bradley (center) and several youth selling AUMC car magnets (available for $5 - proceeds benefit youth missions) 

 
Director: Trish Bradley
 

The Grid is the name of the youth ministry group (Grades 6-12) of Annandale United Methodist Church. Our hope is that our youth group is a place where young people can come to connect with God and with each other.  We strive to create an atmosphere where teenagers can come and experience God, ask questions, explore their beliefs, and put their faith into action by giving back to their community.  

Come check us out - we look forward to seeing you!

 

Sundays at the Grid


Sunday School Classes at 9:45 a.m.

Middle School class (grades 6-8) in room 209

High School class (grades 9-12) in the Youth Room (room 105)

Both classes are currently working on Contagious Community - learning about the original church and how its members shared Christ's love and ministry together in a contagious way.

Ramp activities at 5 p.m.

We begin in the youth room from 5 to 5:30 on Sunday evenings.  Foosball, air hockey, ping pong, and other activities will be available for students during this time before dinner is served at 5:30. After dinner, we move to discussing relevant video series, religious questions, and more.

Parents – our Ramp Meal Sign-Up Sheet is up for the year and can be found here – thank you so much to all of our parents that rally together to make sure that these kids are fed from week to week. 

 

 Music Programs
Our youth have multiple ways to participate in music programs offered at AUMC:

  • Our Youth Choir participates in several Sunday morning services along with touring performances throughout the year (Richmond Youth Choir JAM & Music & Liturgical Arts Week in North Carolina).  Rehearsals are held Sundays from 12:15 to 1:00 PM in the Choir Room (1st Floor - Music Dept.) 
  • Our Youth Band leads the music segment of worship during Sunday night RAMP meetings.  Open auditions will be held twice a year (November & May) for interested musicians & vocalist.  Rehearsals are Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:00 PM in Hughes Hall.  
    For more information about our music programs, check out our Music Ministry Page.

Student Leader Internship Program
The SLI program is a one-year commitment to a student leadership role in our youth group. These students will be called upon for additional responsibilities during youth group and will attend monthly meetings to discuss and plan future Grid events.  This program is open to all students currently in 8th-12th grade, who have attended AUMC for at least 1 year). Applications are available for anyone (8th grade and above) who is interested in our SLI Program (Student Leadership Interns) – please see Trish for additional information. 


Additional Adults Needed (preferably male): we are still short with male small group leaders for Sunday evenings.  The Alpha program is centered around small group discussion and we are in need of volunteers who can help facilitate conversation.  Theological degrees are not required – all discussion questions are distributed beforehand and the most important qualities really involve caring and being a good listener.  If this is something that you'd like to help out with – please contact Trish ASAP. 

Weekly E-blast: email tbradley@annandale-umc.org for weekly updates on Grid events and activities.

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Sunday, Oct. 8, is our first RAMPATHON of the year.  
Come out for a night of games from 5:30-9:00 PM
Pizza will be ordered – students please bring $5 donation for pizza and drinks.  

REMEMBER - OCT. 15 IS OUR TALENT SHOW AND KARAOKE NIGHT - 5:30-7:30!

Our next Youth Council meeting will be Wednesday, October 11 at 7:00 PM at the DiPetto/Poole house.  
All parents and youth are invited to come and participate in planning for upcoming big events,
including the Halloween Party, Fall Fun Fest and our holiday bake sales.  

Our Ramp Halloween Party will be on Sunday, October 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.  
Our party will have a pot-luck dinner – students with last names A-M can bring a main dish, and N-Z can bring a side or dessert.
Don’t forget to come dressed in a Halloween costume and enjoy a night of fun and games!

AUMC will be walking in the Annandale Parade and you should join us!
Meet at the AUMC parking lot at 9:00 AM on Saturday, October 28.  Parade begins at 10:00 and students will be shuttled back to AUMC afterwards. (Typically ends by 12:00) Grab a Grid T-Shirt, an AUMC T-Shirt, or a Halloween costume and help pass out candy bags promoting Annandale UMC & our Fall Fun Fest!

Speaking of which, our Fall Fun Fest is Sunday, October 29 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM! This is a great opportunity for community outreach and we need all hands on deck!  We will be looking for parent and student volunteers to help with stations – click here to sign up!

Click here to sign up for our youth Paintball Trip to Hogback Mountain on Saturday, Nov. 11!
Cost is $50, which includes rentals, lunch, and 500 paintballs.  
We will meet at AUMC at 11:45 AM and will be returning at 6:00 PM.  

Calling All Bakers! We have two bake sales coming up at AUMC in November: the Christmas Craft Bazaar on Saturday November 4 and between service on Sunday, November 19.  We will be looking for homemade or store bought donations for the bake sale, along with hungry customers!

 

 

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The above photo and thumbnail photo are from the 2015 Grid Winter Retreat.