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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 MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW! Youth Sunday is June 11! We will be celebrating our graduating seniors and welcoming our new rising sixth graders.  We will need youth volunteers to usher, collect offering, read Scripture, and sing during the services.

Also on June 11 – our end-of-the-year Collide Party! Collide will be in the back parking lot of AUMC from 2 to 5 p.m. Cost is $25 per person, or free for rising sixth graders or visitors. Students are also invited to bring one food item to share. Last names A-M bring a side dish or dessert, last names N-Z
bring a main dish. 

SUMMER MISSION TRIP INFORMATION
(The sign up period is closed - thank you to everyone who RSVPed!)

This year, we will be partnering with Reach in Roanoke and working in Roanoke Virginia. The trip will cost $300 per youth participant and will be from July 15-21. Students will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of ministry opportunities, including home construction, food distribution and working with the homeless, and possible Vacation Bible School & children's ministry work. Down time activities will also be set up throughout the week and students will have a chance to explore and enjoy Roanoke. $100 dollars is due with application to ensure spot on the mission trip – Sign-ups were available until May 7.
Reach-In Roanoke does have its mission opportunities open to middle school students as well – students that have completed 7th grade this year are invited to participate in this mission trip. We simply ask parents to be practically and prayerfully considerate of whether or not your student is ready to participate in a week-long mission experience.
ATTENTION PARENTS, OLDER SIBLINGS, COLLEGE FRIENDS, OR HELPFUL NEIGHBORS!  Our youth need adult assistance during this year's mission trip.  We are looking for adults that can help with part or all of the week of July 15-21.  If you think you may be available, please see Trish for more information!

 

 

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