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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Youth Sunday School classes are combined for the summer and meeting in the Youth Room (Room 105 – downstairs).  This summer, we are exploring the Gospel of John with the devotional Dive Into Living Water by Laurie Polich.  All youth, 6-12 grade, are invited to join us at 9:45 AM!

We will be having our 2nd Annual Donut Olympic Games on Sunday, August 20 at 6:00 PM. What are the Donut Olympics, you ask?  Well – they're Olympic-style games, but with donuts.  (Like, real donuts?  Yes – real donuts.) We have 6 events this year, including a Donut Art Contest, Donut Shot Put, and Donut Speed Eating Contest.  For full details, and to sign-up CLICK HERE!

Attention All Techies!  Hughes Hall is getting a bit of a face-lift.  We are getting updated lights and equipment added to Hughes Hall and we are looking for students who are interested in learning about the tech side of our Sunday night Ramp meetings. We are going to be looking for students to help run sound, lights, and ProPresenter slides with training available.  Please see Trish for more details!

PARENTS – Mark your calendars!  The Parent Ramp Orientation Night will be Sunday, August 27 at 6:00 PM in Hughes Hall!

Don't forget about our new 8:32 Contemporary Service & Awesome August activities!  Starting this August 6, we will be having a new, contemporary-style worship service, beginning at 8:32 in the sanctuary.  (The 8:32 start time is based off of John 8:32 – Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free!) Everyone is welcomed to come and participate!  

PLEASE NOTE – THERE WILL BE NO YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST.
Youth Sunday School classes will reconvene on Sunday, September 10

Also this month – Awesome August events will be happening each Sunday of August.  

Sunday, August 6: Awesome August Church Picnic, at Annandale Community Park on Hummer Road. Get ready to enjoy some good food and fellowship! Our annual picnic will be after the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, Aug. 6. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided. If your last name begins with A-M, bring a salad or side dish; N-Z, bring a dessert. There will be softball and other activities. To help, contact the church office or email jmorris@annandale-umc.org.

Sunday, August 13: Lunch and Points of Roguery: Delight in the music of the Points of Roguery band after you’ve enjoyed a light lunch in Wright Hall (following the 11 a.m. worship service). Invite your friends to come!

Sunday, August 20: Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) meal packaging event in Wright Hall after the 11 a.m. worship service. Lunch will be provided ($5 donation suggested.) All ages are welcome to help us with this mission project!

Sunday, August 27: Washington Nationals baseball game, as part of Awesome August. Bring family and friends for an afternoon of fun at the Nationals baseball game against the New York Mets on Sunday, Aug. 27, at 1:35 p.m. This year, all seats are located in the shade in section 140. Tickets cost $33 each.  Hurry!  Tickets are limited and first come, first served!

RAMP KICK OFF NIGHT IS ONLY 39 DAYS AWAY!  GET PUMPED!

 

 

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