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

Check here for the latest news about what's happening at AUMC!

(To learn about our current missions and how you can help, click here.)

 

News

Help needed in the AUMC archives to identify photos we have from the AUMC Mission Center (formerly Immanuel UMC). Contact Shirley Stevenson at harshirl@earthlink.net or Joyce Kitzmiller in the office at 703-256-8330.

Volunteer to serve after-school meals at Poe Middle School. The commitment includes prepping, serving or going shopping one Tuesday per month. Bakers are also needed to make cookies (supplies provided). For more information, contact Sheila Kyer at 703-981-6080 or Sheila.Kyer@dbhds.virginia.gov.

Calling all gardeners: Our food site at the AUMC Mission Center offers food to our neighbors in the Heritage Drive area. In 2016, we provided food to 3,100 individuals, who in turn were able to feed 11,800 family members. We provide nonperishable food and a small amount of perishable food donated by Food for Others. Last summer, we asked local farmers markets to donate excess produce and were blessed with some wonderful donations, but we can always use more. If you are putting in a garden this year, would you consider planting an extra row or two of produce for our food site? If you have any questions, please call Betsy Clevenger at 703-425-6424 (h) or 240-682-2067 (c). If you would be willing to go to local farmers markets to collect food,
please call Bill Sinclair at 703-966-8443.

Every Week

Monday, 9:30 a.m.: Centering Prayer meets in Room 308, and all are welcome. If you are seeking a meaningful way to begin the week away from the busy pace of life, the Centering Prayer Group may serve your needs. This time includes a practice of silence in which we open the mind and heart to God’s transforming work. We also support one another and discuss a short piece of spiritual wisdom.

Thursday, 5 - 7 p.m.: Feed the hungry: help distribute food to the hungry at the Heritage campus, 7901 Heritage Dr.  Donations of non-perishable food are welcome! For more information, contact Betsy Clevenger, 703-425-6424.

Throughout the week: Altar Guild volunteers needed. Would you like to become more involved with worship services at AUMC? The Altar Guild prepares the altar for Sunday services, weddings and funerals. If you’d like to help, contact Jeanne Guidi at (703) 560-9392.

September 17 - 23

Sunday, Sept. 17: Convocation Sunday, with guest speaker Rev. Dr. F. Douglas Powe Jr., the James C. Logan professor of evangelism at Wesley Theological Seminary. Dr. Powe is also director of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership. He will preach at both services on the topic of “Multiplication” and lead a combined adult Sunday school class at 9:45 a.m. in the sanctuary.

Sunday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m.: The Annandale Book Lovers meet in the parlor. The book club is reading Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. All are welcome!

Saturday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Just Neighbors will offer a free Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) clinic in the lower atrium and Media Center. Volunteers are needed to help these young people renew their DACA status before the Oct. 5 deadline. Volunteers will be trained in the first hour, and clients will arrive after that for one-hour sessions. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Linda Lacy at linda@justneighbors.org or 703-979-1240. You can also help by providing snacks or drinks for the clinic, or donating to Just Neighbors to help defray the costs. To donate funds, visit www.justneighbors.org and click on the Donate button.

September 24 - 30

Sunday, Sept. 24: Adult Sunday School resumes.

October 1 - 7

Sunday, Oct. 1: Get your flu shots! Flu shots will be available at the church only one day this year: Sunday, Oct. 1, 9 a.m.–noon in Room 210. Cost: $35 or Medicare B. Ages: 4 years and older. Reservations are requested but not required. To make a reservation, email jkitzmiller@annandale-umc.org or call 703-256-8330. (Short-sleeved shirt suggested.)

Sunday, Oct. 1: Donations for Kairos baking supplies are due.

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m.: Annandale Christian Community for Action (ACCA) will celebrate 50 years of service to our neighbors at Queen of Apostles Catholic Church in Alexandria. There will be testimonials from individuals who have benefitted from ACCA. All are invited to attend.

Saturday, Oct. 7: A Taste of Fall with FACETS. Help support our hypothermia partner, FACETS, by attending a Taste of Fall fundraiser on Oct. 7 at the Stacy C. Sherwood Center.  The theme is “Around the World in 80 Days” and will include food and beverage tastings from local restaurants, music by Pan Master Steel Orchestra, games from around the world, and a silent and live auction. Tickets are $50 and will help open doors for people experiencing homelessness, poverty and hunger in Fairfax County. Purchase tickets at http://bit.ly/2uGl0zg.

October 8 - 14

Sunday, Oct. 8: Kairos cookies are due.

Thursday, Oct. 12 - Sunday, Oct. 15: The Kairos Prison Ministry Team is preparing to share God’s love with the men at Greensville Correctional Center. A cookie sign-up sheet, prison-approved cookie recipes and instructions are on the table in the atrium. Sugar-free and gluten-free cookies are especially needed. If you cannot bake cookies but want to make a donation for baking supplies, make a check payable to AUMC (with Kairos Cookies in the note line) by Oct. 1. Cookies must be baked by Oct. 8. Also, if you are willing to pray for the team and weekend participants, please add your name to the sign-up sheet in the atrium. Contact Bill Iwig at 301-365-7532 for more information.

Saturday, Oct. 14, 8:30 a.m.: CROP Hunger Walk at Lake Accotink. Make plans to walk around Lake Accotink and raise money to fight hunger through Church World Service. This year’s walk begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Lake Accotink marina. A portion of the funds raised will go to the ACCA food pantry. Information sheets and pledge envelopes are on the table in the atrium.

Saturday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Help with Taste of Annandale. AUMC is a sponsor of the third annual Taste of Annandale festival. There will be live music, food and activities for children. AUMC will have a table near Tom Davis Drive. You can help by volunteering to set up and staff our table, or be a race marshal for the 5K race (which this year starts at K-Mart at 10 a.m.). To help out, contact the office or email office@annandale-umc.org.

October 15 and onward...

Sunday, Oct. 15, 1:30 p.m.: Blessing of the Animals: Bring Ginger, Fido, Nemo and Daffy for blessings from Dr. Brown. The blessings will be given on the lawn in front of Door #2.

Saturday, Oct. 21: Hypothermia Yard Sale. Proceeds will go toward supporting the travel needs of our hypothermia guests this winter. Items that can be donated for sale include clothing, household goods, kitchen items, small furniture, Christmas items, books and videos. For more information, contact Cyndi Jones at cyndij123@verizon.net.

Sunday, Oct. 22 - Saturday, Oct. 28: Mission trip to West Virginia. AUMC is again sponsoring an adult mission trip to Brenton, WV (Wyoming County), with the Appalachian Service Project (ASP). We will be doing relational ministry and home repairs. There are still a few openings. For more information, contact John Clarke at clarkejh1@gmail.com.

Saturday, Nov. 4: Craft Bazaar, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. All crafters/artists who want to participate, please email Cyra Doty at radu94@aol.com to request a registration form and guidelines. If you have extra books taking up space around the house, start bagging and boxing them for the United Methodist Men’s Book Fair (held in conjunction with the Craft Bazaar). Contact Jerry Beyer at 703-399-1395 for more information. (Books will be accepted at the church beginning Oct. 27.)

Saturday, Nov. 11: Disaster response training. AUMC’s Disaster Response Team (DRT) responds to natural disasters and emergencies in times of need. If you are interested in joining the team, contact Mark Bradley at bradleyfam@aol.com. The next training will be at AUMC on Saturday, Nov. 11, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. The cost is $65 and includes lunch.

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The banner image is of the main campus courtyard as it looked in July 2013, right after the children of Vacation Bible School finished planting new plants and adding other decorations to it. In a previous year, children made the cross in the center. The thumbnail photo is from the 2013 Haiti Mission Trip.