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Help needed in the AUMC archives to identify photos we have from the AUMC Mission Center (formerly Immanuel UMC). Contact Shirley Stevenson at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Connect Grow Serve opportunities: take a look at the list of opportunities to Connect Grow and Serve at AUMC. Click here for a form, print and fill it out, and return it to the church office.
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. For details, contact Becki Stewart at
email@example.com or 703-256-8330.
Tuesdays: Assist in prepping and serving meals after school at Poe Middle School. Contact: Sheila.Kyer@dbhds.virginia.gov.
Wednesday, 3:45 - 5:45 p.m.: Help students with homework. Be a part of our tutoring team 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.
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.
Friday afternoons: Lend a hand with backpack meals. During the school year, our food ministry provides backpack meals to designated 4th- and 5th-grade students at Annandale Terrace and Braddock Elementary Schools. Volunteers are needed on Friday afternoons for about an hour to organize and pack the meals. The backpacks are delivered on Wednesday mornings, which takes 30-60 minutes. If you’d like to help, contact Betsy Clevenger at 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.
April 23 - 29
Sunday, April 23: Join us for a Day of Service. Attend a combined worship service (9–9:30 a.m.), then participate in a service project at the church or off-site. Projects will include: singing at Greenspring Retirement Community, feeding and fellowship at Rising Hope United Methodist Mission Church and baking cookies for Kairos.
Sunday, April 23: Deadline for Kairos cookies. The Kairos Prison Ministry Team is preparing to share God’s love with the men at Greensville Correctional Center, April 27–30. The team needs about 2,400 dozen cookies for the weekend! A cookie sign-up sheet, prison-approved cookie recipes and instructions will be on the table in the atrium. Cookies must be baked by Sunday, April 23. Contact Bill Iwig at 301-365-7532 for more information.
Sunday, April 23, 7 p.m.: Annandale Book Lovers meet in the parlor. The book club will be reading Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather. All are welcome.
Saturday, April 29: Rebuilding Together. AUMC will be participating in Rebuilding Together on Saturday, April 29. AUMC youth (14 and over) and adults are invited to help a deserving family make their home a better place to live. It’s a great opportunity for anyone who needs community service hours. Volunteers are also needed to provide snacks. For more information, contact John Clarke at 703-642-3836 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 30 - May 6
Sunday, April 30, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: youth car wash in the back parking lot. Proceeds go to the youth mission trip this summer. If you would like to volunteer in the car wash, click here to sign up.
Friday, May 5: Due date for graduate information. The May issue of the Witness will highlight AUMC’s 2016 high school and college graduates. Please send a photo and the following information to email@example.com: name of student, degree, name of high school or college, and any other information you would like to share such as future plans (college, graduate school, new job, etc.).
May 7 - 13
Sunday, May 7, 12:30 p.m.: FaithJustice Forum: A Nation of Immigrants. Forum will address immigration policy in America, including how immigration has evolved, the rights of immigrants, and how people of faith are called to respond. Speakers include Erin McKenney, Executive Director, Just Neighbors, and Becky Monroe, Stop Hate Project, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Program will be streamed on Facebook Live. Contact Rev. Cynthia Johnson-Oliver with questions. Child care available with advance registration. RSVP: www.annandale-umc.org/faithjusticeforum.
Sunday, May 7: Sign-up deadline for Camp Highroad. The cost is $15 per night/per person, including meals. Sign up by contacting Mark Bradley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, May 7: Deadline for Mozambique donations: A six-person team from AUMC heads to Mozambique on May 12 for two weeks. Our goals: helping the Cambine Mission Station recover from damage sustained by a recent tropical storm, working with the orphans and seminary students, providing food for the widows and supporting a local sewing business. Please consider making a monetary donation, either cash or a check made out to AUMC with “Mozambique donation” in the memo line. You can also make an in-kind donation. Place any of these items in the bin labeled “Mozambique” in Wright Hall: flash drives, buttons (all sizes, including small shirt buttons), thread (all colors), elastic and zippers (black, dark blue, beige, either 6, 12 or 18 inches). Six-inch zippers are needed most. Deadline: May 7. Contact Erin McKenney at email@example.com or Terri Ruhter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 14 and onward...
Friday, May 19 - Sunday, May 21: Camp Highroad weekend. The event is family-friendly with lots of activities for all ages! The cost is $15 per night/per person, including meals. Sign up by May 7 by contacting Mark Bradley at email@example.com.
Saturday, May 20, 7 p.m.: The Annandale United Methodist Church adult choir willl be joined by two other choirs to present "Requiem for the Living" by Dan Forrest and other works with orchestra at the National Cathedral. Concerts performed in the National Cathedral are exceptional and you won't want to miss this free performance. The other choirs singing with AUMC are from Messiah UMC in Springfield and a midwest college choir.
Monday, June 5 - Tuesday, June 6: Attend an AARP Smart Driver class in the Media Center. The two-day course for drivers 55 and over will be held 10 a.m.– 3 p.m. each day, with one hour off for lunch. Cost: AARP members - $15; nonmembers - $20. Completion of the class may save on your auto insurance. To reserve a spot, contact Jane Underhill at 703-573-2056.
Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 14: This year’s Church Day Camp (aka Vacation Bible School) will have the theme “Gather at the River.” Families can register on the AUMC website by going to the Children’s Ministries page. The camp runs 9 a.m. to noon each day and is for 3-year-olds (as of Sept. 30, 2016)) through fourth graders. The cost is $20 for the first child and $10 for each additional child ($40 maximum per family). Volunteers, center leaders and shepherds are needed to make this week possible! A call will be put out to everyone who has helped in the past; please respond if you are able to help. Contact Becki Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-256-8330.
Saturday, July 15 - Friday, July 21: Youth mission trip to Roanoke Virginia. Our youth are planning a week of service and fellowship with Reach in Roanoke. This nonprofit group based in Roanoke provides mission teams with a variety of construction and community opportunities, including working with children, assisting the homeless and helping with food programs. We are looking for adults to be part of the team — even if it’s just for part of the week. For more information, contact AUMC’s director of youth ministries, Trish Bradley, at email@example.com.