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

Join the Festival Choir: We are gearing up for our Christmas Hanging of the Greens service on Dec. 3. If you are college age or above, join us for this brief time commitment, Wednesdays, 7:15–8 p.m. in Room 113, through Nov. 29. Contact Pat Vaughn at pvaughn@annandale-umc.org for details.

Buy pecans, help UMW missions! United Methodist Women are selling pecans (whole, in pieces, chocolate- and cinnamon-covered), walnuts and
chocolate-caramel turtles after each Sunday worship service. To reserve a case of 24 or to make a special request, contact Sally Bizer at 703-256-3373.
Make checks payable to AUMW.

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.

November 12 - 18

Sunday, Nov. 12, 1:30 p.m.: Blessing of the Animals: Bring Ginger, Fido, Nemo and Daffy for blessings from our pastors. The blessings will be given on the lawn in front of Door #2.

Sunday, Nov. 12, 2-4:30 p.m.: The Interfaith Communities Dialogue (of which AUMC is a member) is presenting Karen Armstrong’s video, “Compassion in Action,” Nov. 12, 2–4:30 p.m., at Ravensworth Baptist Church (5100 Ravensworth Road). Facilitated small group discussion will follow the showing. See the flyer in the atrium, or call 703-324-3453 for more information. Register by Nov. 8. Click here to register online.

Monday - Tuesday, Nov. 13-14: Attend the AARP Smart Driver class. This 55-and-over driver class will be 10 a.m.– 3 p.m. each day in the Media Center, with one hour off for lunch. Cost: AARP members - $15; nonmembers - $20. The class may help save on your auto insurance. To reserve a spot, contact Jane Underhill at 703-573-2056.

Saturday, Nov. 18, 9:30 a.m. - noon: Learn about racial justice and income security in a hands-on way. The Racial Wealth Gap Simulation will broaden your perspective and help you see poverty and racism through a different lens. Explore how systemic racism has led to wealth, income and hunger gaps in this thought-provoking simulation presented by the Annandale United Methodist Women. All are invited. RSVP to Molly Wilmarth: molly.wilmarth@yahoo.com or 703-750-1375.

November 19 - 25

Tuesday, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m.: ACCA’s ecumenical Thanksgiving service will be at Mount Pleasant Baptist church, 6477 Lincolnia Road. All are welcome.

Wednesday, Nov. 22: Deadline to register for the Children's Christmas Pageant. We invite all children (through fifth grade) to participate during the 8:32 and 11 a.m. services on Dec. 10. Click here to register your child online by Nov. 22. Also, there is a required rehearsal Saturday morning, Dec. 9. This is a wonderful opportunity for your child to learn more about the real story of Christmas!

November 26 - December 2

Sunday, Nov. 26 - Sunday, Dec. 3: Hypothermia Week is coming! Each year, AUMC partners with FACETS to offer our wandering saints a warm meal and a place to sleep. Volunteers are needed for setup, meals, donations, transportation, cleanup, and overnight and morning coverage. Click here to sign up for slots online. We also are looking for someone to call Bingo on Friday night, and help with Karaoke on Saturday night and Art Night on Monday night — especially someone with artistic flair! Contact Cyndi Jones at cyndij123@verizon.net or 571-212-8824.

December 3 - 9:

Sunday, Dec. 3, 9:30 a.m.: This year’s Advent study is Names for the Messiah by Walter Brueggemann. Explore the royal titles of the Messiah found in Isaiah 9:6 (“And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace”). How did the Israelites understand these titles? How did Jesus fulfill them? How did Christians interpret Jesus as a representative of those titles? Books are available for purchase for $10 in Wright Hall. Rev. Lee will lead a Sunday school class on the study in Hughes Hall beginning Dec. 3 at 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, Dec. 3, 10:30 a.m.: Single worship service for Hanging of the Greens. Join us as we celebrate the first Sunday of Advent and prepare for Christ’s coming by hanging greenery associated with Christmas. Children’s Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Adult Sunday school — check to see if your class is meeting.

Sunday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m.: Charge Conference. All AUMC members are invited to attend the annual Charge Conference on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. The meeting will be led by District Superintendent Jeff Mickle and includes reports on our ministry areas, building and maintenance, and finance.

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m.: Advent worship and communion service in the sanctuary. All are welcome to attend!

Saturday, Dec. 9: Mandatory rehearsal for the Children’s Christmas Pageant.

December 10 and onward...

Sunday, Dec. 10, 8:32 and 11 a.m.: Children's Christmas Pageant! We invite all children (through fifth grade) to participate during the 8:32 and 11 a.m. services. Click here to register your child online by Nov. 22. Also, there is a required rehearsal Saturday morning, Dec. 9. This is a wonderful opportunity for your child to learn more about the real story of Christmas!

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 6:30 p.m.: Advent worship and communion service in the sanctuary. All are welcome to attend!

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 6:30 p.m.: Advent worship and communion service in the sanctuary. All are welcome to attend!

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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.