Sunday Schedule

services are at 8:32 and 11 a.m.

The 8:32 worship is contemporary, while 11 a.m. is more traditional. 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.


Main campus

6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003
Call us at 703-256-8330 or email
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.)



Texting for prayers: We have a new way of soliciting prayer requests that you can try out yourself or pass on to friends or people you meet: on your cell phone, simply text “prayfor” to 555888. You’ll receive a response asking you to submit your prayer concerns. Check it out!

Would you like to represent AUMC at ACCA board meetings? Learn more about how ACCA serves Annandale by volunteering just a few hours each month (10 times a year) as AUMC’s organizational representative (OR) to the board. AUMC is a founding member of the Annandale Christian Community for Action (ACCA), now celebrating its 50th year of service to those in need in our area. The ACCA board meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. To find out more about serving as an OR, contact AUMC Missions Chair Ryan Witkowski at or Betsy Clevenger at Many thanks to Willa Ogata, who has served as an OR and will be stepping down later this summer!

Donate used clothing to the Mission Center: Have you replaced your children’s coats and sweaters this fall with new ones? Consider donating them to the AUMC Mission Center. Our Children’s Clothing Closet serves the low-income families that visit the Mission Center each week. We are looking for all sizes, including coats, hats and gloves for adults. Donations can be placed in the Mission Center box under the coat rack across from the parlor.

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.

Summer Sandwich Project: During the summer, we make about 700-800 sandwiches on Thursdays, 3—4:30 p.m. The sandwich making is in its eighth year and is our way of serving those children who qualify for free breakfast and lunch during the school year. There are jobs for all ages, and children are welcome as long as they are supervised. Sandwiches will be made June 28 - Aug. 23. For more information, contact Betsy Clevenger at 240-682-2067.

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.

August Events

Thursday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m.: Men’s steak dinner. The Annandale United Methodist Men are sponsoring a steak dinner in Wright Hall. Be sure to turn out for some great food and fellowship. Bring a friend—they don’t have to be a member of our church. Secular and hungry works! To RSVP, contact Gary FitzGibbon at

Sunday, Aug. 26: Honoring Maribeth Day. After 26 years of teaching and leading AUMC’s weekday children’s programs, Maribeth Day is retiring at the end of August. We’ll be honoring Maribeth during worship on Aug. 26. Maribeth joined the staff as a preschool teacher in 1992. She was named executive director of AUMC’s weekday children’s programs in 2010. If you would like to make a love gift to express your appreciation for Maribeth’s service, submit a check to the office by Aug. 31. Make checks payable to AUMC and mark “love gift for Maribeth Day” in the memo section.

Sunday, Aug. 26: Rise Against Hunger food packaging. Awesome August is coming! Mark your calendars for our special month-long celebration of connection, growth and service! Each Sunday in August there will be a special activity in addition to worship. Learn more about Rise Against Hunger at More details to come. If you would like to help with activities this year, contact the church office at 703-256-8330 or email

Plan Ahead

Sunday, Sept. 9: Sunday school kicks off for all ages! Join us for an Academy Open House for adult Sunday school classes at 9:45 a.m. on Sept. 9 in the atrium. Learn about classes and small groups forming this fall. Children’s ministry programs will also have a kick-off at 9:45 a.m., with children gathering in their classrooms and then heading outside for lots of fun in our lower playground area. Sunday school resumes for youth (grades 6–12) at 9:45 a.m. as well. Plus, there’s a Ramp kick-off at 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 9 - Saturday, Sept. 15: Mission trip to West Virginia. AUMC is sponsoring an adult mission trip to Guyan Valley, WV, to help with the Appalachian Service Project (ASP). We will be doing relational ministry and home repairs. Typical ASP projects include roofing, drywall and insulation, wheelchair ramps, plumbing, electrical repairs, foundation repair, painting, and stair and floor repairs. Cost for the week: $450, including transportation, lodging, meals and all construction materials. Cost for partial week (three days): $300. For details, contact John Clarke at Commitments are needed with a nonrefundable deposit of $225/full week or $150/partial week by June 15.

Sunday, Sept. 16: Convocation Sunday. Rev. Dr. Rubén Rosario Rodríquez, associate professor of systemic theology at Saint Louis University, will be our 12th Annual Academy of Discipleship Convocation speaker. Dr. Rodríquez will preach at the 8:32 and 11 a.m. services and teach a combined adult Sunday school class at 9:45 in the sanctuary. Dr. Rodríquez is the author of several books and won the 2011 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award for Theology for Racism and God-Talk: A Latino/a Perspective. Dr. Rodríquez will also be the guest on a live Crackers & Grape Juice podcast hosted by Jason that afternoon at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. The event starts at 2 p.m., and tickets are $15. For more information, see the Crackers & Grape Juice page at

Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Calling all crafters. Planning is beginning for the annual AUMC Craft Bazaar & Book Sale. All crafters and artists may contact Cyra Doty at for the registration form and guidelines. Start saving your used books for the United Methodist Men’s Book Sale.


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.