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

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 for weekly updates on Grid events and activities.



Summer Sunday School Schedule
May 27:
Students will be watching the Memorial Day service happening in the AUMC Cemetery.
June 3: We will have a combined Sunday School class meeting in the Youth Room – Room 105.
June 10: There will be no Sunday School classes on Youth Sunday.
June 17: Summer Combined Youth Class will begin in the Youth Room – Room 105.


   No Ramp on May 27 (Memorial Weekend).

Final Ramp – June 3

Youth Sunday is June 10!  This will be a single service at 10:30 a.m. where the youth are being invited to participate and serve. We will be in need to readers, greeters, ushers, and singers. This will also be Clarence and Jaie’s last Sunday at AUMC. I am looking for youth who would like to share a few words about how Clarence has impacted their lives and the ways that they will remember Clarence as he continues his journey at St. Luke’s UMC in Yorktown VA. If you would like to share or participate in some way, please let Trish know!


End-Of-School-Year Collide Party – June 17 


Summer Mission Opportunities
This summer, The Grid is partnering with YSOP - Youth Service Opportunities Project - to serve those in need in our nation's capital. We will have an opportunity to spend the day in Washington DC, working with the homeless and the hungry and food banks, transitional housing, and soup kitchens. Youth will have an opportunity to show the love of God in a practical and tangible way, and have a chance to experience the transformative power of helping others. A YSOP Service Day typically is from 7:45 a.m. - 4 p.m. and includes 4-5 hours of hands-on volunteer work at various service sites. Cost is $52 per person, which includes breakfast and lunch, Metro travel to and from service sites, and a YSOP t-shirt. Want A Chance To Serve? Sign-Up Here!


Parents – we are looking for volunteers who can help chaperone during Ramp (5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Sunday evening).
Please see Trish or the online sign-up for more information! THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR ALL OF YOUR HELP TO MAKE RAMP A GREAT PROGRAM!