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

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 – students will be learning Dark and Disturbing Stories of the Bible
(Mary Grace Becker, author of Shocking & Scandalous Stories of the Bible)

High School class (grades 9-12) in the Youth Room (room 105) - students will be participating in a video series called Crazy Love (Francis Chan, author of Courageous study series), about falling in love with God in our day to day lives.

Confirmation Class will be offered again to all students (grades 6-12) in Hughes Hall.  This class will be co-taught by Trish and our three clergy and will cover the UMC Credo Confirmation curriculum.  

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 tbradley@annandale-umc.org for weekly updates on Grid events and activities.

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All youth are invited to come out and participate in our Day of Service on Apr. 23 - Griddos will be helping out at the Mission Center (Heritage Campus)

All Hands On Deck!
Youth & Parents are needed for our Youth Car Wash Fundraiser on Sunday, April 30th during morning services. (8:30-12:30) Car Wash Items such as towels & sponges are also needed. Click here to sign up and read full details!
As  a celebration for a job well done – all Griddos are invited out that evening (April 30) for a bowling night at Annandale AMF Lanes (4245 Markham Street).  Meet at AMF at 6:00 PM – cost is $10, which will cover the cost of shoes and two games.  (Additional games can be purchased at $3 a game).  Pick-up at 7:30 PM (Psst – even if you didn't help out with the car wash – come bowl with us.  But, if at all possible, you should help out with the car wash)

Note – there will be no Sunday School classes April 23 or April 30. 

Students & Parents
are invited to come and hear Erin McKenney speak about her work with Just Neighbor's and specifically how young people can get involved with assisting our immigrant friends and local communities.  Erin will be sharing during the Sunday School hour (classes will be combined that day), beginning at 9:45 AM on May 7 in the Youth Room (Room 105). 

*ATTENTION ALL SENIORS* - The May issue of the Witness will highlight AUMC's 2017 high school graduates.  Please send a photo and the following informations to Jay Morris (jmorris@annandale-umc.org) by May 5th: name of student and school, degree, and any details you would like to share about your future plans, such a clubs, honors, college, new jobs, etc.)

SUMMER MISSION TRIP INFORMATION

This year, we will be partnering with Reach in Roanoke and working in Roanoke Virginia. The trip will cost $300 per youth participant and will be from July 15-21. Students will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of ministry opportunities, including home construction, food distribution and working with the homeless, and possible Vacation Bible School & children's ministry work. Down time activities will also be set up throughout the week and students will have a chance to explore and enjoy Roanoke. $100 dollars is due with application to ensure spot on the mission trip – Sign-ups will be available until May 7.
Click here to sign up.
Reach-In Roanoke does have its mission opportunities open to middle school students as well – students that have completed 7th grade this year are invited to participate in this mission trip. We simply ask parents to be practically and prayerfully considerate of whether or not your student is ready to participate in a week-long mission experience.
ATTENTION PARENTS, OLDER SIBLINGS, COLLEGE FRIENDS, OR HELPFUL NEIGHBORS!  Our youth need adult assistance during this year's mission trip.  We are looking for adults that can help with part or all of the week of July 15-21.  If you think you may be available, please see Trish for more information!

 

 

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The above photo and thumbnail photo are from the 2015 Grid Winter Retreat.