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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Our Spaghetti Fundraiser Dinner is THIS SUNDAY!  We are still in need of volunteers for this Sunday, and are also looking for food donations. WE ARE ESPECIALLY IN NEED OF SAUCE, SALAD, BREAD, & DESSERT DONATIONS!  (Also looking for Gluten-Free desserts) There will be no Ramp this Sunday – all server volunteers are asked to meet at 4:30 PM (unless otherwise noted) Please take a moment to SIGN UP NOW!

Next Sunday, February 19, is a RAMPATHON night – come for a night of games & activities from 5:30 – 9:00 PM! (Yes, we will be playing Murderer!)

Sign-up is now available for our 2017 Grid Retreat! Sign-Up Here!
Our 2017 Grid Retreat is going to be at Camp Highroad in Middleburg VA. We will be staying in the Pine Lodge and will have opportunities to enjoy the camp grounds, play group games, and maybe even learn something. (Maybe.) 

We will meet at AUMC at 4:00 PM on Friday, March 3. We will return at approximately 12:30 PM on Sunday, March 5. Students are welcome to participate in some or all of the weekend and inviting friends is highly encouraged! Cost - $80. ($70 if you sign-up by Sunday, February 19.) 

Students should make sure to pack the following items:
- Enough clothes for the weekend (including a set of clothes that can get dirty)
- Winter coat/jacket/gloves/hat (weather pending)
- Bedding/Sleeping Bag (bunk-beds offered to each student)
- Toiletries - Bible ("old-school" paper edition, no apps)
- Journal
- Something to write with
- Board Games/card games/sports equipment/appropriate DVDs to play during down time

LOOKING AHEAD – Guy's/Girl's Ramp Night is Sunday, February 26!
 

 

 

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