Children’s Ministries

Director: Meredith Lamarche, mbond@annandale-umc.org

Children are a vital part of our ministry. We invite children to have fun and learn about God’s love for them. We offer activities for 2-year-olds through fifth graders.

Although we’ve suspended most activities in person because of the coronavirus pandemic, we remain committed to helping our congregation’s children to continue their spiritual growth. Our current offerings include:

  • An online Children’s Corner with Bible-based games, arts and crafts projects, educational resources, and more.
  • Two video lessons produced each week with the help of our Sunday School teachers – a pre-k lesson and a K-5 lesson. An email is sent on Fridays with the Youtube links to both of those videos. Each week parents also receive the links to the google drive folders for those specific lessons. This folder includes a family page and a coloring sheet each week for the pre-k kids, and pages which include mazes, coloring sheets, word searches, and other fun activities for K-5 kids.
  • Zoom kid’s club meets from 9:30-9:50 a.m. on Sundays for 1st -5th graders. Two Sunday school teachers lead a time of fellowship and discussion about the week’s lesson. This zoom group is not recorded and parents can also opt to keep their video screen turned off if they prefer. For safety and security reasons, the Zoom link will not be posted anywhere but rather sent directly to the parents; contact Meredith at mbond@annandale-umc.org if you have not been added to the mailing list.
  • An email list for children’s activities. These emails include private Zoom links, information on occasional socially distanced outdoors get-togethers, and more. Contact Meredith at mbond@annandale-umc.org to be added to the list.

For more information, contact Meredith Lamarche, Director of Christian Education for Children, at mbond@annandale-umc.org.

Youth Ministries

Director: Rev. Peter Kwon, pkwon@annandale-umc.org

AUMC provides sixth through twelfth graders with a safe space to grow and explore their faith. Stay connected with us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/AnnandaleUMCYouth/ or Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/annandaleyya/ – for the privacy of our students, you’ll need to log in to connect with us. To keep up with Youth activities email Peter Kwon and ask him to add you to his mailing list.

Sunday School meets at 9:15 a.m., including a Confirmation Class from Oct. 3 to Easter.

Our regular Sunday Youth Night will be 4-6:30 p.m. There will be a lesson, games related to the lesson, and other fun activities that will help our students bond and build friendship!

Fall Calendar of Special Youth Events:

  • 9/26: Mini-golf
  • 10/10 Bowling
  • 10/31 Halloween Party
  • 11/5-7 Youth Fall Retreat at Camp Highroad
  • 11/21 Paintball

Supporting our students: Let Peter know your schedules for sport events, performances, or anything else! He’d love to be there to show support for you!

For more information, contact Rev. Peter Kwon, Director of Youth Ministries, at pkwon@annandale-umc.org.

Young Adults

Director: Rev. Peter Kwon, pkwon@annandale-umc.org

Young adult ministry at AUMC is for young adults, ages 18-35, who are interested in studying God’s word, sharing in Christian fellowship, and serving together in mission.

The Young Adults participate in a wide variety of other fellowship and mission activities including everything from movie nights and Superbowl parties to packaging meals for the hungry and writing Easter cards for human trafficking survivors. To be added to the AUMC Young Adults email list, contact Rev. Peter Kwon, pkwon@annandale-umc.org or 703-256-8330.

Adult Education

Director: Rev. Jason Micheli, jmicheli@annandale-umc.org

Our Academy of Discipleship offers adult Sunday school, mid-week classes, small groups, sermon studies, guest lecturers and more. The Academy is led by Rev. Jason Micheli. Contact him at jmicheli@annandale-umc.org with questions.

New Online Class: Sept. 13-Oct. 25: Anchorman: Hope According to Hebrews. Jason Micheli and David King will be doing another class starting the Monday after Labor Day and continuing on Mondays through October from 7:00-8:15 p.m. on Zoom. Tony Robinson, Josh Munnikhuysen, and Todd Littleton will once again join as guest teachers. The book of Hebrews is a beautiful sermon that was written to encourage a people who were experiencing a crisis in their faith. The inevitability of persecution was rising, and with that came fear and a loss of hope. So the preacher writes to remind them that God has consistently taken the initiative to make Himself known throughout the ages, that He is a God who speaks, and that in these difficult days He has spoken fully through his Son. With beautiful relevance for today, we are reminded Jesus is still the final say of the Father and the Anchor of our souls. Click here to register.

Sunday school classes are resuming in person this fall! Contact class leaders to learn more about when each class begins or what they’re currently studying.

  • Immanuel Faith-in-Life. The Immanuel and Exploring Faith in Life classes have combined. Beginning August 29, they will meet in Room 303 at 9:30 a.m. They will be studying Jim Wallis’s book, Christ in Crisis. For more information, contact Harry Day at dayshome@verizon.net or Janet Woods at jcwoods2@verizon.net.
  • In His Steps. In September, this class will meet in-person in Room 302 at 9:30 a.m with a hybrid option. For more information, contact Bill Iwig at bethesda.duo@verizon.net.
  • Issues in Christianity. This class meets in Room 307 at 9:30 a.m. with a hybrid option. The topic for this coming school year is The Apocryphal Jesus. For more information, contact Kevin Sabo at kmsabo61@gmail.com.
  • Women in Search of Truth. This class will meet online at 9 a.m. For more information, contact Tracy Carney at tracy@carneyzone.net or Brenda Pool at brenda.k.poole@saic.com.

Our other classes which have been meeting during the pandemic are as follows; please contact the leaders for details on meeting in person vs. online and more information:

Annandale also hosts a variety of fellowship groups – visit the Groups page to learn more!

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The FaithJustice Forum

The FaithJustice Forum is a joint ministry of Annandale UMC and the FaithJustice Foundation, founded by one of AUMC’s previous pastors, Rev. Cynthia Johnson-Oliver.  The forums explore how faith impacts the important social justice issues of our time and how people of faith are called to speak and take action in ways that do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.

Learn more about upcoming activities at faithjusticefoundation.org.