Our Fall 2018 classes and activities booklet is available. Visit the church to pick up your copy or click here.

Children’s Ministries

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

Click here to register a child

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, including weekly Sunday school (9:45 a.m.) and children’s choir.

Sunday School is currently on summer recess. During the school year, we offer two preschool classes for young children, using the Frolic CurriculumLittle Lambs—for children who are 2 or 3 years of age, and Little Goats—for children who are 4 or 5 years of age. Our elementary age children use Godly Play, a method of Christian formation and spiritual direction for children. The goal is to teach children the art of using religious language to help them become more aware of the mystery of God’s presence in their lives.  Bible stories are told with objects and encourage children to enter into the stories and relate them to their personal experience.

Child care is available for infants through preschoolers during worship services and church events in Room 207.

Children’s Church meets during the Sunday service. Children leave partway through the main worship in the sanctuary, and go attend a service where they can learn Christian truths and values with fun crafts and activities. Volunteers are needed, parents of participants are expected to assist on a rotating basis – click here to sign up.

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

Upcoming Children's Events

Aug. 11: The next Children’s Council meeting will be Aug. 11 following the worship. All current members of the Children’s Council are invited, as is anyone who might be interested in joining the council.We will touch base and discuss previous, current, and future Children’s Ministries activities. We will also be looking at our volunteers’ interests and aptitudes, and what the program currently needs.

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. We offer two Sunday school classes for middle and high school youths, beginning at 9:45 a.m. Our Middle School Class meets in Room 209 at 9:45 a.m. Our High School Class meets in the Youth Room (Room 105) at 9:45 a.m.

We also have a program on Sunday evenings, 5:30-7:30 p.m., called Ramp. The photo shows one of our previous Ramp activities, Donut Olympics!

For more information, contact Rev. Peter Kwon, Director of Youth Ministries, at pkwon@annandale-umc.org, or click here to visit the Grid on Facebook!

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.

Chat & Chew
Once a month we gather at a restaurant at 12:30 p.m. for a lunch and Bible study, as we dive deeper into the day’s sermon and discuss how it applies to our everyday lives.  We hope you come join us for this time of food, fellowship, and discussing God’s Word.

Other Activities
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.


Starting your discipleship journey can feel overwhelming. Where should you begin? The Core 5 courses are great first and next steps to a clearer understanding of what it means to become a deeply committed Christian. We recommend (but it is not required) that you take these classes in order of 1-5.

Annandale DNA: If you are considering membership at Annandale, attending this quarterly session will help you learn more about the church’s mission and core values, our pastors, and an overview of expectations regarding membership.

H2O: This course is open to anyone who has a thirst for knowing more about the Christian faith.  Regardless of where you are in your faith journey, H2O is a place where your questions and curiosity are welcome.  This course includes a talk, food, and discussion.

Journey 101: Journey 101 is designed to create environments where people experience growth and support as they engage in the discipleship journey.  The focus is on Knowing God, Loving God, and Serving God through exploring scripture and learning new spiritual practices. This class meets on Thursdays at 7 p.m. in Room 209.

The RAK Project: RAK (Random Acts of Kindness) is a family friendly and intergenerational service activity that includes painting inspirational rocks to share with neighbors, friends, or strangers as a way of spreading the good news of God’s love for all people.  RAK is held quarterly.

Disciple Bible Study: This course provides foundational and comprehensive overview of the Bible.  Groups vary in format and length. It meets on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in Room 210.

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES (9:45-10:45 a.m.)

Our adult Sunday school classes meet from 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the Annandale main campus building, 6935 Columbia Pike. Click here to learn more!

FOLLOW-UP, Hughes Hall. Do you long to go deeper and think critically about topics of faith? During the Sunday School hour, grab a cup of coffee and join Pastor Jason for FOLLOW-UP to go deeper into the preaching text. Leader: Pastor Jason Micheli, jmicheli@annandale-umc.org

IMMANUEL, Room 300. On Dec. 2, the class began a study of All Earth is Waiting: Good News for God’s Creation at Advent by Katie Dawson, a book that calls readers to consider how all creation longs for the coming of Christ.  Our class enjoys tea and good discussion. Leader: Janet Woods, jcwoods2@verizon.net

BIBLE FELLOWSHIP, Room 210. This class provides in-depth study of scripture to incorporate Biblical truths into daily life.  They are currently studying the minor prophets. Leader: Jerry Beyer, beyerga@gmail.com

FAITH IN LIFE, Room 303. A class for anyone interested in exploring issues of living faith in everyday life. In Fall 2019 they will continue with a study using Adam Hamilton’s Making Sense of the Bible: Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today. We will be going to and through Section Two: Making Sense of the Bibles Challenging Passages. Some sample chapter titles in this section include: “God’s Violence in the Old Testament”; Suffering, Devine Providence, and the Bible”; “Did Jesus Really Say That?”; “No One Comes to the Father Except Through Me”?; “Women Need Not Apply”; Homosexuality and the Bible”; and “Making Sense of the Book of Revelation.” Leaders: Harry Day, dayshome@verizon.net, Fred Carns and Troy Klingler

AUMC PARENTS, Room 310. This class is a place where parents can find encouragement as they follow God’s example in parenting their children while being reminded that they too are God’s children. Leader: Amanda Grier, ARGrier@hotmail.com

ISSUES IN CHRISTIANITY, Room 307. This class will do a tour of Christian History, beginning with the Reformation and concluding with 21st Century challenges to Christianity. Leader: Kevin Sabo, kmsabo61@gmail.com

WOMEN IN SEARCH OF TRUTH, Room 306. This class is for women interested in connecting the Bible to the issues modern women face. Leaders: Tracy Carney, tracy@carneyzone.net, and Brenda Pool, BRENDA.K.POOLE@saic.com

IN HIS STEPS, Room 302. The class will start a new study, “Devotion to Christ: The Divinity of Christ in Earliest Christianity,” on Sunday, April 28.  In this study, we will explore when, where, and why people first believed in the divinity of Jesus and some of the early Christian devotional practices. How has the Christian church evolved over the centuries? The study consists of eight DVD lectures and class discussion. You are cordially invited to join us for this faith-building study. Leader: Bill Iwig, Bethesda.duo@verizon.net

WOMEN OF THE DAY,  Parlor. This class is studying the Book of Ephesians. Leader: Julie Montgomery, Julie.Montgomery@uspto.gov

WILLIAMS BIBLE CLASS, Room 118. This is AUMC’s oldest Sunday School class. It has evolved into a women’s group with Bible Study and informal discussion. This class rotates leadership.

CLASSES Through the Week

We have activities every day of the week, ranging from serious Bible studies to a running group! Click here to check our group list and find one that's right for you.


  • CENTERING PRAYER: Meets Mondays, 9:30 a.m. in room 308. This class is open to anyone who wants to engage this spiritual practice designed to open the mind and heart to God’s transforming work. It is a good way to begin your week. Leader: Dottie Rogerson, DRogerson@annandale-umc.org
  • FALLING UPWARD HOME GROUP, Mondays at 7 p.m. in various homes. This group has thought provoking discussion, share experiences, love, doubt, and wrestle with what it means to be a child of God in both the practical and biblical sense. Leaders: Danitria and Mark Bradley, danitcbradley@yahoo.com
  • GRACE AND TRUTH GROUP: 1st and 3rd Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Parlor. This group meets every two weeks for fellowship, study, and discussion. New members are always welcome. Leader: Gary FitzGibbon, gary@garyfitzgibbon.com


  • REHEARSING SCRIPTURE: 2nd/4th Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. in the parlor. Scripture: we can study it carefully. We can listen to sermons on it and read what the experts say about it. But in the end, scripture needs to be rehearsed and encountered in community. Come, let us gather around a shared text and encounter God anew together. Leader: Pastor Chenda Lee, clee@annandale-umc.org
  • A CLOSER WALK: Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in room 307. Leader: Pam Adams, majmommd@msn.com


  • PRAYER AND PRAISE: Meets Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. in room 307. This weekly Bible Study group prays, studies, and fellowships together weekly.  They often invite guest speakers to lead their discussions. Leader: Rudy Meekins.
  • DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY: Meets Wednesdays, 7 p.m., in room 210. This course provides a foundational and comprehensive overview of the Bible. Leader: Pastor Peter Kwon, PKwon@annandale-umc.org


  • ALEXANDRIA HOME GROUP: Thursdays at 6 p.m. in the Bruce Home. This group offers a safe place to be heard and embraced. A light dinner is offered so those coming from work can be nourished. Leaders: Margaret and Jerry Bruce, margaretannbruce@gmail.com


  • 1 KING’S MEN’S GROUP: 1st and 3rd Saturdays at 7:30 a.m. at Juke Box Diner. This group meets for breakfast, fellowship, encouragement, and Bible Study, using the Master Builders Bible for Men. Leader: Bill Iwig, Bethesda.duo@verizon.net


  • ANNANDALE HOME GROUP: Sundays at 4 p.m. in the Moeller home. This purpose of this group up is to grow in Christ, care for one another, serve the community, and share the Good News. Time together includes food and fellowship. Leaders: Deke (deke082705@yahoo.com) and Anna Moeller (Fongfong020702@yahoo.com)

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

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.