AUMC has a wide variety of events for all ages – newcomers are always welcome! We have a list of our special events below.

If you have any questions about the events, contact the church office at 703-256-8330 or office@annandale-umc.org

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AUMC News

Click here to see our Summer 2020 Witness newsletter, which includes congratulations to our high school and college graduates, information on upcoming events, and more!

We are currently searching for a Property Manager and Facilities Maintenance Tech.  Click here to learn more about the Property Manager position, and here to learn more about the Facilities Maintenance Tech position. Please submit resume with cover letter via email to Garry Bell at office@annandale-umc.org or by mail to AUMC, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA  22003.

Coronavirus cancellations: Because of the coronavirus pandemic, all worship services, Sunday school classes and other Sunday group meetings are currently online-only. Our current plan is to begin a combined in person/livestreamed worship service on Sunday, 9/13, at 10 a.m. Check our coronavirus response page to learn more about how we are handling this crisis. Sunday services are posted weekly on our Facebook page.

Our Weekday Preschool and Early Learning Program are accepting registrations for the fall. The part-time preschool program is for ages 3 and 4, and the part-time ELP is for ages 1–3 (potty training not required). Both programs are NAEYC-accredited and Virginia-licensed. For more information about the preschool, call 703-256-1100 or email WPS@annandale-umc.org. For the ELP, call 703-256-8667 or email ELP@annandale-umc.org.

Sign up to volunteer at the Mission Center on Thursdays: With Fairfax County lifting some of its coronavirus restrictions, we are opening our volunteer opportunities at the Mission Center to any age. Volunteers will still be required to wear masks and socially distance themselves. Volunteers also must be able to lift 20 pounds of groceries. We assemble bags of food for distribution to about 200 families each week. We need two volunteers to crate eggs (1–3 p.m.) and 12 volunteers to package bread, produce and grocery bags (3–6:30 p.m.). You must sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b49aaab2aabf49-aumc by noon on the Thursday you wish to serve. Walk-ins are not allowed. Also, we are looking for shoppers to help purchase food each week. To find out more about shopping and other volunteer opportunities, contact Betsy Clevenger at etclevenger@verizon.net or Bill Iwig at bethesda.duo@verizon.net.

Volunteers needed to help with our A/V needs: We’ve ordered new video cameras to improve our online worship experience. When the new equipment arrives, we’ll have opportunities for volunteers to learn how to use the cameras and help us record the services. This is a chance to learn about the latest technology and help your church! Contact Pat Vaughn, at pvaughn@annandale-umc.org.

Check our Human Sexuality page to learn what determinations were made at General Conference, how AUMC is responding, and to read transcripts of Rev. Jason Micheli’s Bible study on “Sexuality and the Bible.”

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Upcoming Events

Visit the Missions page to learn about our opportunities to help our community!

Sunday, July 12: Apostles Creed class begins. Jason and David King will be leading a class on the Apostle’s Creed at 9:45 a.m. on Sundays. The lessons will be guided by Karl Barth’s Dogmatics in Outline. In the rubble of WWII, Barth delivered a series of lectures on the creed at the University of Bonn in Germany. It’s been called the most important Christian book of the 20th Century. Register for the class at this link. If you missed the first class, you can watch a recording, review the slides and read a prayer by Karl Barth here.

Wednesday, July 22: Maribeth and Harry Day will begin leading a seven-week study on White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo. The group will meet by Zoom on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. The last session on Sept. 2, “Where Do We Go From Here?,” will be used to gauge interest in social justice action and participating in another book study. Click here to register. For more information, contact Maribeth or Harry at dayshome@verizon.net.

Thursday, July 30: ACCA CROP Walk coordinator needed: This year’s Annandale CROP Hunger Walk, which usually occurs at Lake Accotink, will be held virtually on Oct. 17. We’re looking for a volunteer to coordinate AUMC’s participation. A Zoom meeting to get organized will be held July 30 at 7:30 p.m. If interested, contact our ACCA representative, Robin Patton, at robin.bird@cox.net. Part of the money raised for this annual walk goes to ACCA.

Sunday, Sept. 13: AUMC’s targeted reopening. We will live-stream the worship service at 10 a.m. and allow for limited in-person in accordance with the bishop’s reopening guidelines, which will include: Mandatory mask-wearing, Pre-registration and health screening, Assigned seating areas, No corporate singing, etc. If you have thoughts or questions, contact Jason at jmicheli@annandale-umc.org.

Sunday, Sept. 20: Food collection for the AUMC Mission Center in the baskets inside the front doors of the church.

Sunday, Sept. 27: Coffee with the Pastors during fellowship hour. Grab a cup of coffee from Wright Hall and chat with one of our pastors in the Coffee Café area. (Occurs the fourth Sunday of each month.)

Sunday, Oct. 4: Food collection for ACCA (Annandale Christian Community for Action) in the baskets inside the front doors of the church.

Saturday, Oct. 17: Virtual ACCA CROP Walk. This year’s Annandale CROP Hunger Walk, which usually occurs at Lake Accotink, will be held virtually on Oct. 17. We’re looking for a volunteer to coordinate AUMC’s participation. A Zoom meeting to get organized will be held July 30 at 7:30 p.m. If interested, contact our ACCA representative, Robin Patton, at robin.bird@cox.net. Part of the money raised for this annual walk goes to ACCA.

Sunday, Oct. 18: Food collection for the AUMC Mission Center in the baskets inside the front doors of the church.

Sunday, Oct. 25: Coffee with the Pastors during fellowship hour. Grab a cup of coffee from Wright Hall and chat with one of our pastors in the Coffee Café area. (Occurs the fourth Sunday of each month.)

Sunday, Nov. 1: Food collection for ACCA (Annandale Christian Community for Action) in the baskets inside the front doors of the church.

Sunday, Nov. 15: Food collection for the AUMC Mission Center in the baskets inside the front doors of the church.

Sunday, Nov. 22: Coffee with the Pastors during fellowship hour. Grab a cup of coffee from Wright Hall and chat with one of our pastors in the Coffee Café area. (Occurs the fourth Sunday of each month.)

Sunday, Dec. 6: Food collection for ACCA (Annandale Christian Community for Action) in the baskets inside the front doors of the church.

Sunday, Dec. 20: Food collection for the AUMC Mission Center in the baskets inside the front doors of the church.

Sunday, Dec. 27: Coffee with the Pastors during fellowship hour. Grab a cup of coffee from Wright Hall and chat with one of our pastors in the Coffee Café area. (Occurs the fourth Sunday of each month.)

Previous Witness Newsletters

2019: January 14February 18, Summer

2019: January 15February 12, March 12April 16, May 14, June 18, July 16, August 13, September 17, October 15November 12, December 17

2018: January 16, February 13, March 13April 17May 15June 12July 17, August 14, September 18, October 16November 13, December 18