AUMC has a wide variety of events for all ages – newcomers are always welcome! We have a list of our special events below. Click here to read our February 18 Witness newsletter for details, news, and more.

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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Upcoming Events

Friday, Feb. 21 – Saturday, Feb. 22: AUMC youth are invited to Friendship UMC’s annual 30-Hour Famine. It is a wonderful opportunity for students to reflect deeply about the issue of poverty and world hunger, and take a part in a missional opportunity. Fasting starts at noon on Friday, Feb. 21, and check in is Friendship UMC at 7 p.m. (bring a sleeping bag). We will depart from Friendship at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22.

Sunday, Feb. 23: 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, Feb. 23: Deadline to RSVP for Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner. Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 25, for pancakes with all the fixings, activities for the kids, a children’s parade, king cupcakes and pancake races! The serving line will be open 5:45–6:30 p.m. RSVP by Feb. 23 on the pew pads or contact Dottie Rogerson at drogerson@annandale-umc.org or 703-256-8330, ext. 112. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children and $20 maximum per family. Make checks payable to AUMC.

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m.: Learn more about the AUMC Weekday Preschool and Early Learning Programs at an upcoming open house, beginning in Room 209. For more information, call 703-256-1100 for the Weekday Preschool and 703-256-8667 for the Early Learning Program.

Tuesday, Feb. 25: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. There will be pancakes with all the fixings, activities for the kids, a children’s parade, king cupcakes and pancake races! The serving line will be open 5:45–6:30 p.m. RSVP by Feb. 23 on the pew pads or contact Dottie Rogerson at drogerson@annandale-umc.org or 703-256-8330, ext. 112. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children and $20 maximum per family. Make checks payable to AUMC.

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m.: Ash Wednesday service. Join us as we begin the Lenten season with this special worship service in the sanctuary. Lent is the period of spiritual preparation and fasting leading up to Easter. On Ash Wednesday, we use ashes to signify our mortality and repentance.

Friday, Feb. 28: Deadline to RSVP for Breakfast with the Bishop. Retired UMC Bishop William (Will) Willimon join us for breakfast at 9:30 a.m. on March 1, the first Sunday of Lent. Dr. Willimon is a noted theologian, author and preacher. He will talk about the future of our denomination and take your questions about the upcoming General Conference. Dr. Willimon will also be our guest preacher during worship. To attend the breakfast, hosted by the Annandale United Methodist Men, RSVP on the pew pads or contact Jay Morris at jmorris@annandale-umc.org. There is no cost, but you should RSVP by Feb. 28. Children’s Sunday school will not meet. Families are invited to attend the breakfast or drop off their children (4 yrs.–5th grade) in Hughes Hall.

Saturday, Feb. 29, 4-6 p.m.: Youth are invited to bowling with the Cohort Churches at Bowl America (9699 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22031). Bowling is on us; bring money for food and arcade games!

Sunday, Mar. 1, 9:30 a.m.: Breakfast with the Bishop. Retired UMC Bishop William (Will) Willimon will join us for breakfast on March 1, the first Sunday of Lent. Dr. Willimon is a noted theologian, author and preacher. He will talk about the future of our denomination and take your questions about the upcoming General Conference. Dr. Willimon will also be our guest preacher during worship. To attend the breakfast, hosted by the Annandale United Methodist Men, RSVP on the pew pads or contact Jay Morris at jmorris@annandale-umc.org. There is no cost, but you should RSVP by Feb. 28. Children’s Sunday school will not meet. Families are invited to attend the breakfast or drop off their children (4 yrs.–5th grade) in Hughes Hall.

Sunday, Mar. 1, 10:30 a.m.: Single service with guest preacher Will Willimon and Faure’s Requiem. Join us for a special worship service featuring music from Gabriel Faure’s Requiem by our adult choir and a chamber ensemble. Faure composed many sacred works for chorus and orchestra, and his Requiem is known for its gentle reverence and peaceful beauty. Retired UMC Bishop Will Willimon will be our guest preacher. Nursery care will also be available. Children’s Church will not meet, but the worship service will be live-streamed in Hughes Hall with activities for kids.

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

Sunday, Mar. 1 – Thursday, Mar. 5: AUMC Scholastic Book Fair and Silent Auction. Our Weekday Children’s Program will hold its annual book sale and silent auction in the Youth Room (Room 105). Come choose from a wide selection of books for young people, plus participate in a silent auction and win gift certificates, tickets to events and children’s handmade art. The hours are: March 1, 9:30–10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.; March 2, noon–1 p.m.; March 3, 8:30–10 a.m., 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., 2–3 p.m.; March 4, 8:30–10 a.m., 11:30–1 p.m., 2–3 p.m., 4:30–6 p.m.; and March 5, 8:30–10 a.m., 11:30–1 p.m., 2–3 p.m.

Wednesday, Mar. 4: Dinner and Lenten Service. Join us for dinner on Wednesday nights during Lent at 6 p.m. in Wright Hall. Then stay on for our Wednesday Lenten Service at 7 p.m. Sign up on the pew pads or RSVP to drogerson@annandale-umc.org or 703-256-8330, ext. 112. Dinner is $8 for adults, $4 for children and $20 maximum per family.

Wednesday, Mar. 11: Dinner and Lenten Service. Join us for dinner on Wednesday nights during Lent at 6 p.m. in Wright Hall. Then stay on for our Wednesday Lenten Service at 7 p.m. Sign up on the pew pads or RSVP to drogerson@annandale-umc.org or 703-256-8330, ext. 112. Dinner is $8 for adults, $4 for children and $20 maximum per family.

Wednesday, Mar. 11, 7 p.m.: Bi-District lay forum, “Two Perspectives: A Conversation with Tom Berlin and Keith Boyette” will be held in the AUMC sanctuary. Revs. Berlin and Boyette were part of the mediation team that developed the proposed Protocol of Reconciliation and Grace Through Separation.

Friday, Mar. 13 – Sunday, Mar. 15: Journey Retreat for middle school students. It’s cool that we get to grow closer to one another and have fun. However, if we do not grow in faith in Christ, it all is in vain. Journey retreat is a retreat created for middle schoolers who are looking to grow closer to Christ. Parents, please fill out the forms found in http://journeyweekend.com/register with a check made out to “AUMC Youth” and give them to Peter before Feb. 15 , and the church will give a $30 scholarship to bring the total cost to $120. Please be advised that after Feb. 15, the regular price will be $160. We strongly encourage our middle schoolers to  attend this retreat! Click here for the waiver. If you have any questions, feel free to email Peter. You can also check out their website and see the promotional video at http://journeyweekend.com/

Saturday, Mar. 14, 8 a.m. – noon: ACCA furniture delivery. Help with pickup and delivery of furniture to those in need. Meet at the furniture warehouse next to the Little White Church. Contact: Ted Torsch, 443-415-8954.

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

Wednesday, Mar. 18: Dinner and Lenten Service. Join us for dinner on Wednesday nights during Lent at 6 p.m. in Wright Hall. Then stay on for our Wednesday Lenten Service at 7 p.m. Sign up on the pew pads or RSVP to drogerson@annandale-umc.org or 703-256-8330, ext. 112. Dinner is $8 for adults, $4 for children and $20 maximum per family.

Sunday, Mar. 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.)

Wednesday, Mar. 25: Dinner and Lenten Service. Join us for dinner on Wednesday nights during Lent at 6 p.m. in Wright Hall. Then stay on for our Wednesday Lenten Service at 7 p.m. Sign up on the pew pads or RSVP to drogerson@annandale-umc.org or 703-256-8330, ext. 112. Dinner is $8 for adults, $4 for children and $20 maximum per family.

Friday, Mar. 27, 5 and 7 p.m.: Pretzels & Painting. Come for a fun evening of pretzels and painting with a Lenten theme. Open to all ages. Cost: $5. RSVP to Meredith Bond at 703-256-8330, ext. 104, or mbond@annandale-umc.org. We are limited to 25 per session with an instructor.

Wednesday, Apr. 1: Dinner and Lenten Service. Join us for dinner on Wednesday nights during Lent at 6 p.m. in Wright Hall. Then stay on for our Wednesday Lenten Service at 7 p.m. Sign up on the pew pads or RSVP to drogerson@annandale-umc.org or 703-256-8330, ext. 112. Dinner is $8 for adults, $4 for children and $20 maximum per family.

Sunday, Apr. 5: Food collection for ACCA (Annandale Christian Community for Action) in the baskets inside the front doors of the church.

Sunday, Apr. 19: Food collection for the AUMC Mission Center in the baskets inside the front doors of the church.

Saturday, Apr. 25: Rebuilding Together. For the 19th straight year, we’ll be helping to repair the house of a local homeowner in need. Contact: John Clarke, clarkejh1@gmail.com.

Sunday, Apr. 26: 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, May 3: Food collection for ACCA (Annandale Christian Community for Action) in the baskets inside the front doors of the church.

Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Annandale United Methodist Women’s Day. The speaker is Kelly Johnson, author of Being Brave: A 40-Day Journey to the Life God Dreams for You. Contact: Jennifer Stokes, jenniferstokes11@gmail.com.

Sunday, May 17: Food collection for the AUMC Mission Center in the baskets inside the front doors of the church.

Sunday, May 24: 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, June 7: Food collection for ACCA (Annandale Christian Community for Action) in the baskets inside the front doors of the church.

Sunday, June 21: Food collection for the AUMC Mission Center in the baskets inside the front doors of the church.

Sunday, June 28: 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, July 5: Food collection for ACCA (Annandale Christian Community for Action) in the baskets inside the front doors of the church.

Sunday, July 19: Food collection for the AUMC Mission Center in the baskets inside the front doors of the church.

Sunday, July 26: 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, Aug. 2: Food collection for ACCA (Annandale Christian Community for Action) in the baskets inside the front doors of the church.

Sunday, Aug. 16: Food collection for the AUMC Mission Center in the baskets inside the front doors of the church.

Sunday, Aug. 23: 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, Sept. 6: Food collection for ACCA (Annandale Christian Community for Action) in the baskets inside the front doors of the church.

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.

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

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