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

AUMW will be selling pecans again this year: The Annandale United Methodist Women are holding their traditional pecan fundraiser, but sales and pickup will be handled differently this year. There will be smaller quantities available, so be sure to get your orders in early. For more information, contact Sally Bizer at msbizer1@verizon.net or 703-256-3373.

Check our coronavirus response page to learn more about how we are handling this crisis.

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 our Director of Worship, 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.

The church office is closed Nov. 26-27 in observance of Thanksgiving. It will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 30.

The in-person communion service for Sunday, Nov. 29, has been cancelled. This will allow everyone to enjoy the holiday weekend. The Great Thanksgiving will be offered during the 8:30 a.m. service, and you may come to the church at 11:00 to receive the communion elements.

Rising Hope Angel Gift Program. Each year the Mission Committee and AUMC have supported the Rising Hope Mission Church’s Angel Gift Program. Last year the congregation of AUMC provided 40 angel gifts. This year, because of COVID, the program will be a little different. We will be accepting donations of $25 for each of the 40 angels, which will be used by the Rising Hope staff to purchase gifts for the recipients. You may write a check, made out to AUMC with a memo that it is for Rising Hope Angel Tree, or you can donate online (use the OTHER line and then designate the gift on page 2). All donations should be received by Nov. 30. We hope we can again provide 40 gifts for the children.

Hypothermia 2020: Like so much else, Annandale’s participation in the Hypothermia Project will be different this year. The shelter will be located on Fairfax Government Center Parkway. Annandale UMC is providing breakfast, lunch, and dinner next week, from Tuesday, Dec. 1, through Saturday, Dec. 5. We need volunteers to help make and assemble breakfasts and lunches. Dinners will be provided by ministry groups. Use the SignUpGenius or email Teresa Beyer at larachliath@gmail.com for more information. There are still a few spots to fill.

  • Project Long John. Coleman Todd, one of our church youth, is organizing our efforts to prove thermal underwear for the guests at the hypothermia shelter. Visit the Amazon Charity List to select items and then bring them to the church or have Amazon deliver them to Annandale UMC, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003.
  • Donate adult winter coats for the Hypothermia Project. All coats should be new with tags on or dry-cleaned and individually sleeved in plastic. Adult sizes only! Leave the coats on the rack in Wright Hall. For additional information, email Teresa Beyer at larachliath@gmail.com.

Your 2021 Stewardship packet should have arrived. When you pledge to Annandale United Methodist Church, you are committing to partnering with us for the next year and participating in the mission God has been and is doing in our congregation and community. If you didn’t receive the mailing, please contact Garry Bell at gbell@annandale-umc.org or 703-256-8330, ext. 112. Please return your estimate of giving by Dec. 6.

Check out our virtual children’s Advent Sunday school: Throughout Advent, Children’s Sunday school video lessons will be taking a special turn as a different family reads a Christmas book each week. After watching the video lesson with these stories, children are then invited to the kid’s club from 9:30-9:50 am on zoom each Sunday morning to discuss the story and share in the Christmas spirit. Let us know if your child would like to be part of this.

Special Advent worship services:

  • On Sunday, Dec. 6, our virtual choirs will present seasonal music.
  • On Sunday, Dec. 13, our virtual Children’s Christmas Pageant will retell the story of Jesus’ birth, complete with Mary and Joseph, angels, shepherds, animals, and more.
  • On Sunday, Dec. 20, our Lessons and Carols service will feature seven lessons and seven carols in anticipation of Christ’s birth.
  • On Thursday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, we will celebrate the birth of Jesus with live nativity animals on the church lawn from 3:00 until 5:30. P.m. We’ll have a Candles, Carols, and Communion service outside at 5:00 p.m., and an online Christmas Eve service on Facebook at 7:00 p.m.

Thinking of making a year-end gift to the church? To be credited for 2020 tax purposes, all gifts must be received in the church office by 10 a.m. on Dec. 31 (or by mail postmarked before Jan. 1). If you are considering a stock offering to the church, please complete the process no later than Dec. 14. Please have your broker contact Paul Trimber at Wells Fargo Advisors (703-739-1443). If you wish to make an e-giving offering from your bank account, be sure to complete the process by 3 p.m. Dec. 30. E-giving offerings with a credit card must be completed no later than 3 p.m. on Dec. 31. Also, expense vouchers for 2020 must be submitted by Dec. 18. If you have any questions, please contact Garry Bell at 703-256-8330, ext. 100, or gbell@annandale-umc.org.

Scouting for Food. Troop 150 is collecting non-perishable food donations this Sunday, Nov. 15, between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the AUMC parking lot.  Please wear a mask and follow the directions given by scout volunteers on site. You may also drop off children’s coats for Mission Center with the Boy Scouts this Sunday. Donate Children’s Coats for the Mission Center. The need is so great this year and we do not have enough children’s coats for those who will need them this winter. We need warm children’s coats, sizes 2T-16, to distribute at the Mission Center on Nov. 19. If you have outgrown coats at home, or would like to purchase a coat to give to someone who would otherwise go without one, please drop them off at the Mission Center at 7901 Heritage Drive or contact Betsy Clevenger at etclevenger@verizon.net. You may also drop them off with the Boy Scouts on Sunday. Hypothermia 2020: Like so much else, Annandale’s participation in the Hypothermia Project will be different this year. The shelter will be located on Fairfax Government Center Parkway. Annandale UMC is providing breakfast, lunch, and dinner from Tuesday, Dec. 1, through Saturday, Dec. 5. We need volunteers to help make and assemble breakfasts and lunches. Dinners will be provided by ministry groups. Use the SignUpGenius or email Teresa Beyer at larachliath@gmail.com for more information. Donate adult winter coats for the Hypothermia Project. All coats should be new with tags on or dry-cleaned and individually sleeved in plastic. Adult sizes only! Leave the coats on the rack in Wright Hall. For additional information, email Teresa Beyer at larachliath@gmail.com. Project Long John. Coleman Todd, one of our church youth, is organizing our efforts to prove thermal underwear for the guests at the hypothermia shelter. Visit the Amazon Charity List to select items and then bring them to the church or have Amazon deliver them to Annandale UMC, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003. Rising Hope Angel Gift Program. Each year the Mission Committee and AUMC have supported the Rising Hope Mission Church’s Angel Gift Program. Last year the congregation of AUMC provided 40 angel gifts. This year, because of COVID, the program will be a little different. We will be accepting donations of $25 for each of the 40 angels, which will be used by the Rising Hope staff to purchase gifts for the recipients. You may write a check, made out to AUMC with a memo that it is for Rising Hope Angel Tree, or you can donate online (use the OTHER line and then designate the gift on page 2). All donations should be received by Nov. 30. We hope we can again provide 40 gifts for the children.
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