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 September 17 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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AUMC News

“Life’s Healing Choices” small group study meets Sundays at 7 p.m. in Hughes Hall. This 10-week study series uses Celebrate Recovery’s eight principles based on the Beatitudes to free participants from hurts, hang-ups and harmful habits. The meetings last 1-½–2 hours and include men’s and women’s small groups. If you are interested, contact Harry Day, 703-298-0972 or dayshome@verizon.net, or Teresa Beyer, 301-221-8321 or larachliath@gmail.com. Or simply come to the meeting tonight at 7 p.m.

Helping those affected by Hurricane Dorian: The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) helps victims of hurricanes and other natural disasters in the U.S. and around the world. You can donate to UMCOR’s efforts by writing a check to AUMC and putting “UMCOR” in the memo line. Or donate directly by going to https://advance.umcor.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.”

2019 budget now available: Click here to learn how we’re being responsible stewards of your gifts.

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m.: Annual Charge Conference. Our annual business meeting will be in Hughes Hall. The meeting will be led by District Superintendent Jeff Mickle and include reports from various ministry areas, finance and trustees. All are welcome to attend.

Saturday, Sept. 21, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Yard sale and book fair. There are four ways you can help with our annual yard sale to benefit our hypothermia ministry: 1) Donate your gently used items, 2) volunteer to help with the sale, 3) tell your neighbors and friends about the sale, and 4) stop by and shop! The sale will be Sept. 21, 8 a.m.–1 p.m., in front of the church (or in Wright Hall if it rains). Drop off your donations at Hughes Hall, noon–8 p.m., on Friday, Sept. 20. Items that can be donated include clothing, household goods, kitchen items, small furniture, Christmas items, books, CDs and videos. Credit cards will be accepted this year. For more information and to help, contact Teresa Beyer at larachliath@gmail.com. Books, books, books! If you have extra books taking up space around the house, consider donating them for the United Methodist Men’s Book Fair during the yard sale. You can leave books at the church in the wooden bin under the coatrack. Or drop books off on Sept. 20 inside the front doors of the church on the left side. Contact Jerry Beyer at 703-399-1395 for more information and to help.

Sunday, Sept. 29: Hunger/poverty awareness indoor picnic and project. Following the 11 a.m. worship service on Sept. 29, parents and kids are invited to come to Hughes Hall for an indoor picnic with story time. Light snacks will be provided, but families are encouraged to bring packed lunches. After lunch and story time, we will make CROP Walk posters and placemats for the Kairos ministry. Questions? Contact Meredith Bond at mbond@annandale-umc.org or 703-256-8330, ext. 104.

Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Mark your calendar for Taste of Annandale! This year’s festival, on Tom Davis Drive, will include food, live music, dance and local vendors. There will also be a 5K race that morning. If you’d like to volunteer to be a race marshal or help with our table, contact the office at 703-256-8330 or office@annandale-umc.org.

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

Sunday, Oct. 6 – Saturday, Oct. 12: Mission trip to southwestern Virginia. AUMC is sponsoring an adult mission trip to Jonesville, VA, to help with the Appalachian Service Project (ASP) on Oct. 6-12. We will be doing relational ministry and home repairs. Typical ASP projects include roofing, drywall and insulation, wheelchair ramps, plumbing, electrical repairs, foundation repair, painting, and stair and floor repairs. Cost for the week: $450, including transportation, lodging, meals and all construction materials. Cost for a partial week (three days): $300. For more information, contact John Clarke at clarkejh1@gmail.com. Commitments are needed with a nonrefundable deposit of $225/full week or $150/partial week by June 15.

Sunday, Oct. 13: Donations for Kairos are due. The Kairos Prison Ministry Team is preparing to share God’s love with the men at Greensville Correctional Center, Oct. 24–27. A cookie sign-up sheet, prison-approved cookie recipes and instructions are on the table in the atrium. Sugar-free and gluten-free cookies are especially needed. If you cannot bake cookies but want to make a donation for baking supplies, make a check payable to AUMC (with Kairos cookies in the note line) by Oct. 13. Cookies must be baked by Oct. 20. Also, if you are willing to pray for the team and weekend participants, please add your name to the sign-up sheet in the atrium. Contact Bill Iwig at 301-365-7532 for more information.

Monday, Oct. 14: The church office will be closed for Columbus Day.

Saturday, Oct. 19: This year’s Annandale CROP Walk will be at Lake Accotink Park. Part of the proceeds go to ACCA for its food pantry. We are seeking a team coordinator to help publicize the walk, coordinate with walkers and turn in cash and checks that are collected. There will be a team leads’ meeting Saturday, Aug. 24, 11 a.m., at St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church, 4801 Ravensworth Road in Annandale. If you would like to be our team coordinator, contact Jay Morris at jmorris@annandale-umc.org or 703-256-8330, ext. 113.

Sunday, Oct. 20: Rise Against Hunger food packaging event. Invite your friends and family to come help package dehydrated meals for Rise Against Hunger (RAH) on Sunday, Oct. 20, immediately following a combined 10:30 a.m. worship service. We’ll be packaging about 20,000 meals made of rice, soybean and other nutrients for distribution around the world. A light lunch will be provided. This a fun event for participants of all ages! If you can help with setup before the 10:30 a.m. service, contact Carolyn Stayman at tocardova@gmail.com.

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

Sunday, Oct. 20: Cookies for Kairos are due. The Kairos Prison Ministry Team is preparing to share God’s love with the men at Greensville Correctional Center, Oct. 24–27. A cookie sign-up sheet, prison-approved cookie recipes and instructions are on the table in the atrium. Sugar-free and gluten-free cookies are especially needed. Cookies must be baked by Oct. 20. Also, if you are willing to pray for the team and weekend participants, please add your name to the sign-up sheet in the atrium. Contact Bill Iwig at 301-365-7532 for more information.

Thursday, Oct. 24 – Sunday, Oct. 27:  The Kairos Prison Ministry Team will go to share God’s love with the men at Greensville Correctional Center. A cookie sign-up sheet, prison-approved cookie recipes and instructions are on the table in the atrium. Sugar-free and gluten-free cookies are especially needed. If you cannot bake cookies but want to make a donation for baking supplies, make a check payable to AUMC (with Kairos cookies in the note line) by Oct. 13. Cookies must be baked by Oct. 20. Also, if you are willing to pray for the team and weekend participants, please add your name to the sign-up sheet in the atrium. Contact Bill Iwig at 301-365-7532 for more information.

Sunday, Oct. 27, 3-5 p.m.: Harvest Festival.

Sunday, Nov. 3: Daylight savings time ends. Clocks need to be turned back one hour.

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

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

Thursday, Nov. 28 – Friday, Nov. 29: The church office is closed for Thanksgiving.

Sunday, Dec. 1: The Hanging of the Greens.

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

Sunday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m.: Christmas music service.

Sunday, Dec. 15: The children’s Christmas pageant will be performed at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services.

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

Sunday, Dec. 22, 11 a.m.: Lessons and Carols service.

Tuesday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve services. 4 p.m. children’s service; 7 p.m. family service; 11 p.m. traditional service.

Wednesday, Dec. 25 – Thursday, Dec. 26: The church office will be closed for Christmas.

Sunday, Dec. 29, 10:30 a.m.: combined worship service.

Previous Witness Newsletters

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

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