Adult Classes and Groups

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 with questions. 

Seasonal Monday Night Online Class, 7 p.m.

"What's Theology Got to Do With It? Convictions, Vitality, and the Church" with Anthony Robinson

Every liturgical season, we have a new online Monday night class with a variety of great Christian authors.. Our Eastertide class, April 24 - May 29, is "What's Theology Got to Do With It? Convictions, Vitality, and the Church" with Anthony Robinson. For congregations seeking renewed purpose and vitality this book gets to the heart of the matter. One of the leading voices on congregational life and leadership, Anthony Robinson makes the case that congregations should openly express their beliefs and values to clarify their purpose. Doing so opens up new avenues for transforming worship, promoting spiritual formation, and forwarding a church's mission. The wisdom invested in this book is powerful enough to shape a ministry and lead a congregation to its call. Tony is a writer and preacher, teacher and semi-practical theologian. The author of 14 books, including Transforming Congregational Culture, Changing the Conversation, and The Book of Acts for a New Day. After serving four congregations over a thirty year period, he taught in several seminaries in the U.S. and Canada, consulted with congregations and their leaders and wrote a bunch. These days he divides his time between Seattle and his beloved Wallowa Mountains in Oregon. Sign up at

Adult Sunday School Classes

Join us Sunday mornings before worship for a variety of classes - from serious studies to casual conversation, in person classes and online meetings, and more.

Immanuel Faith-in-Life

Sundays, 9:15 a.m., Room 210
We are discussing Parables from the Back Side: Bible Stories with a Twist (volume one), by J. Ellsworth Kalas. The author and former UMC pastor presents new insight into some of the best known passages from the Bible--the parables of Jesus. Kalas approaches the parables through the “back side”: through a unique starting point, a creative retelling, a new “lens,” or the eyes of a minor character. Join us for Bible study, discussion, tea, and snacks!

In His Steps

Sundays, 9:15 a.m. in Room 302 or on Zoom
The class is studying the New Testament book, Hebrews.  The book of Hebrews is a sermon encouraging the often exhausted and persecuted early church with a retelling of the gospel story.  In a sense, Hebrews is a Christian introduction to the Old Testament, showing how the Old Testament story points to Jesus as the Messiah, our great high priest and the perfect sacrifice for our sins. This faith-building bible study will provide encouragement and confidence in God’s promises for our lives today.  You are cordially invited to join us for this study. For details, contact Bill Iwig at or Jerry Beyer at

Women in Search of Truth

Sundays, 9-9:45 a.m. on Zoom
We recently began studying Gideon – Your Weakness, God’s Strength by Priscilla Shirer, in a study which will run to early May. No pressure on doing homework or speaking during discussion – we are all in this together! Study books are available for $12.99 at For details, contact Brenda Poole at or Tracy Carney at All are welcome!

Sunday Free-for-All

Most Sundays, 9:15 a.m., Hughes Hall
 Join Rev. Jason Micheli for a a free-for-all discussion of the day’s scripture, recent sermons, or any other faith-based questions you have. We meet on Sundays when the “Meet the Church” new member class is not occuring. All are welcome!

Meet the Church

Fourth Sundays, 9:15 a.m., Hughes Hall
This recurring class is for visitors, new members, and others curious about the culture and beliefs here at Annandale UMC. It meets on the fourth Sunday of the month in Hughes Hall, the smaller sanctuary space immediately in front of the main doors. All are welcome. This class is hosted by our Head Pastor Rev. Jason Micheli and our Communications Manager, Richard Bass. If you’re thinking of attending, give Richard a heads up at

The Annandale United Women of Faith

This group provides an opportunity for women to grow in spirituality together. There are several different circles of the AUWF, with different meeting times:

Lydia Circle

Second Thursdays, 10 a.m. in Room 210
Contact Sally Bizer at 703-623-3359 for details.

Mary and Martha Circle

Third Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. at the home of Margaret Bruce
Contact Debbi Iwig at 202-294-9939 for more information.

Martha Circle

Last Mondays, 11 a.m. at the Mission Center
Call Betsy Clevenger at 703-425-6424 for details.

Sarah Elisabeth Circle

Second Sundays, 12:30 p.m. in Room 210
Contact Beth Ann Eadie at 703-750-1867 for details. for more information.

Other Classes

Grace and Truth Small Group

Mondays at 7 p.m.
Contact Gary FitzGibbon at for details.

1 Kings Men's Bible Study

First and Third Saturdays at 8:30 a.m.
Contact Bill Iwig at for details.

Annandale Book Lovers

Third Sundays at 7 p.m.
Contact David Barker at for details.