It was a beautiful day on October 3 as we celebrated our 175th anniversary.

Worship was rousing in a way it hasn’t been since the pandemic began, with the Annanbells, brass, organ, choir, and praise band all contributing.

The Little White Church was rededicated after its renovation. Paul Arnold, who built the church’s pews in 1988 to replace the original ones that had fallen into disrepair, was able to be present and received a warm thank you.

Lunch was delicious and kids had fun playing games.

It was a good day. Thanks for being part of it.

While we have met our fundraising goal for the Little White Church’s restoration, there is still more work to do. The foundation is in need of repair, and ongoing maintenance will always be necessary. Donations of any amount will help and are welcome.

You can give online at, using the LWC – 175th ANNIVERSARY line. If giving by check, please write LWC – 175th ANNIVERSARY on the memo line and mail your donation to Annandale United Methodist Church, Attn: Garry Bell, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003