Children’s Ministries

Director: Meredith Lamarche, mbond@annandale-umc.org

Children are a vital part of our ministry. We invite children to have fun and learn about God’s love for them. We offer activities for 2-year-olds through fifth graders. Masks are required for unvaccinated children and adults. Contact Meredith at mbond@annandale-umc.org to be added to our email list.

Children’s church is held in the Media Center downstairs. Everyone starts worship together in the sanctuary before kids are dismissed to children’s church with the group leader. Please note that children will return to the sanctuary prior to communion. Children’s church needs volunteers! If you are interested in helping with this mid-worship activity, please email Meredith, mbond@annandale-umc.org.

Children’s Sunday School is currently on summer recess.

 

Youth Ministries

Director: Rev. Peter Kwon, pkwon@annandale-umc.org

AUMC provides sixth through twelfth graders with a safe space to grow and explore their faith. Stay connected with us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/AnnandaleUMCYouth/ or Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/annandaleyya/ – for the privacy of our students, you’ll need to log in to connect with us. To keep up with Youth activities email Peter Kwon and ask him to add you to his mailing list.

Sunday School and Youth Night (Ramp) are currently on summer recess.

Supporting our students: Let Peter know your schedules for sport events, performances, or anything else! He’d love to be there to show support for you!

Important dates to remember:

  • August 21, 5-8 p.m.: Join in our Annual Dodgeball Tournament! Dinner is provided. You are welcomed to invite friends and show off your canons! Click here to register.

For more information, contact Rev. Peter Kwon, Director of Youth Ministries, at pkwon@annandale-umc.org.

Young Adults

Director: Rev. Peter Kwon, pkwon@annandale-umc.org

Young adult ministry at AUMC is for young adults, ages 18-35, who are interested in studying God’s word, sharing in Christian fellowship, and serving together in mission.

The Young Adults participate in a wide variety of other fellowship and mission activities including everything from movie nights and Superbowl parties to packaging meals for the hungry and writing Easter cards for human trafficking survivors. To be added to the AUMC Young Adults email list, contact Rev. Peter Kwon, pkwon@annandale-umc.org or 703-256-8330.

Adult Education

Director: Rev. Jason Micheli, jmicheli@annandale-umc.org

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 jmicheli@annandale-umc.org with questions.

New Class: Tolkien Heads: The Man, the Mythology, and Middle-Earth. Jason Micheli and Tripp Fuller of Homebrewed Christianity are launching a pop-up class online in anticipation of the new Lord of the Rings show on Amazon. Not only will Fleming Rutledge be joining us to discuss her book, Tolkien’s Divine Design, we have a number of famous Tolkien scholars on tap to participate as guest panelists. The class is asynchronous and you can participate fully without being present at any specific time. The weekly streaming session will take place on Mondays at 8 p.m. ET. Learn more and register at https://homebrewedchristianity.lpages.co/tolkienheads/

  • New Sunday school class, 9:15 a.m. in the Little White Church. Jason will lead a free-for-all conversation about the day’s scripture and answer any questions you have about his sermons, and discuss any other faith-based questions brought to the group.

  • Immanuel Faith-in-Life. The Immanuel and Exploring Faith in Life classes have combined in Room 210 at 9:15 a.m. The Immanuel/Faith in Life Class invites you to “Summer at the Movies.” Each Sunday morning from July 10 through the end of August we will host a viewing of “Jesus: His Life,” a 2019 production of the History Channel. The series consists of eight stand-alone episodes told from the perspective of someone who played a pivotal role in His life. No books or study, only tea and fellowship, and maybe popcorn. For more information, contact Harry Day at dayshome@verizon.net or Janet Woods at jcwoods2@verizon.net.

  • In His Steps. This class meets in Room 302 at 9:15 am with a Zoom option. The In His Steps Adult Sunday School Class will start a new 5-week study this Sunday, August 14, of what it means to be a United Methodist follower of Jesus, using materials provided through the #BeUMC Campaign. #BeUMC honors the core values that connect the people of The United Methodist Church. The campaign calls us to embrace our Wesleyan heritage and to be the church our communities so desperately need.  You are cordially invited to join us for this study. For more information, contact Bill Iwig at bethesda.duo@verizon.net or Jerry Beyer at beyerga@gmail.com, co-leaders of the class.

  • Women in Search of Truth. This class is currently on summer recess. For more information, contact Tracy Carney at tracy@carneyzone.net or Brenda Pool at brenda.k.poole@saic.com.

Our other classes which have been meeting during the pandemic are as follows; please contact the leaders for details on meeting in person vs. online and more information:

Annandale also hosts a variety of fellowship groups – visit the Groups page to learn more!