AUMC has a wide variety of events for all ages – newcomers are always welcome! We have a list of our special events below, or you can check our room use calendar to learn what’s going on in our main campus building each day.

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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Egg cartons and paper bags needed: Thank you all for donating egg cartons when we asked. We buy eggs in bulk and repackage them into 12-egg cartons to hand out at our weekly food distribution. That need continues. Another big need we have is for paper bags with handles. We use more than 200 brown paper grocery bags with handles each week to pack the non-perishable food items we distribute. Donating clean, intact “shopping bags” will cut down on the cost of purchasing them. Bring your bags, egg cartons, or food donations to the Mission Center or leave them in the white boxes under the coat racks at the church. Thank you so much for your support.

Visit the Missions page to learn about other opportunities to help our community.

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New online class: “Help My Unbelief,” April 25 – July 7, Mondays at 7 p.m. Nothing has motivated Fleming Rutledge in her preaching more than addressing people’s struggles with doubt. Help My Unbelief speaks directly to the “faithful doubters” and the “unbelieving believers” of the church who wrestle with questions and uncertainties about Christian faith. Join Jason Micheli, Anthony Robinson, Joshua Monkeyheisen, Teer Hardy, and Tommie Marshall as we discuss Fleming’s book. Sign up at annandalechurch.com/unbelief

AUMC’s Got Talent! Our annual church-wide talent show and ice cream social will be Sunday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m. Come for a great night of fun and fellowship! Sign up now for a slot — there’s room for everyone! If you sing, play an instrument, dance, act, juggle, or whatever, come and be a part of this great evening for the whole Annandale church family! To sign up or for more information, contact Pat Vaughn at pvaughn@annandale-umc.org or 703-256-8330. Sign-ups are needed by Wednesday, June 1.

Sermons on the Sermon on the Mount: New Series Begins June 5. The Sermon on the Mount is perhaps the most familiar and least understood of all the teachings of Jesus. As the poet T.S. Eliot writes, the only way to live is on your knees. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus is doing far more than presenting himself to his disciples as a new Moses, commissioning a covenant community with new commandments. Those who hear the sermon as be-attitudes and exhortations fail to realize the demand actually is higher than you know, and that allows you to go on your knees more quickly. Jesus Christ brought a fresh and radical insight to the endless human struggle with demand, associating it with weakness rather than with strength, with failure rather than success. He believed that we only begin to meet the requirements of life when we despair of our ability to do so and turn to a savior. 

Arizona Mission Trip, June 18-25. The mission of this trip to the White Mountain Apache Reservation in Arizona with the Highland Support Project is to help empower indigenous people to live on their land, in their communities and with their culture. Projects are outdoors—irrigation canal maintenance, farm and garden projects, and corral work for an equine program. The cost per person is $500 for program materials, plus airfare, housing ($40 per night), food ($20–25 per day) and transportation. To learn more, contact Cory Culver at runavy93@yahoo.com or visit annandalechurch.com/arizona-mission-trip .

Save the Date: Vacation Bible School will be July 18-22, 9 a.m. – noon. Vacation Bible School. Register at annandalechurch.com/vbs2022 ! If you have any questions in the meantime or would like to sign up to help make VBS happen this year, please contact Meredith Lamarche.

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The Mission Center is now distributing food on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Current donation needs are for 1lb or 2lb bags of rice and adult diapers (all sizes). To join us in serving our neighbors, please sign up online at annandalechurch.com/foodsignup, or learn more at annandalechuch.com/missions. Thank you for continuing to support this ministry.

New Childcare Supervisor needed! The Childcare Supervisor is responsible for ensuring a high standard of care for all children while supervising and supporting other team members. They are also responsible for scheduling the childcare workers for all worship services and other church requested activities that require childcare. The pay is $15.00/hr. To learn more and apply, please visit annandalechurch.com/employment.