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

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Mission Center news: FACETS, an anti-poverty organization serving Fairfax County, has awarded the the church a grant of $25,317 to support the Mission Center’s Thursday food program. We are grateful for their support.

Last week, Fairfax County’s Board of Supervisors unanimously approved AUMC’s rezoning application for the Mission Center. Previously, the Mission Center had two antiquated zonings that prevented us from making any improvements to the facility or developing partnerships with other service providers. In lifting the zonings and rezoning as a community benefit, the Board of Supervisors had many positive and grateful things to say about the church’s work in our community on behalf of our neighbors. AUMC and the Mission Center are now in a position to make an even bigger impact. 

Intergenerational Art Project: the weaving ends Sept. 16! Individuals can sign up at annandalechurch.com/artproject2021 for a timeslot to add your part of the story to the beautiful tapestry that is AUMC’s shared walk with Christ. Families or groups (women’s circles, Sunday school classes, etc.) are encouraged to contact Meredith directly at mbond@annandale-umc.org to schedule a weaving session. To start, you will write or draw your favorite scripture, a prayer, or something you’re thankful to God for on a piece of fabric. Meredith will then walk you through how to weave it into the project on the loom. This project is intended for all ages and can be adjusted for little hands, dexterity concerns, and more.

Welcome Wednesday Open House, Weekday Preschool and Early Learning Program: For the next several Wednesdays, the Weekday Preschool and Early Learning Program at AUMC will hold open houses for those who want to learn more about the programs. schedule a tour by writing to wps@annandale-umc.org or call 703-256-1100.

Click here to learn about our children’s summer reading challenge!

Youth Night (Ramp) and Sunday School start Sept. 12. Sunday school will meet at 9:15 a.m., including a Confirmation Class from Oct. 3 to Easter. Our regular Sunday Youth Night will be 4-6:30 p.m. There will be a lesson, games related to the lesson, and other fun activities that will help our students bond and build friendship!

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.

Adult Choir Open House, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 7:15-8:45 p.m. Everyone college-age and up is welcome; contact Pat at pvaughn@annandale-umc.org for details. We are asking that all participants in the Adult Choir be fully vaccinated.

New Online Class: Sept. 13-Oct. 25: Anchorman: Hope According to Hebrews. Jason Micheli and David King will be doing another class starting the Monday after Labor Day and continuing on Mondays through October from 7:00-8:15 p.m. on Zoom. Tony Robinson, Josh Munnikhuysen, and Todd Littleton will once again join as guest teachers. The book of Hebrews is a beautiful sermon that was written to encourage a people who were experiencing a crisis in their faith. The inevitability of persecution was rising, and with that came fear and a loss of hope. So the preacher writes to remind them that God has consistently taken the initiative to make Himself known throughout the ages, that He is a God who speaks, and that in these difficult days He has spoken fully through his Son. With beautiful relevance for today, we are reminded Jesus is still the final say of the Father and the Anchor of our souls. Click here to register.

Mark Your Calendars: UMW Women’s Picnic, September 18. The Annandale United Methodist Women invite all women of the church to a celebration picnic at Lake Accotink on Saturday, September 18, from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Stay tuned for more information.

Listening Sessions with Rev. Nicole Crouch: Come and share what you love about your church and what you hope for the future, with our new Director of Mission. In person sessions are on Sundays in Hughes Hall: Sept. 19 at 9:30 a.m. and Sept. 26 following worship. Zoom sessions are Wednesdays: Sept. 22 at noon and Sept. 29 at
7 p.m. (registration required). Email ncrouch@annandale-umc.org for more info.

There will be an online Special Charge Conference on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. to approve the documents required by the Virginia Conference for Nicole’s appointment. A Zoom link will be sent to the congregation before the meeting.

Clothing donations for Afghan refugees accepted until Sept. 23: We are collecting and delivering socks and underwear sets for children, men, and women (including sports bras). New items only, please. We are also collecting new or lightly used men’s clothing (sweat pants, T-shirts). Drop your donations off in Wright Hall on Sunday morning, or during the week from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the box outside Door 2.

AUMC is doing Rebuilding Together again this year with St Barnabas Episcopal Church and ACCA on Saturdays, Oct. 2 and 9. We will be doing yard work and some skilled construction on a local group home. This is our 19th year helping residents of our community make their homes safer, drier, and more livable. Please let John Clarke know if you would like to participate this year at clarkejh1@gmail.com.

Celebrate AUMC’s 175th Anniversary

Saturday, October 2, 2021: We will rededicate our historic display at a media event with local officials, long-time church supporters, and major donors to the Little White Church 175 project. A small reception will follow.

Register Now to Attend the Anniversary Meal: Following the worship service on October 3, we will have an outdoors congregational meal to celebrate our 175th anniversary. There’s no charge to attend, although you’ll have an opportunity to make a free-will offering. To make sure we have enough food and tables, please register at annandalechurch.com/anniversarymeal.

175th Little White Church Project: Recognizing and Renewing Our History. Work has begun on improvements to the setting of the Little White Church, which was built between 1868 and 1870 to replace the original church building. The 175th Little White Church Project will give this landmark building the recognition it deserves. Our fundraising goal for the project and future upkeep is $50,000. Your generosity is needed and much appreciated! Those who give $5,000 or more will be recognized on a plaque at the site. To give online at annandalechurch.com/giving, put the amount you want to give in the LWC – 175th ANNIVERSARY line. If giving by check, please write 175 LWC on the memo line. Thank you for helping.

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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. Thank you for continuing to support this ministry.

Volunteers needed to help with our A/V needs: We’ve ordered new video cameras to improve our online worship experience. When the new equipment arrives, we’ll have opportunities for volunteers to learn how to use the cameras and help us record the services. This is a chance to learn about the latest technology and help your church! Contact our Director of Worship, Pat Vaughn, at pvaughn@annandale-umc.org.