AUMC has a wide variety of events for all ages – newcomers are always welcome! We have a list of our special events below. Click here to read our latest Witness newsletter for details, news, and more.

If you have any questions about the events, contact the church office at 703-256-8330 or



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Snow removal help needed this winter: We’re looking for some hearty volunteers to help us clear the sidewalks and doorways at AUMC when we receive large snowfalls. If you can help by shoveling or operating a snow blower, contact the office at 703-256-8330 or

The pecans have arrived! Annandale United Methodist Women are selling pecans (whole and in pieces, chocolate- and cinnamon-covered) and chocolate-caramel turtles during fellowship in Wright Hall. Proceeds go to AUMW’s mission programs. To reserve a case of 24 or to make a special request, contact Sally Bizer at 703-256-3373. Make checks payable to AUMW.


Onward into Advent

Monday, Dec. 10 – Tuesday, Dec. 11: Attend the AARP Smart Driver class. The two-day course for drivers 55 and over will be held 10 a.m.– 3 p.m. each day in the Media Center, with one hour off for lunch. Cost: AARP members – $15; nonmembers – $20. The class is currently full. To inquire about the waiting list, contact Jane Underhill at 703-573-2056.

Sunday, Dec. 16: Advent sermon: Bearing Witness on the Brink – Isaiah 35:1-10. Isaiah and St. Paul see how God’s reckoning of judgment is wide; therefore, salvation is cosmic in scope: new creation.

Sunday, Dec. 16: Youth Christmas Party. All youth (6th-12th grade) are invited. Join us 5:30-8 p.m. for a White Elephant gift exchange ($10 limit), cookie-decorating contest, and ugly sweater contest!

Sunday: Dec. 23: Advent sermon: King of the Last Things – Isaiah 9. Advent is a time where we recall that the “last things” (heaven, hell, judgment) are all already summed up in the incarnation.

Sunday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve. Candlelight service for families at 4 p.m. Candlelight services at 7 and 11 p.m. New this year: A nativity scene in front of church with live animals. Bring the kids!!

Saturday, Dec. 29: Young Adults’ End of Year Party. Everyone who is 18-35 is welcome to join Peter to celebrate the end of 2018 and the start of a new year!

Sunday, Dec. 30: College Sunday. Single service at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. AUMC’s returning college students participate in our worship service.

A New Year

Wednesday, Jan. 2: Young Adults’ Passion Conference.

Sunday, Jan. 6, 8:30 and 11 a.m.: Epiphany Sunday. Gifts and Thanks – 1 Thessalonians 5:18. Guest speaker: Diana Butler Bass, author of Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks. Diana Butler Bass holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from Duke University and is the award-winning author of 10 books. In Grateful, her most recent work, Bass weaves together social science research, spiritual wisdom and contemporary issues as she calls for a richer understanding and practice of gratitude. What emerges are surprising insights about the power of thankful living to change how we treat one another, and how we might transform our world.

Sunday, Jan. 6, 6:30 p.m.: Brethren Epiphany concert in the sanctuary; tickets on sale after Thanksgiving, $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Bi-District Training Day, Jan. 12: The annual training day for clergy and laity in Northern Virginia will be Saturday, Jan. 12, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m., at Floris UMC, 13600 Frying Pan Road in Herndon. The keynote speaker this year is Rev. Dr. Elaine Heath, professor of missional and pastoral theology at Duke Divinity School. There will be a pre-conference event hosted by AUMC on Friday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m., featuring a Q&A with Dr. Heath. Find out more and register at Registration for the Friday evening event is $10. Registration for the Saturday training is $30 through Dec. 14 and $50 beginning Dec. 15.

Sunday, Jan. 20: State of the Dream 2019. Mark your calendar for the FaithJutice Foundation’s fifth annual forum on the state of Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 12:30 p.m. Local students will reflect on Dr. King’s legacy, what it means for them and their hope for the future. Lunch will be served. Details and registration will be available soon at

Sunday, Feb. 3: Young Adults’ Super Bowl Party.

Tuesday, Mar. 5: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, including children’s activities like an egg race!

Wednesday, Mar. 6: Ash Wednesday. Our Lenten study and sermon series begins.

Saturday, Apr. 6: Family Lenten Fair Missions.

Sunday, Apr. 14: Holy Week Walk during children’s Sunday school.

Sunday, April 21: Easter. We will have a children’s Easter egg hunt and other celebrations between services.

Sunday, May 26: Service projects in Wright Hall during children’s Sunday school.

June 16: Summer Sunday school begins.

Previous Witness Newsletters

2018: January 16, February 13, March 13April 17May 15June 12July 17, August 14, September 18, October 16