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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Thank you to everyone who has donated egg cartons and plastic bags to the Mission Center. We currently have an abundance of both items from your generosity, and so we are pausing our collection of those items. Instead we invite you to consider donating cereal for the month of August and also boys’ summer clothing, sizes 2T and up.

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

Rev. Nicole Crouch recently resigned as Director of Mission. She will be seeking a position that allows for more direct client engagement and uses her gifts in that way, with a special interest in immigration. We are sad she was with us only a year, but we are grateful for the good work she was able to do and the next steps she’s helped us identify. She will be with us through the end of August to work on completing some of the items on her agenda. Mission Center leaders, the SPRC, and Rev. Jason Micheli will meet to determine next steps for the position.

Introducing the Northern Virginia District: At Annual Conference, clergy and lay members voted to reduce the number of districts in the Virginia Conference from 16 to 8. At the District Conference on July 9, we closed the Alexandria and the Arlington Districts and officially opened The Northern Virginia District. We have a new logo and new email addresses: District Superintendent Sarah Calvert – NoVaDS@vaumc.org; Administrative Staff – NoVaAdmin@vaumc.org; Program Staff – NoVaDistrict@vaumc.org. More information is available at www.novaumc.org. There will be a celebration of our new district on September 25. More info to come.

Van Ministry Update: Gary Sherfey is now the contact person and is coordinating the Van Ministry. Anyone that will be driving the church van or the blue pick up truck will need to submit to Gary their full name and driver license number, which is needed for insurance purposes. Please send this information to garysherfey@yahoo.com. If you have any questions, please call Gary at 571-278-3099.

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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.

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. We meet in Room 210 at 9:15 a.m. on Sundays. 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.

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/

The In His Steps Adult Sunday School Class starts a new study on Aug. 14 of what it means to be a United Methodist follower of Jesus, using materials provided through the #BeUMC Campaign. #BeUMC calls us to embrace our Wesleyan heritage and UMC core values and be the church our communities so desperately need. Join us Sundays in Room 302 at 9:15 a.m. with a Zoom option. For details, contact Bill Iwig at bethesda.duo@verizon.net or Jerry Beyer at beyerga@gmail.com.

Art Camp for Adults is coming! Join Meredith for an opportunity to explore fun art projects and meet new people. No art experience required! Art Camp will be co-hosted by Annandale UMC and Mt Olivet UMC. On August 17 from 7-9 p.m. at Mt Olivet we will be indigo dyeing. Bring prewashed white t-shirts, socks, dish towels, napkins or fabric (or get creative) to dye. On August 31 from 7-9 p.m. at Annandale UMC we will be making tissue paper sun catchers. A nominal kit fee of $5 per evening covers the cost of the supplies and can be brought the night of each program. Come join the fun! Please contact Meredith Lamarche (AUMC) at 703-256-8330 (ext. 104) or mbond@annandale-umc.org or Karen McElfish (Mt. Olivet) at 703-772-7924 or james.mcelfish@verizon.net with any questions. Sign up at annandalechurch.com/artcamp .

Rev. Nicole Crouch recently resigned as Director of Mission to seek a position with more direct client engagement, particularly helping immigrants. We are grateful for the good work in her year with us and the next steps she’s helped us identify. She will be with us through the end of August. If you would like to contribute to the love offering for Nicole, please send your check, payable to Annandale United Methodist Church, with “Nicole Crouch Love Offering” in the memo line, or cash, with an enclosed note that the donation is for the Nicole Crouch Love Offering, to Annandale UMC, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003 by Aug. 19.

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.

Save the date for Kick Off Sunday, Sept. 11. Children’s Sunday school will be back in session and we’ll celebrate with a church picnic following the worship service. The next week, Sept. 18, we will have a ministry fair to help members connect with in-person classes and small groups after our time away during the pandemic.

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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.