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 office@annandale-umc.org

September Events

Sunday, Sept. 30: Deadline for donations for Kairos. The Kairos Prison Ministry Team is preparing to share God’s love with the men at Greensville Correctional Center, Oct. 11–14. A cookie sign-up sheet, prison-approved cookie recipes and instructions are on the table in the atrium. Sugar-free and gluten-free cookies are especially needed. If you cannot bake cookies but want to make a donation for baking supplies, make a check payable to AUMC (with Kairos Cookies in the note line) by Sept. 30. Cookies must be baked by Oct. 7. Also, if you are willing to pray for the team and weekend participants, please add your name to the sign-up sheet in the atrium. Contact Bill Iwig at 301-365-7532 for more information.

Sunday, Sept. 30: The Questions God Asks. Our sermon will be based on Genesis 32:22-32, “What is Your Name?”

Plan Ahead

Wednesday, Oct. 3 – Sunday, Oct. 13: Get ready to get your picture taken for the AUMC directory! There have been a lot of changes since our last directory was published four years ago. New members, not to mention new pastors! Photos for the new directory will be taken by Re:Member Church Directories Oct. 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12 and 13. Participants will receive a free 8×10 portrait and a chance to order additional photos at a reduced price. Cyndi Jones will be in the atrium today and the next two Sundays to schedule photo sessions. Be sure to stop by the table to reserve your time slot.

Saturday, Oct. 6, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Hypothermia Yard Sale. Proceeds will go toward supporting the travel needs of our hypothermia guests this winter. Items that can be donated for sale include clothing, household goods, kitchen items, small furniture, Christmas items, books and videos. For more information, contact Teresa Beyer at 301-221-8321 or larachliath@gmail.com.

Sunday, Oct. 7: The Questions God Asks. Our sermon will be based on Exodus 4:1-17, “What is in Your Hand?”

Sunday, Oct. 7: Get your flu shots! Flu shots will be available at the church on Sunday, Oct. 7, 9–10 a.m. and 10:30–11:30 a.m. in Room 210. Cost: $33 for a regular dose, $65 for an extra-strength dose for Medicare or seniors 65 or older. Ages: 4 years and older; flu mist for younger children is not available. To make a reservation, email jkitzmiller@annandale-umc.org or call 703-256-8330. (Short-sleeved shirt suggested.)

Sunday, Oct. 7: Deadline for cookies for Kairos. The Kairos Prison Ministry Team is preparing to share God’s love with the men at Greensville Correctional Center, Oct. 11–14. A cookie sign-up sheet, prison-approved cookie recipes and instructions are on the table in the atrium. Sugar-free and gluten-free cookies are especially needed. Cookies must be baked by Oct. 7. Also, if you are willing to pray for the team and weekend participants, please add your name to the sign-up sheet in the atrium. Contact Bill Iwig at 301-365-7532 for more information.

Sunday, Oct. 14: The Questions God Asks. Our sermon will be based on Jonah 4:1-11, “You Have the Right to be Enraged?” We will be joined by guest speaker Brian Stolarz, the author of Grace and Justice on Death Row.

Sunday, Oct. 14, 12:30 p.m.: FaithJustice Forum. The subject will be “Ending Mass Incarceration: Restoration and Hope – A Conversation with Brian Stolarz.” Register online at annandalechurch.com/faithjustice. The event is free; lunch boxes will be available for $7.

Sunday, Oct. 21: The Questions God Asks. Our sermon will be based on Mark 8:27-33, “Who do You Say That I Am?”

Sunday, Oct. 21, 5:30 p.m.: Ramp Halloween Party. All youth are invited.

Saturday, Oct. 27: Annandale Parade.

Sunday, Oct. 28: The Questions God Asks. Rev. Dr. Rubén Rosario Rodríguez, associate professor of systemic theology at Saint Louis University, will be our guest preacher at the 8:32 and 11 a.m. services. Dr. Rodríguez is the author of several books and won the 2011 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award for Theology for Racism and God-Talk: A Latino/a Perspective.

Sunday, Oct. 28: Fall Fun Festival. Join us for Trunk or Treat, pumpkin decorating, a chili cook-off, and more!

Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Calling all crafters. Planning is beginning for the annual AUMC Craft Bazaar & Book Sale. All crafters and artists may contact Cyra Doty at radu94@aol.com for the registration form and guidelines. Start saving your used books for the United Methodist Men’s Book Sale.

Saturday, Nov. 10: Youth Paintball Trip.

Saturday, Nov. 17: FaithJustice Forum. We will host a screening of 13th by Ava Duvernay.

Sunday, Nov. 18: Youth Bake Sale (during services).

Onward into Advent

Sunday, Dec. 2: Advent study and sermon series begins.

Saturday, Dec. 8, 9 a.m. – noon: Christmas Pageant Rehearsal.

Saturday, Dec. 8, noon – 2 p.m.: St. Nick’s Workshop. Come to this children’s event for lunch and Christmas crafts!

Sunday, Dec. 9: Christmas Pageant during both worship services (8:30 and 11 a.m.)

Sunday, Dec. 16: Ramp Christmas Party. All youth are invited!

Sunday, Dec. 23: Youth Bake Sale (during services).

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!

A New Year

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

Sunday, Jan. 6: Spring Academy Open House. Come learn about our adult classes and their new study topics in the new year!

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.