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 August 13 Witness newsletter for details, news, and more.
If you have any questions about the events, contact the church office at 703-256-8330 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome, Meredith Bond! Please introduce yourself to Meredith, who is our new director of Christian education for children. Meredith has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University and has taught through Henrico County’s Department of Recreation and Parks. In addition, she started Grace Wins Explorative Arts LLC, where she combined her passion for the arts with Christian education. In May, she graduated from Union Seminary in Richmond with an M.A. in Christian Education. Say hello to Meredith and give her a warm welcome!
The AUMC Weekday Preschool and Early Learning Programs are accepting students for the 2019-2020 school year. Both programs are part-time and run from September through early June. Our early childhood programs are all state-licensed and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. For new families registering in July, the $150 registration fee is waived. For more information, call 703-256-1100 for the Weekday Preschool and 703-256-8667 for the Early Learning Program.
Check our Human Sexuality page to learn what determinations were made at General Conference, how AUMC is responding, and to read transcripts of Rev. Jason Micheli’s Bible study on “Sexuality and the Bible.”
Sundays in July and August, 10:30 a.m.: Single summer services. During July and August, we’ll have a single, combined worship service at 10:30 a.m. (Sunday school will meet at 9:30 a.m.) It will be a blended service with elements of our contemporary and traditional services. The music will be coordinated by Pat Vaughn and will include both choral and praise music. So, remember: Starting July 7, church will be at 10:30 a.m., Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.
Sundays in July and August: Join us for Children’s Church! Following the children’s sermon, volunteers will lead children third grade and younger to Hughes Hall. There, they will learn about God’s love through stories, crafts, and other activities. Volunteers needed – sign up at annandalechurch.com/cmvolunteers.
Saturday, Aug. 24: CROP Walk coordinator needed. This year’s Annandale CROP Walk will be Saturday, Oct. 19, at Lake Accotink Park. Part of the proceeds go to ACCA for its food pantry. We are seeking a team coordinator to help publicize the walk, coordinate with walkers and turn in cash and checks that are collected. There will be a team leads’ meeting Saturday, Aug. 24, 11 a.m., at St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church, 4801 Ravensworth Road in Annandale. If you would like to be our team coordinator, contact Jay Morris at email@example.com or 703-256-8330, ext. 113.
Sunday, Aug. 25: Summer sermon series ends. Our final “Crazy Talk” sermon based on the parables of Jesus is next Sunday. Come hear about The Laborers in the Vineyard from Matthew 20:1–16. Our new sermon series, “The Jesus Story Year,” begins Sept. 1.
Saturday, Sept. 21, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Yard sale and book fair. Start setting aside your gently used household items to donate to AUMC’s 4th annual yard sale to support our hypothermia guests this winter. Items can be dropped off at Hughes Hall the day before. The United Methodist Men’s Book Fair will be the same day, starting at 9 a.m. Items that can be donated for sale include clothing, household goods, kitchen items, small furniture, Christmas items, books, CDs and videos. For details, contact Teresa Beyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, Oct. 6 – Saturday, Oct. 12: Mission trip to southwestern Virginia. AUMC is sponsoring an adult mission trip to Jonesville, VA, to help with the Appalachian Service Project (ASP) on Oct. 6-12. We will be doing relational ministry and home repairs. Typical ASP projects include roofing, drywall and insulation, wheelchair ramps, plumbing, electrical repairs, foundation repair, painting, and stair and floor repairs. Cost for the week: $450, including transportation, lodging, meals and all construction materials. Cost for a partial week (three days): $300. For more information, contact John Clarke at email@example.com. Commitments are needed with a nonrefundable deposit of $225/full week or $150/partial week by June 15.
Saturday, Oct. 19: This year’s Annandale CROP Walk will be at Lake Accotink Park. Part of the proceeds go to ACCA for its food pantry. We are seeking a team coordinator to help publicize the walk, coordinate with walkers and turn in cash and checks that are collected. There will be a team leads’ meeting Saturday, Aug. 24, 11 a.m., at St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church, 4801 Ravensworth Road in Annandale. If you would like to be our team coordinator, contact Jay Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-256-8330, ext. 113.