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

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AUMC News

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 office@annandale-umc.org.

2019 budget now available: Click here to learn how we’re being responsible stewards of your gifts.

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A New Year

Sunday, Jan. 20, 8:30 and 11 a.m.: Our January sermon series is on Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks by Diana Butler Bass. Today’s sermon: “Joy and Celebration,” based on Philippians 4:13.

Sunday, Jan. 20: State of the Dream 2019. Mark your calendar for the FaithJustice 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 are available at https://www.faithjusticefoundation.org/event/the-state-of-the-dream-2/.

Thursday, Jan. 24: Stephen Lynerd Group in concert at AUMC. Enjoy sacred jazz music from Stephen Lynerd at a special concert at AUMC on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. Stephen’s group includes vibes, piano, bass and drums. The concert is free, but a love offering is appreciated. Stephen has been active in music ministry and is director of music at a church in Chicago. He is also a freelance musician
and recording artist. Find out more about him at stephenlynerd.com.

Sunday, Jan. 27, 9 a.m.: Let Jason know what’s on your mind at a listening session in Hughes Hall. Bring your questions, comments and any ideas you may have about improving our programs at the church.

Sunday, Jan. 27, 10:30 a.m.: Single worship service. Our January sermon series is on Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks by Diana Butler Bass. Today’s sermon: “Community and Politics,” based on John 16:25-33.

Sunday, Jan. 27: Rise Against Hunger Service Day. Make plans to join us for a church-wide service day on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 10:30 a.m. After a brief combined service, we’ll gather in Wright Hall to package meals for Rise Against Hunger. A generous donor has agreed to pay half the cost of the 20,000 meals, if the congregation matches the other half. To help us reach our goal, make a check payable to AUMC (put “Rise Against Hunger” in the memo line), or give online at http://annandalechurch.com/giving (use the “other” donation category).

Sunday, Jan. 27, 3-5 p.m.: Parenting with Love and Logic begins. Are you the harried parent of a young child? Get some strategies for calming your kids, teaching responsibility and making mornings and bedtime fun in a new class called Parenting with Love and Logic. The class will be taught by Maribeth Day, former executive director of AUMC’s Weekday Children’s Programs. Parenting with Love and Logic is an approach to raising kids that teaches parents how to provide loving support for their children while also holding them accountable for their actions with empathy and understanding. Based on the Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun program, parents learn how to show their kids that whining and arguing do not pay, put an end to misbehavior in public, calm sibling bickering, and teach respect, responsibility and self-discipline. The class will meet Jan. 27 and Feb. 3, 10, 24, 3–5 p.m., at AUMC. The cost is $25 per person or $35 per couple. Child care is available at $15 per family. Register at annandalechurch.com/parentingclass.

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

Saturday, Feb. 9: Relationships workshop. Couples, mark your calendar for a one-day relationship-building workshop led by Dr. Dennis Perry, a pastor, licensed counselor and coach who’s counseled hundreds of couples over the past 40 years. Learn how to work on your emotions, identify negative patterns and move beyond them, and how to design a relationship that is more fulfilling for you and your partner. Click here to sign up.

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

2019: January 15

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

Click here to read the results of Jason’s survey on human sexuality and the Book of Discipline.