AUMC hosts a variety of groups. Learn more about them by reading below! Feel free to contact the group leaders for more information, or click here to read our Fall 2018 Classes and Groups booklet.

Annandale Book LoverS

This group meets the third Sunday of each month to discuss a book. Newcomers are always welcome! Check our Current Events page for information on our next meeting.

Pastoral Counseling Center

Pastoral counseling encompasses the professional approaches of traditional psychotherapy combined with the wisdom of spirituality and faith traditions. Our counseling is grounded in a deep respect for the connections we all share, honoring the individuality and uniqueness of each person. In addition, we offer a variety of educational groups and workshops. Click here to learn more.


Join this running group on Saturday mornings beginning in October for a time of fellowship and cardiovascular fun. Time together include a devotional,  run, and  post run refreshment and discussion. It is led by Alison Keller-Micheli ( and John Houston (

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one lay caring ministry that provides high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting or going through difficult phases of life. Stephen Ministers are lay members who have received 50 hours of training that teaches the principles and skills needed to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered emotional and spiritual care. Care receivers are AUMC members and others in the community who  are struggling through a difficult time in life—experiencing grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or some other life crisis. If you would like to speak with a Stephen Minister, or are interested in becoming one, please contact our AUMC Stephen Leader, Pat Sherfey, at  703-354-9676 or .

United Methodist Men

United Methodist Men (UMM) is a creative, supportive, fellowship of men who seek to know Jesus Christ, to grow spiritually, and to seek daily God’s will. As stated on its national web site, the purpose of UMM is “helping men grow in Christ, so others can know Christ.” Annandale UMM meets on the first and third Sundays of the month at Jukebox Diner (7039 Columbia Pike) for a 1 Kings Bible Study, as well as hosting yearly steak dinners, used book sales, and other activities. They also sponsor Troop 150 of the Boy Scouts. For more information, contact Gary FitzGibbon at or 703-963-8707.

United Methodist Women

This group provides an opportunity for women to grow in spirituality together. There are several different circles of the UMW, with different meeting times:

  • Lydia Circle: meets at 10 a.m. in Room 209 on the 2nd Thursday of the month. We are an active group of women who come together for service projects, guided tours of local religious locations, luncheons, prayer time, and more.
  • Martha Circle: meets the 4th Monday of each month in the AUMC Mission Center (7901 Heritage Drive) at 7 p.m. For the past two years we have been studying the women of the Bible. Contact Betsy Clevenger at 703-425-6424 or
  • Sarah Elizabeth Circle: meets at 12:30 p.m. after the 11 o’clock service on the 2nd Sunday of the month in Room 209. The chair person is Beth Ann Eadie – 703-750-1867 or

    To learn about events hosted by but not otherwise affiliated with AUMC, visit our calendar.