AUMC hosts a variety of groups. Learn more about them by reading below! Feel free to contact the group leaders for more information.

Coronavirus update: In response to the coronavirus pandemic, some groups have stopped meeting in person and swapped to online meetings only. Others are still meeting with precautions. Contact individual group leaders for details.

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.

Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts Troop 150

Formed in 1928, Troop 150 is one of the oldest troops in Northern Virginia. Boy Scout meetings take place on Mondays from 7-8 pm at Annandale United Methodist Church and Cub Scout meetings are once a month on Mondays from 6-7 p.m.

Are you interested in more information about joining the fun, camping, and learning experiences? Learn more about our Boy Scouts here or our Cub Scouts here.

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.

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 psherfey@yahoo.com .

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 traditionally has meetings twice a month (although these have been paused for the pandemic), 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 gary@garyfitzgibbon.com 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 traditionally met the second Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. in Room 209. A survey has been sent to the circle members to help determine our plans going forward. Contact Sally Bizer at 703-623-3359 or sally@bizer.net for more information.
  • Martha Circle is currently determining our fall 2021 schedule, but will meet weekly in the fellowship hall at the AUMC Mission Center (7901 Heritage Drive). Contact Betsy Clevenger at 703-425-6425 or etclevenger@verizon.net.@verizon.net for more information.
  • Mary and Martha Circle meets the third Saturday of the month at 8:30 a.m., with a hybrid model of meeting online and at the home of Pat Sherfey. Contact Pat at psherfey@yahoo.com for more information.
  • Sarah Elizabeth Circle traditionally met the second Sunday of the month at 12:30 p.m. in Room 209. Contact Beth Ann Eadie at 703-750-1867 or baeadie@cox.net.