We are a congregation that lives our love of God through service to those in need, whether they live in our neighborhood or on distant shores.  Acting on AUMC’s overall mission to Love God, Love Neighbor and Serve the World, we support our local community and the world through service, prayer, financial support and fellowship. Our mission outreach is structured to ensure that everyone, young and old alike, can participate.

To donate to our mission projects
, designate funds towards the Lenten Mission Project at annandalechurch.com/giving

Curious about plans for future mission projects? Want to get more involved? Attend our Missions Committee meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Contact Teresa Schwartz at larachliath@gmail.com for a Zoom invite.

Upcoming Mission Events

Help Out at the Mission Center

Tuesdays, 2:45-4 p.m.
Unload food items provided by Food for Others, to crate those items, and place the crates on the tables or storage shelves.
2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
We are offering a diaper distribution on the second and fourth Tuesdays each month with Opportunity Neighborhood and FACETS.
Thursdays, 3-4:45 p.m.
Help with our weekly food distribution by packing grocery bags, dividing produce, and other tasks.
Thursdays, 4-7 p.m.
Help distribute bags of food to our neighbors in need. Two timeslots are available to allow flexibility for our volunteers.

Other ways to get involved

Food drives, furniture moving, and more

Children’s winter gear needed! The Mission Center is currently distributing children’s hats, gloves and coats. Please drop off new or gently used items at the Mission Center or in the boxes in the coat room.
Drive Seniors to Appointments
The Shepherd Center needs volunteers to help drive seniors to medical appointments. In recent months the number of requests have been mounting and several have been going unfilled. You can accept appointments at your convenience using their very efficient computer system. Call the Shepherd Center at 703-941-1419 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) for more information.
Deliver Furniture
Donated furniture and other household items for local families in need is stored in our warehouse next to the Little White Church. The Annandale Christian Community for Action  receives requests for furniture through Fairfax County human services staff and specialized agencies, churches, and schools.  ACCA churches and community volunteers take turns providing teams of volunteers to collect and deliver the furniture on Saturday mornings. Check the Mission Calendar above for upcoming dates. If you can lend a hand, contact Ted Torsch at  torsch@verizon.net. Heavy lifting is required.
Donate Food
On the first Sunday of the month, we collect donations in containers inside the church's main doors for the Annandale Christian Community for Action food pantry. All other Sundays, we collect items for the Mission Center in the white bins in the coat closet at the front of the church; we are currently focusing on 1 pound bags of rice and beans.
Teach English as a Second Language
To help someone learn English, you do NOT need to know another language. Our students learn best from someone who is friendly, patient, and appreciative of the effort it takes to learn a new language. For details, please call John Clarke, 703-606-6464, or speak to Betsy Clevenger or Pam Jones.
Combat Social Isolation as a Volunteer
Grocery shoppers and social visitors (in-person or by phone) are needed in Annandale, Springfield, and Alexandria. Form a new connection and help combat social isolation. Bilingual skills are helpful. To learn more and register go to bit.ly/FXVSVOL , email VolunteerSolutions@FairfaxCounty.gov , or call 703-324-5406.

The Annandale UMC Mission Center

At 7901 Heritage Drive, Annandale VA 22003

In 2012, Annandale UMC merged with Immanuel UMC. While all worship services take place in the original Annandale UMC, we have converted the Immanuel UMC building into a mission center, hosting various community outreach activities. Current activities at the Mission Center (7901 Heritage Drive) include a weekly food program, diaper distribution, and more!

The Wellness Center IS NOW Open at the Mission Center

The Medical Care for Children Partnership Foundation, together with Annandale United Methodist Church and a collaborative team of visionaries, is pleased to announce the Janet Petty Wellness Clinic, now open at the Mission Center.
This innovative clinic operates on weekdays outside of traditional office hours, as well as weekends, to provide comprehensive dental care and better meet the needs of uninsured working families. This clinic addresses the significant gap in health services for vulnerable Fairfax County residents, and will allow us to remain nimble in our care delivery for years to come!

Many special thanks to Marcia Twomey, Executive Director of the MCCP Foundation, for facilitating the acquisition of a generous multi-year grant from Robert I. Schattner Foundation.

The services we provide at the Mission Center and through the Janet Petty Wellness Clinic, are simply astounding. Thanks to everyone who makes it possible for us to serve those in need.

Volunteer Positions at the Mission Center

Mission Center Assistant Trustee for Custodial: Bilingual English/Spanish speaker sought to help recruit and manage 15 hour/week evening janitor/custodian for Mission Center. This will save AUMC money over current cleaning contract and greatly improve cleanliness of building. We have had applicants for the position, but all have been Spanish speakers with minimal English. Contact Ann Cooke at anncooke153@yahoo.com or Dana A. Goward at dagoward@gmail.com

Mission Center Webpage Coordinator: Help create and maintain webpage for Mission Center. Share all the good work and services offered at the Mission Center. A web presence is essential to communicate with clients, advertise opportunities, and support grant applications. Web skills helpful but not required. Volunteer can assemble / coordinate information and pass to staff. Contact John Clark at clarkejh1@gmail.com or Richard Bass at rbass@annandale-umc.org

Mission Center Community Advisory Board Coordinator: Help Mission Center Board of Directors (BOD) establish, coordinate, and conduct regular meetings of a Community Advisory Board. MC BOD wants to be more client focused and community driven. To do that we need regular interaction and advice from the community. Contact John Clarke at clarkejh1@gmail.com or Dana A. Goward at dagoward@gmail.com

Mission Center Food Inventory Control & Security workers: Spend a few hours each Friday taking inventory of remaining food items to inform our shoppers about our food needs for the next week. After inventory relocate rolling shelving and partitions to both secure the food area and make the hall available for weekend fellowship by three partner congregations. Contact Elizabeth Clevenger at etclevenger@verizon.net 

Grant Writing Team Leaders and Members: Each year AUMC and the Mission Center miss out on hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants. Team coordinator and folks to help fill out applications needed. Contact Dana A. Goward at dagoward@gmail.com