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.

The Wellness Center: Coming Soon to 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 Sabo Wellness Clinic, opening soon at the Mission Center.

This innovative clinic will operate 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. We look forward to welcoming our first patients at The Janet Petty Sabo Wellness Clinic!

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

Upcoming Mission Activities

Crop Hunger Walk, Oct. 14: Walk, Give, Change the world! Walk around Lake Accotink and raise money to fight hunger! Registration starts at 8 a.m. near the Lake Accotink Park marina and the walk starts at 8:30 a.m. A portion of the funds raised will go to the ACCA food pantry. Contact Marcia Twomey at mstwomey2@gmail.com  to learn more about our church's involvement. Find out more about the walk on the ACCA website at https://accacares.org/cropwalk/ . Information about pledging online can be found at www.crophungerwalk.org/annandaleva .

ACCA Furniture Delivery, Oct. 21: The Annandale Christian Community for Action (ACCA) delivers used furniture to families in need from the warehouse next to the Little White Church. We meet down by the Little White Church at 8 a.m. once a month and are finished by noon. Your strong arms and backs are needed and appreciated. Our next delivery date is Saturday, October 21. Contact Ted Torsch with questions at Torsch@verizon.net or 443-415-8954.

Hypothermia Prevention, Nov. 26 - Dec. 3: Winters can be especially hard on our neighbors without homes, as shelters fill up and the outdoors freeze. Through the Hypothermia Prevention Program, local churches take turns hosting our wandering saints each night for a week. Beginning the Sunday after Thanksgiving, we at Annandale are housing the Wandering Saints of Fairfax County in our Media Center and Lower Atrium. We minister to our unsheltered neighbors by providing a warm breakfast and a nutritious dinner and a bagged lunch to take with them as they leave on their daily treks. We provide gas cards, metro cards and tokens, McDonald’s gift cards, essential personal care bags, our ever famous “Long Johns”, socks, donated coats, and entertainment. Everyone gets blankets and a mattress, ample floor space, and a clean and warm area to spend the night. During their stay here, our guests are offered vaccinations for covid and flu, health services and counseling with the hope of housing them as quickly as possible. To be part of this very active ministry, call or email Teresa Beyer, 301-221- 8321 or email larachliath@gmail.com. Watch for more info in the Connect, Sunday Bulletin and in this space for sign-up info.

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, 4:45-7 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

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.
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.
Use Amazon Smile
Do you shop online with Amazon? Did you know that your purchases could help support the Mission Center? By using Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate a small percentage of your purchases to non-profit organizations. Click here to sign up to support Annandale UMC. All donations from Amazon Smile go to support the Mission Center. Thank you in advance for your support, Amazon shoppers!
Deliver Furniture
The Annandale Christian Community for Action (ACCA) delivers used furniture to families in need from the warehouse next to the Little White Church. We meet down by the Little White Church at 8 a.m. once a month and are finished by noon. Your strong arms and backs are needed and appreciated. If you are interested in being on the Annandale UMC furniture team, contact Ted Torsch at 443-415-8954 or torsch@verizon.net. Heavy lifting is required.

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!