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.

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Upcoming Events

Support ACCA’s food pantry on Feb. 9: Help stuff a Fastran bus parked at the Annandale Giant on Saturday, Feb. 9, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., with food items for those in need. Purchase food at the Giant or bring your own donations to be dropped off at the bus. All items will go to ACCA’s food pantry.

Mark your calendar for Rebuilding Together, Saturday, April 27: AUMC will again be joining with ACCA and St. Barnabas Episcopal Church to help renovate the home of a deserving family in our area. Youth (age 14 and over) and adults are encouraged to participate for the whole day or part of the day. It’s a great opportunity for students who need service hours. If you are interested in helping or fixing snacks for the workers, contact John Clarke at clarkejh1@gmail.com or 703-642-3836.

Help with ACCA furniture delivery: AUMC’s ACCA furniture team helps deliver donated furniture once a quarter. We need a volunteer to lead the team, which includes distributing the schedule to other team members, sending reminders, recruiting new team members and working with our ACCA representative to publicize the program to the congregation. Our next service dates are April 13 and July 13. Please contact Ryan Witkowski at witkowskir@gmail.com or 703-635-6062 if you are interested.

Helping Our Community Every Week

Tuesdays: Volunteer to serve after-school meals at Poe Middle School. The commitment includes prepping, serving or going shopping one Tuesday per month. For more information, contact Sheila Kyer, 703-981-6080 or Sheila.Kyer@dbhds.virginia.gov.

Wednesdays: Be a part of our tutoring team on Wednesday afternoons, 3:45–5:45 p.m., in the Heritage Drive fellowship hall. Volunteers are needed to serve as tutors, readers and snack coordinators for students in grades 1–9. To volunteer, contact Jerry Beyer at 703-399-1395.

Thursdays: Feed those in need: Distribute food to neighbors in need at the Heritage Mission Center (7901 Heritage Drive) every Thursday, 5 – 7 p.m. Contact: Betsy Clevenger, 703-425-6424. Hablas español? Spanish speakers are needed to assist on Thursdays at the food distribution site at the Heritage Drive campus. Many families who visit the site are Spanish speakers and need someone who can translate and explain the process or help fill out forms. If you can give an hour or two on some Thursdays from 5:30 – 7 p.m. please call Betsy Clevenger at 703-425-6424.

Fridays: Lend a hand with backpack meals: Our food ministry provides backpack meals to designated fourth- and fifth-grade students at Annandale Terrace and Braddock Elementary Schools. Volunteers are needed on Friday afternoons to pack the meals and on Wednesday mornings to deliver them. Contact Betsy Clevenger at 703-425-6424.

Collecting Donations for Neighbors in Need

Reuse plastic grocery bags by donating them the food distribution site on the Heritage Campus. Place clean, dry, plastic grocery bags in the Heritage Campus box under the coat rack or bring to the office.

Reading Books for AUMC Tutoring Program: The Annandale UMC Tutoring Program at our Heritage Drive facility invites donations of any used reading books for children in grades 1 – 8.  Please place donated books in the bin marked for Heritage Drive Reading Books located under the coat racks near the front entrance to the church.  If you have any questions, please contact Barb Pearson at barbjpearson@gmail.com or 703-323-6114.

Children’s Clothes Closet: Donations of new or gently used clothing for infants and children are being collected for families who live around the Heritage Drive campus. A collection box is located on the third floor of AUMC Parent Resource Area (near room 311).

ACCA food drive: bring non-perishables on the first Sunday each month to help feed the community.

Heritage Drive Campus Food Drive: Donations of non-perishable food are welcome! Bring donations for the Heritage Food Site to Sunday services the third Sunday of the month. For more information call Betsy Clevenger, 703-425-6424.

The need is greater than ever. A special offering is taken on Communion Sundays (first week of each month) to help ACCA and for our neighbors in need. So when you see the plates by the communion rail, please give generously.

The AUMC Foundation was established to solicit and receive gifts, bequests and endowments; manage those assets; and disburse funds for the support and enhancement of the current and future ministries of AUMC. To find out more about the AUMC Foundation and how your legacy gift can benefit future generations, contact Bill Iwig at 301-365-7532.

AUMC Human Trafficking Task Force

The AUMC Human Trafficking Task Force is committed to educating community members and supporting survivors across northern Virginia. Our outreach includes training about the risks and harms of human trafficking, a monthly e-newsletter with the latest news and events, fundraising for survivors, and engaging with local organizations that are leading the battle against human trafficking in all its forms. For more information or to receive our monthly newsletter, contact Kristine Grow at krstngrow@gmail.com. The National Human Trafficking Hotline is 888-373-7888.

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The AUMC Mission Center

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, weekly tutoring sessions, and more!