Did you know your personal faith story can be used powerfully by God? If you would like to learn how to put your testimony together, then you don’t want to miss out on participating in a Testimony Workshop. These workshops, offered by Roaring Lambs ministry, help participants look back on their life and identify their spiritual time line, putting together their own personal story of what God has done in their life. A workshop is being offered in Northern Virginia on Saturday, October 14, from 9:30am – 12:30pm. To learn more, visit roaringlambs.org, or contact Cynthia Kneidinger at [email protected].


Disciple Fast Track Bible Study will be studying the Old Testament again this year.  The group will start meeting in September and will meet two times a month in the fall and spring to cover all the Old Testament.  Contact Christine Hagan, [email protected] if interested.

Children’s Church on Sundays —  our Children’s Church opportunity provides an educational lesson for children during the time of the sermon on Sundays. Children’s Church will be designed for children up to 12 years of age. Our children will be invited to begin the worship hour in the Sanctuary as a part of the full community so that they can share in the Call to Worship, Opening Hymn, and Opening Prayer. During the Passing of the Peace, the children will be led by their teachers into the children’s classrooms. The children will have a lesson and activity, and then will return to the Sanctuary following the sermon to experience and participate in the Pastoral Prayer, Offertory, Communion, and the Closing Hymn each week.
Our caring nursery staff watches infants through age 5 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. each Sunday in Classroom 1 on the first floor.
The Hal Fisher Adult Sunday School Class meets Sundays at 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. One-time or returning guests welcome!


A one-day membership training class, called Pizza with the Pastor, is offered every other month. The class is intended to provide information about the history and theology of the United Methodist Church (on the global scale), the history of Washington Street UMC, and some information about what it means to be a member of this church. The next class will be on a Sunday in November and will meet from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Pizza and childcare will be provided. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to [email protected]

“Fellowship Fifteen” — All are invited to join in the church’s social time in the Church Café after worship each Sunday from 11:00-11:15 a.m.

Join in conversation and fellowship with Pastor Thomas at one of the weekly Coffee House Chats. Each week, Pastor Thomas will spend one morning at a local coffee shop. All are invited to stop in for a few minutes or a couple hours for conversation over a cup of coffee, breakfast or lunch.

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED! WSUMC is opening its doors weekly on Tuesday afternoons from 3pm – 5pm for ACPS Students to have internet access and a space to do homework and study after school. We need two lab attendants each week when ACPS schools are in session. If you can volunteer to serve, even if only a couple Tuesdays during the year, please contact the office at [email protected] ASAP. Thanks!
Carpenter’s Shelter – WSUMC prepares and serves lunch once a month at Carpenter’s Shelter (2nd Saturday of the month at 11 a.m. – next time is October 14, a homeless shelter at the corner of 1st and Henry Streets in Alexandria. Join in this meaningful ministry. (This is a two hour time commitment.) Contact Erin Lee, [email protected] or Kelli Back, [email protected]