EDUCATION

Children’s Church on Sundays — Children’s Church provides an educational lesson for children during the time of the sermon on Sundays. Children’s Church is designed for children up to 12 years of age. Our children are 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, Hymn of Praise, and Opening Prayer. After the Invocation Chorus, the children are led by their teachers into the children’s classrooms. The children have a lesson and activity, and then return to the Sanctuary following the sermon to experience and participate in the Pastoral Prayer, Offertory, Communion, and the Sending 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!

SMALL GROUP OPPORTUNITY

Through God’s Doors Mercy: Discussions of Faith: A new study/discussion series following morning worship. This is a discussion based study of God’s Mercy through the lens of familiar characters in the Bible. This study is relaxed and is designed to challenge us to recognize God’s mercy at work in our lives in new ways. Contact Dana Payne, [email protected], or Kathy Sertic, [email protected], to indicate your interest.

FELLOWSHIP

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 a Sunday TBD 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.

OUTREACH

Donations wanted for sidewalk sale to benefit ALIVE! House* – Clear your clutter! Art, Books, Lamps, Plants, Housewares, Toys, Bikes, Garden, Appliances, Electronics, Linens, Sports Stuff, Plants, Dishes, whatever! Bring to the Ice House, 200 Commerce St.  Corner of South Payne, Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-6,  Saturdays 10-3. Receipts available. Appointments 703-683-5138.  Sidewalk Sale: June 1st, 9-3, South Payne St. at Prince St., Old Town Alexandria                  *ALIVE! House – sheltering women & families since 1972

ALIVE! Food Distribution Saturday is this upcoming weekend, May 25, at Cora Kelly School Rec Center (Commonwealth & Reed Avenues) to distribute food from the National Capital Area Food Bank & USDA Program.  Come at 8:30 a.m.; stay as long as you are able.  Contact:  Brenda Bickel at [email protected].

The Alexandria Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a nonpartisan, nonprofit, grassroots organization that advocates for gun
violence prevention will be hosting the 2019 Wear Orange rally on June 7th at 7:00 p.m. at Market Square in Old Town to promote awareness and prevention of gun violence. Moms Demand Action is committed to collaborating with local partners to hear and raise voices that are diverse and inclusive, especially the communities disproportionately impacted by gun violence. If you have questions or would like to attend, contact Kimberly Young, [email protected].

 
MIDWEEK PRAYER

Wednesdays 12:30-1:00 p.m.
Prayer – speaking to God – lies at the heart of our relationship with God and is at the heart of all that we do as a church community. We pray not on our own, but with the power and intercession of the Holy Spirit. Whether praying for yourself, family, the community, nation, or world – or whether you are seeking silent solitude with God – the church will be open to the public each Wednesday from 12:30-1:00pm. All are welcome to come and commune with God.