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September 2018 News   

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Next Meeting

The next ACCA board meeting will be
October 2

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church
4801 Ravensworth Rd.
Annandale, VA 

Refreshments and fellowship 
7:30 p.m.
7:45 p.m. 
Open to all visitors.   

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Mailing Address
7200 Columbia Pike
Annandale, VA 22003



(Fairfax County)

(except furniture)

Furniture Donations 


ACCA Website

ACCA Members
Annandale United Methodist

Braddock Baptist

Calvary Church of the Nazarene

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Annandale Ward
Little River Ward

Cornerstone Evangelical Free

Culmore United Methodist

First Presbyterian

Friendship United Methodist

Holy Spirit Catholic

Hope Lutheran

John Calvin Presbyterian

Lincolnia United Methodist 

Peace Lutheran

Providence Presbyterian

Queen of the Apostles Catholic

Ravenworth Baptist

Sleepy Hollow United Methodist

St. Alban's Episcopal

St. Anthony Catholic

St. Barnabas Episcopal

St. Michael's Catholic

St. Paul's Episcopal

United Baptist

Warner Baptist    

Congratulations to the Child Development Center

Congratulations to the ACCA Child Development Center leadership and staff on its accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The NAEYC promotes high-quality learning by connecting practice, policy, and research. This accreditation ensures high-quality experiences for children in early childhood education programs.
Hunger Walk

The 2018 Annandale CROP Hunger Walk will be Saturday, October 20 at 8 a.m. at Lake Accotink Park. The Annandale CROP Hunger Walk raises funds for Church World Service's (CWS)  hunger and refugee relief and development programs and for ACCA. Walkers collect donations to CWS from sponsors online or by check or cash.  

Youth through grade 12 are invited to make posters to promote the Annandale CROP Walk and to learn about hunger and poverty. The posters should be 14" x 22" or smaller. Please mark the artist's name, age and church on the back and submit by October 10.

For more information please contact Camille Mittelholtz, walk coordinator, at 703 573-0074 or by email at or
Refugee Family Update 

ACCA is committed to supporting a refugee family through the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service this year.  

We are still working toward our goal of welcoming a refugee family. The number of Special Immigrant Visas issued this year has been drastically reduced due to increased vetting by the Trump Administration. Refugee re-settlement agencies, churches, and others are talking to members of Congress in hopes of increasing these visas in the new fiscal year which begins on October 1.

The planning committee hosted a dinner and panel discussion on  Saturday, September 8 from 5 - 8 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church. 

For more information, please contact Nadia Fitzcharles, Carol Weber or Amy Meli
Volunteer News

ACCA representatives participated in the Venture into Volunteering Fair on September 13 at United Baptist Church in Annandale.  This fair concentrated on those age 50+ who are interested in volunteering but not sure where to start.  We hope to see some new faces join the ranks of ACCA!  
Ministry Updates

Family Emergency Assistance served 27 households in August, providing $20,444 in emergency aid for rent, utilities, medical and other assistance to the 73 members of those households. 

The Food Pantry made  52 deliveries in July assisting 142 individuals and 59 in August assisting 166 people.  The Church of Latter Day Saints will be collecting food for the pantry at two local Giant Food stores (Little River Turnpike and Backlick/Braddock) on September 29 as part of the Virginia Day to Serve initiative.  

The Furniture Ministry completed a total of 20 deliveries to needy households and received donations from 10 donors.  The families served included several with single mothers, children, senior citizens, and people with special needs. We also received 24 warehouse donations during July and August.

Annandale Meals on Wheels delivered 1098 meals to 25 clients in August.  This program provides meals to homebound elderly, disabled, or convalescing individuals unable to cook for themselves. 

The joint ACCA-Shepherd's Center transportation program provided 51 rides.  
Volunteer Opportunities

Money Captain:
Serve as "money captain" to take referrals and arrange for financial assistance. (1 week every 3 months, requires computer and internet access).

Food Captain:
Serve as "food captain" to take referrals and arrange for deliveries (1 week every 3 months, requires computer and internet access).

Food Pantry Assistant:
Work with food pantry team on purchasing, stocking, inventory, deliveries as needed.

To volunteer for the above or any other opportunities, please contact ACCA at

Child Development Center Volunteers:
The CDC needs adults to help with various classroom activities for an hour day, 3 days per week. Contact for more information.
Mark Your Calendars

October 2 - ACCA Board Meeting, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church - 7:30 p.m. 

October 13
- Taste of Annandale, Tom Davis Drive,  Annandale, Va.

October 20 - CROP Walk - Lake Accotink Park at 7500 Accotink Park Rd, Springfield

November 6 - ACCA Board Meeting, Peace Lutheran Church - 7:30 p.m. 

November 10 - Boy Scouts of America - Scouting for Food 

November 20 - Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

December 4 - ACCA Board Meeting, Warner Baptist Church - 7:30 p.m.