September 2019 News   

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Next Meeting

The next ACCA board meeting will be Tuesday, October 1 at 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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7200 Columbia Pike
Annandale, VA 22003



(Fairfax County)

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Furniture Donations 


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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    

News from ACCA  

Annandale High School students are grateful to Hope Lutheran Church and ACCA for backpack donations! The students appreciate your support and are starting the new school year off right. 

We are pleased to work with 
Just Neighbors to support their operations in the Annandale/Bailey's Crossroads area. The mission of Just Neighbors is to provide immigration legal services to low-income immigrants and refugees in Virginia, especially those who are most vulnerable. 
Child Development Center
The ACCA Child Development Center was busy this summer with 245 children enrolled in addition to the start of a summer camp program.  Staff from the Fairfax County Public Library visited the center and the Reading is Fundamental group provided books and backpacks for the children. Students visited Wolf Trap Children's Theater in the Woods to enjoy a performance and music enrichment started in all of the 4 year old classes.  
Calendar Available

Visit the new online calendar feature on the ACCA website.  Keep track of important events by adding them to your electronic calendar on your mobile device or desktop.  
Homework Club

ACCA is continuing its Good Neighbor project with Lutheran Social Services and we are looking forward to the fall. 

We will begin to offer more structured direction to volunteers in working with parents and students who are non-English speakers. To help with this, we held a training session specifically for volunteers who will help parents with their English skills
 as well as tips on tutoring children and youth. On September 28, we will kick-off our fall sessions which will be the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. 

For further information or to volunteer, please contact Nadia Fitzcharles ( or Carol Weber ( 
Taste of Annandale

The Taste of Annandale is a community festival planned for Oct. 5, 2019, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., on Tom Davis Drive in Annandale VA. There will be food trucks, other food vendors, live entertainment, a 5K run, beer garden children's programming, a pet contest, and more. Find out more
Help Wanted:  Food Pantry Help on Saturday Mornings

The ACCA Food Pantry needs your help.  Volunteers are needed to fulfill positions such as grocery buyer, pantry stocker, pantry cleaner, grant reporter, and scheduler. Time commitments begin with just a couple of hours on a weekend. To volunteer or for more information on positions and scheduling, please contact Sign up online
CROP Hunger Walk

The 2019 Annandale CROP Hunger Walk will be Saturday, October 19 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
Save the Dates

September 28 - Food Drive - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Annandale and Bradlick Giants. Sponsor:  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

October 1 - Board Meeting 7:30 p.m. - St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

October 5 - Taste of Annandale - Tom Davis Drive, Annandale

October 17 - Pastors and Partners Luncheon

October 19 - Crop Walk - 8 a.m. - Lake Accotink

November 26 - Thanksgiving Service - Annandale United Methodist Church

Ministry Updates

Family Emergency Assistance served 28 households including 55 clients in August, providing $17,872 in emergency aid for rent, utilities, medical and other assistance. Many families had employment, immigration, and health issues.

The Food Pantry made 53 deliveries in July  assisting 134 individuals and 59 deliveries in August to 162 individuals. 

The Furniture Ministry made deliveries to 3 households and picked up 12 donations during July and August.  The annual review and planning meeting  was held at St. Albans on August 24.

Annandale Meals on Wheels delivered a total of 1473 meals to 31 clients over 4 routes. This program provides meals to homebound elderly, disabled, or convalescing individuals unable to cook for themselves.

Transportation  (Shepherd's Center-ACCA transportation program) provided 43 two-way rides but was unable to find drivers for 9 rides.