The United Baptist Church
Hours: Phones M-Th: 9 am-1 pm; Sundays Temp. Suspended 
7100 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003

The United Baptist Church

Ph: 703.256.5900

NOTE FROM THE PASTOR - All activities are suspended until June 10th per Governor's EO No. 55. 
For Spiritual Support at this time, fill out the form under Contact Us, Call the Office (703) 256-5900 or hover over "More" to find Staff emails. See New Tab above: 2020 Lent Devotionals. We are praying with you!

April 1, 2020

Dear Congregants and Mission Center Community Partners,

I still miss you, even though we’ve been able to speak by phone and communicate through emails and online social media. You may feel like you’re in a Biblical wilderness or exile. Since changes occur daily, I hope you are keeping up to date and have all your supplies, food and medicines to weather this temporary, though longer than anticipated, storm called COVID-19.


Yesterday, once again, our Church Leadership Council Executive Board and I conferred, this time through email, about the Governor of Virginia’s new Executive Order No. 55, enforcing stay-at-home guidelines through June 10th. Here is the link to the actual document: file://192.168.111.3/Shared/UBC/Health%20Ministry/Coronavirus%202020/EO-55-Temporary-Stay-at-Home-Order-Due-to-Novel-Coronavirus-(COVID-19).pdf. We of course concluded that we would comply with his order to temporarily suspend ALL group activities through June 10, 2020.


Although we are very sad about the extension, it is necessary for the good of our country, our state and especially for the health and welfare of our congregants and Mission Center partners. I am personally able to come into the very clean office M-F, 9-3+ as “essential personnel” (mail, finances as directed, pastoral care, communications, seeking creative solutions); other groups are following all guidelines as we requested. Staff members are productively working from home on old or new projects, rehearsing or seeking distance solutions.


This is the time to be “Mary” not Martha in Luke 10:38-42. Yes, meeting others’ needs at home, online or by phone is being church; but I also challenge you to create routines for reflection, meditation and study. “There is need of only one thing,” Jesus told Martha. Are you sitting at the feet of Jesus? If ever you had extra time to study Scripture, pray and abide with Christ, it is now! Please take advantage of this opportunity if you can and continue to reach out to your “buddies” to connect spiritually and socially. Have you prayed together on the phone yet? We will continue our weekly support plan of calling and mailings (reflection material, birthday and prayer lists, etc.). The Vision will go out April 7th.


Access to our building is limited through June 10th. Please continue to pray with us daily at noon wherever you are and be assured that God is still with us. Call the church (703.256.5900) or my church cell (571.278.7115) with concerns, major supply needs or pastoral updates. We appreciate those of you who have mailed in your offerings and hope you will continue to do so as you are able.


Be sustained . . . through your faith, gratitude, Scripture, family, friends, prayer, trust and hope. Psalm 121 and Palm Sunday verses (Zech. 9:9; Matt. 21:1-11; Lk. 19:28-41; Jn. 12:12-19) sustain me this week. Thank you, and be well,


The Reverend Pamela L. Moyer

Senior Minister

The United Baptist Church

7100 Columbia Pike | Annandale, VA 22003

Office 703.256.5900 | Cell: 571.278.7115

Email: pmoyer@unitedbaptchurch.org

Church Website: www.theunitedbaptchurch.org

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7100 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003

Sunday Church Services in Annandale, Virginia are temporarily suspended until further notice due to COVID-19 prevention social distancing to protect our congregants. 


Gathering (Hymn Singing & Bible Study for All Ages)

9:30 A.M. - 10:35 A.M.


Worship

11:00 A.M.


Agape Fellowship

12:15 P.M.

Our Vision: At our Church in Annandale, Virginia, we seek to develop an intentional relationship with God as in Jesus so that our lives demonstrate the transforming effect and supreme importance of such a relationship for us, our society, and our world. 


Our Mission: Our mission is to reflect Christ's attitudes and behaviors by being:
  • Conscious of Christ in every aspect of life;
  • Disciplined to grow in Christ;
  • Accountable ultimately to God as revealed in Christ;
  • Committed to promote Christ in our church, society and world;
  • Inclusive in building relationships the world over; and 
  • Intentional about calling others to join us in this mission.


To learn more about us, see our weekly newsletter, The Vision