Del Ray UMC
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Sunday Worship

Children’s Prayground Service | 9:15 AM | 2nd & 4th Sundays
Traditional Service | 10:30 AM Weekly

About Us

We are a family friendly, inter-generational congregation located in the vibrant Del Ray neighborhood. We are a church focused on our neighboring community and on building meaningful relationships with God and one another.

We offer an energetic worship service for kids twice per month (Prayground), a formal, yet relatable service weekly (10:30am), and regular opportunities for connecting with one another in fellowship and service.


100 E Windsor Ave
Alexandria, Virginia 22301

– Del Ray UMC –

[ A spark in the heart of Del Ray ]

– Gatherings & Events –

[ We look forward to meeting you soon ]


community Events

Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, October 6th at 3:30 PM

Join us on the Front Lawn (E. Windsor) for our Blessing of the Animals. This service is an opportunity to celebrate the connection we feel to our pets. Pastor David will offer an individual blessing over each animal. All are welcome!worship together.

Trunk or Treat

Saturday, October 26th: 4-6 PM

More details to come!

Club 345

Friday, October 25th: 7-8:30 PM

Friday, November 22nd: 7-8:30 PM

Friday, September 27th is the next Club 345 for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, from 7:00 - 8:30 PM!

More details to come. Let Pastor Miracle know if you plan to attend:

Parents’ Night Out

Friday, November 8th: 6-8:30pm

Enjoy an evening with your spouse or friends while supporting the Children and Youth Department. There will be games, activities, and food. Ages 3-12. Youth are encouraged to volunteer.

$10 donation per child ($15 for families)

RVSP will be available closer to the event.

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 7th

More details to come!


Regular Gatherings

Prayground Services

On the second and fourth Sundays of each month at 9:15 AM in our sanctuary we host a service of worship geared toward kids and parents.

We have dancing, puppet-led messages, kid-centered prayers, and much more. This service is laid-back and a change of pace for families to worship together.

Traditional Service

Our regular weekly service includes liturgy, traditional hymns, and a sermon. Holy Communion is celebrated monthly. Age-appropriate classes are available for children (0-12) during worship.

Children and Adult Sunday School

Adult Sunday School classes are held each Sunday at 9:15 AM. Children's Sunday School classes are held on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of each month (when there is no Prayground Service) at 9:15 AM.

Additionally, on 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays, the “Spiritual Parenting” class meets during this time. Join with parents of children of all ages as we discuss the vital ways we help nurture our children in their spiritual lives. Contact Janie Mitchell for details.

Children’s & Youth Ministries

Children and youth activities include “Club 345”, a monthly gathering for 3rd, 4th, and 5th, graders, monthly youth activities, and many annual events!

For the many more events, see “Community Events”!


There are always opportunities for fellowship happening, including prayer gatherings, meals together, and other events. Sign up for the Weekly Word below to see the latest schedule.



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– Meet the Staff –

Our staff team at Del Ray UMC would love to welcome you to our community. Each member of our team is dedicated to bringing our unique backgrounds, education, and gifts to serve the congregation and community. We love working together to create a collaborative and fun ministry environment, and use our diverse gifts to be flexible to the varying ways God calls us to work here.

We work hard, but always enjoy a chance to laugh and connect with people. Stop by the office sometime to say hello and get to know us!


David Mcwilliams, Pastor

Miracle Ryder, Director of Children’s Ministry

Suji Trump, Music DirectoR

David Tassell, Office Manager

Quentin Long, Maintenance & Facilities Manager

Regina Meeks, prayground leader

kenny swift, recovery minister

Pierina Battifora, Children's Ministry

Colette Seagars, Children's Ministry

Tracey Cooke, Children's Ministry