|This former church building is part of the campus of Annandale United Methodist Church.|
Just Neighbors, a nonprofit organization that helps immigrants and refugees, is moving from its offices in Bailey’s Crossroads to the Immanuel Methodist Church building at 7901 Heritage Drive in Annandale.
Immanuel used to be an independent church but, after years of declining membership, it was taken over by Annandale United Methodist Church in 2012. AUMC uses the building for immigrant outreach, after-school tutoring, English classes, and food distribution programs.
The sanctuary will be converted into an office suite for Just Neighbors. The organization, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, plans to use volunteers for the construction. The work should start in May or June.
“We will still be located in an area rich with low-income immigrants, but we are moving into a collaborative relationship that will benefit our clients and their families,” states an email from Just Neighbors.