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220 Amelon Expressway,
P.O. Box739
Madison Heights, VA  24572

Sunday 9:00 A.M. Contemporary Worship

Sunday 9:45 A.M. Sunday School

Sunday 10:53 A.M. Traditional Worship

Sunday 11:00 A.M. Children’s Church

Sunday 6:00 P.M. Youth Group

Welcome to Amelon United Methodist Church.


 Rev. Dr. Mark Tinsley (Pastor Mark)


 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’  This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’  All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”-Matthew 22:37-40

Open Hearts.  Open Minds.  Open Doors.

Vision Statement 

“To Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World.”

Mission of Amelon UMC  

“To be a welcoming congregation committed  To OBEYING and SERVING our Lord  Jesus Christ, EQUIPPING Christians  to do His work and SPREADING  His Gospel.”

You missed a Sermon or maybe you would just like to see it again!   Scroll all the way to the bottom of ANY page and click on the YOUTUBE  icon.  


Happenings at Amelon 


The NEW Coffee Station is doing well!  

  Don’t forget to stop by the NEW Coffee Station located in one of the courtyards !   Coffee, Tea and fellowship now available between services.  Get a cup, sit and visit with friends, spend quiet time with God  or take it to a Sunday School class with you.  What better way to start your Sunday morning.


Starting in July: SALSA

Amelon SALSA: Spiritual And Life Skills Academy   

-Into the Bible:  How to Interpret God’s Word – November 5, 12, & 19,  7-8p.m. in Classroom #3.  Basic principles of biblical interpretation to make your Bible come alive!

-The Church Year – December 3, 7 p.m. Learn the basics of the church calendar and why it is important.

Make plans to attend and invite your neighbors! Typical classes will be one evening each week, lasting 2 or 3 weeks.  You can register NOW on the website below or registration forms will be also be available in the church narthex.  Please sign up by the Sunday before classes begin.

Upcoming classes anticipated are: Basic Home Repair, Baking, How to Study Your Bible, Maintaining Your Auto, Personal Budget Planning, Lawn Care, and more.  Contact the church office at 434-929-3200 or
office@amelonumc.com  if you have questions or suggestions. This is an outreach ministry of Amelon UMC, and all are welcome.

just click-REGISTER NOW SALSA 2019


November 10, 2019  We will officially start collecting for the Annual Christmas Food Boxes

It is hard to believe that it is time to start planning for our annual community food box program. This year, we will separate food on December 20th, pack and deliver on December 21.  If you would like to help or know of someone that can use a food box, contact Charles Foster, Hunter Nash or Mike Ogden.

Last year we had great success by designating Sundays for collecting specific foods for the boxes.

Nov. 10 – Peanut butter & jelly

Nov. 17 – Peanut butter & jelly

Nov. 24 – Thanksgiving type food: pie filling, dressing, cranberries, etc.

Dec. 1 – Breakfast foods – cereal, oatmeal, pancake mix, etc.

Dec. 8 – Soup, canned fruit

Dec. 15 – Canned meat

Please feel free to start bringing food earlier if you would like. Last year we provided food for over 190 families. We are sure the need will be great again this year.  As always, thank you for your support.

The Duncan L. Wood Band – Quest for Love Tour

Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 2 p.m. The Quest for Love Concert Tour continues at Forest Road UMC,  Lynchburg VA.  Mark your calendar now and come out for a great time.

Duncan L. Wood

Duncan is an accomplished  multi-style guitarist, educator, performer and singer-songwriter.  To learn more about this accomplished musician,
 click here  DuncanLWood.com.

Saturday, November 23, 2019 Amelon’s Got Talent from 7-9 p.m.

It’s time to be thinking about the talents God has given you, be thankful and get ready to share them.  Some ideas for sharing could be art, sculpture, crafts, music, dance, magic and more.  Please sign up using the form available in the narthex or by calling the church office.  

Annual Thanksgiving Dinner, Sunday, November 24 following 10:53 worship.
 *(No early service.)*

Salvation Army Bell Ringing, December 9, 10, 12, 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Madison Heights Walmart.  Sign up now.

Again this Christmas season we will participate in the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle project. This year we are scheduled to ring the bell December 9th & 10th (Monday & Tuesday) and December 12th & 13th (Thursday & Friday) from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Madison Heights Walmart Market entrance. The schedule is divided into two-hour shifts. You are welcome to share or split a shift with a friend.  If you would like to help with this project, please contact Charles Foster.

Sunday morning, December 15th, we will once again celebrate that blessed event with our Christmas cantata, “A Child, A King.”
*(No early service)* 

December 19th at 5:30 p.m.  TLC Christmas Music Program, (tentative date)

Christmas Cheer Baskets, Friday-Saturday, December 20 & 21.

 This year, we will separate food on December 20th, pack and deliver on December 21.  If you would like to help or know of someone that can use a food box, contact Charles Foster, Hunter Nash or Mike Ogden.  As always, thank you for your support.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service, Tuesday, December 24 at 7:00 p.m.

The Upper Room and Our Daily Bread devotional booklets are available in the narthex.


  Just pray, it is the most important thing you will do today, God hears you.

Pray for God to continue to surround us with His love and teach us to love one another.

 Pray for our ministry here at Amelon, our pastor and his family.

 Pray for our community and ways we can make a real difference.

 Pray for our world.

 Pray for the weekly and ongoing health concerns.

 Pray for our military and their families selfless commitment to our freedom.

 And in all things, Pray for the Peace that passes all understanding and only comes from God.

 “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances ; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18










If you’re searching for something to fill the emptiness in your heart or something to believe in you’re not alone. We’re on this journey together. Our hearts, our minds and our doors are open.

All people, regardless of race, ethnicity, economic status, national origin or sexual orientation are welcome to join us in worship and celebration of God’s love.

We invite you to come as you are and connect with old friends, make some new friends and together we will experience the word of God, the love of Jesus and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.  

If you choose, you may identify yourself as a guest to an usher or fill out the guest form located next to the hymnals in the back of each pew, then just place it in the offering plate as it is passed.  Make sure that you pick up a wonderful gift bag that our UMW have put together for you, they are located at the door as you leave, if you don’t see them just ask! 

We will see you on Sunday!  May God bless you.












“To Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World.”


Children’s Programs

We provide fun programs to help our children grow in faith and learn of God’s love, these include programs such as Vacation Bible School, seasonal parties and more.

Our scheduled events are:

Sunday School for all ages (9:45 am)
Children’s Church (11am)


All children and youth programs at Amelon follow Safe Sanctuaries policies to ensure the safety of our children.  

Youth Programs


Amelon UMC provides youth programs for 6th through 12th grade.

“Always Something Going On!”  Come and be a part of what God’s doing here at Amelon!  

We strive to teach our youth about God’s love, acceptance, and expectations as a Christian. We help our youth find his or her own identity in Christ and learn how to truly rely on God through all of life’s challenges. Our goal is to equip our youth to go out into the world and live a Christ-like life and to be an example in all that they say and do.

We welcome all youth to join us Sunday evenings from 6:00-7:30 for a time of fellowship, games, food, and growth.

Great job guys, we are so proud of you!

30 hour famine / lockin  2019
Once again, you make us all so proud!
The future is in good hands!

***Check back often for a list of events.***


All children and youth programs at Amelon follow Safe Sanctuaries policies to ensure the safety of our children.  

Our Team

Rev. Dr. Mark A. Tinsley  (Pastor Mark and his lovely wife Beth)      

marktinsley@vaumc.org  phone: (434)851-2355

Pastor Mark’s blog can be found at www.inquiry4today.com or the link at the bottom of any page.

Mary McCarthy


phone: (434)929-3200

Herb Chamberlain


Tyago Franca 

Caroll Stinnette and Keith Teegarden with his lovely wife Sue

Louise Clarke

Jeff & Lisa Laub 

Jean-Pierre Leroy


Nursery Staff
Destiny Swift, Rachel Franca and Hannah Swift



TLC DIRECTOR/before and after school program
Teresa Loving


“To Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World.”