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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)

TEACH- SERVE- LOVE

 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 to the bottom of ANY page and click on the YOUTUBE  icon.

 

Sharing

Sharing Opportunity Halloween:
Amelon friends,  we are accepting candy donations for the Halloween Bash  or if you would like to make a monetary donation, contact Jeff or Lisa Laub.  Our Children’s Ministry is working overtime to bring the love of God and a wonderful safe Halloween to all.   Halloween Bash information below.

Sharing Opportunity Bazaar:
Friends it’s time to start gathering your treasures and bring them in for the Annual Fall Bazaar. The Bazaar includes a HUGE White Elephant Sale.  The UMW are collecting the gently used items (no clothes please) that you no longer need.  This is a great way to share what you no longer use and make room for the new treasures that you will surely find at the sale.  Everyone loves a bargain so don’t miss it!  Bazaar information below.

Sharing Opportunity, Cheer Food Baskets:
 There are so many ways to help with this project, thank you in advance for however you are able to contribute and we ask for continued prayer for all.  We will begin collecting food items in November, targeting select items.

On November 4th and 11th we are asking for peanut butter and jelly.
On November 18 we are asking for breakfast foods, remember these need to be non perishable.  

November 25th we will collect Thanksgiving items such as cranberry sauce, dressing, gravy mix, cake mix and frosting.
Finally, December 2-16 we will collect any non perishable foods.  More information below.

Happenings at Amelon

Bring a Friend to Church Month:
Remember, October is “Bring a friend to church month.” Everyone remember to invite your family, friends and neighbors.  If you are reading this and have been thinking of visiting, this is your nudge!   We would love for you to join us on Sunday!  

Youth Sponsored Bake Sale:
 Sunday, October 21, 2018 – youth sponsored Bake Sale after the 10:53 worship service.  Be sure and support our youth, pick up some goodies to take home or maybe to a friend!

Halloween Bash:
Hey kids and kids at heart, bring your flashlight, something to hold your candy and come to have fun on October 27th from 5 pm until 8 pm.  All are welcome and you’re never to old for an old fashioned Halloween Party,  bring your kids, your grandkids, your neighbors kids…!  We will have games, popcorn, cotton candy, hot dogs, crafts and the night will end with a candy hunt.  Sponsored by our Children’s Ministry.
*Don’t forget your flashlight!*

Madison Heights Cluster Charge Conference:
 October 28, 2018  Amelon UMC 3:00 p.m.

Annual Fall Bazaar:
Be sure and add this one to your calendar. – The Annual Fall Bazaar and Brunswick Stew sponsored by UMW–November 3, 2018- 7:00a.m.- 2:00p.m. Lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  Stew ($10-quart) may be preordered by calling the church office.   Come for some of the best stew around and browse the White Elephant Sale, you never know what you may find.  Always a fun event for everyone!

All Saints Day:
Sunday, November 4, 2018 – On this day we will honor the memory of members we have lost during the past year.
We will also celebrate new members joining our family, whether through baptism or transfer.  If you would like to make this your special day also, contact Pastor Mark and he will be honored to lead you on this journey.

Wednesday Fellowship Dinner:
Come out for a wonderful meal and great fellowship,
Wednesday, November 7, 2018.  – Fellowship Dinner 6:00 p.m.  

Veterans Day Recognition :
On Sunday, November 11, 2018 we will recognize our Veterans during our 10:53 worship service.  We would like to invite all Veterans and their families to spend the morning with us.  You don’t have to be a part of Amelon.  Come out, wear your uniform or any other service attire you might still have and let us say thank you for your service and sacrifice.  We will have a light reception after the service where we can personally thank the brave men and women who ensure our freedom.  We must never take this for granted, as freedom is never free.

Lynchburg District Conference:
November 13- location and time TBA

Youth serving at NHN:
November 17, 2018 -Youth serve at Neighbors Helping Neighbors warehouse.  Meet at the church at 8:15 a.m.

Annual Thanksgiving Dinner:  Sunday, November 18, 2018  following the 10:53 worship service.

Holiday Fun:  Saturday, December 1, 2018 – 5:30 p.m. potluck dinner, wreath making and a movie Sponsored by our Youth.  Come out and support these great young people, they are our future!  

New Directory:  December 6,7,8- Photo sessions for the new pictorial directory.  More information TBA

Salvation Army Bell Ringers:
 December 10-14 (Monday- Friday) 10 A.M.-8 P.M. Amelon will participate in The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign.  
Contact Charles Foster and sign up now to ring the bell.

Christmas Cantata:
December 16, 2018  Make plans to be a part of this special worship service when our choir will bring us the musical celebration of the birth of our Savior.  Christmas is a busy time for all,  just don’t forget to take the time to celebrate Jesus, the reason for the Christmas season.

Christmas Cheer Baskets:   Friday and Saturday, December 21 and 22 sorting and packing.  This is a wonderful project to be involved in, God’s children helping God’s children, win/win.  More information TBA

Christmas Eve Service:
 Our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held December 24, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.  Come out on this silent night and celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus.

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

 

  Just pray,  God hears you.

 

 “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

I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.    Psalm  139: 14 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY  

 

 

Visitors


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 in the Bulletin.  Just don’t leave without picking up a wonderful gift bag that our UMW have put together for you. 

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“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)            

Halloween Bash:
Hey kids and kids at heart, bring your flashlight and come to have fun on October 27th from 5 pm until 8 pm.   Bring your kids, your grandkids, your neighbors kids… All are welcome!  We will have games, hot dogs, and a candy hunt.  Sponsored by our Children’s Ministry.
*Don’t forget your flashlight, if you have one!*

 

 

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.

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.

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

Bake Sale: Sunday, October 21, 2018 – youth sponsored Bake Sale after the 10:53 worship service.  Be sure and support our youth, pick up some goodies to take home.

Youth serving at NHN:
November 17, 2018 -Youth serve at Neighbors Helping Neighbors warehouse.  Meet at the church at 8:15 a.m.

Holiday Fun:  Saturday, December 1, 2018 potluck dinner, wreath making and a movie Sponsored by our Youth.  Come out and support these great young people, they are our future!  More information to come.

 

 

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

Our Team


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

marktinsley@vaumc.orgphone: (434)851-2355

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


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Mary McCarthy

office@amelonumc.com

phone: (434)929-3200


DIRECTOR OF MUSIC
Herb Chamberlain

 

WORSHIP LEADER
TBA


LAY SERVANTS
Caroll Stinnette and Keith Teegarden with his lovely wife Sue

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY LEADERS
Jeff & Lisa Laub

YOUTH LEADERS
Donna King & Richard Idore


CHRISTIAN EDUCATION & DISCIPLESHIP DIRECTOR
Louise Clarke

lclarke1410@comcast.net


TLC DIRECTOR/before and after school program
Teresa Loving

TLCdirector@amelonumc.com

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