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Rescheduled-An Evening of Christmas Music:
December 16, 2018- 7:00 p.m. details below.

Rescheduled-The Children’s Christmas Program, “Simply Christmas” January 6, 2019 at the 10:53 worship Service

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. 

Employment Opportunity : 

 Amelon United Methodist Church is looking to hire a Youth Director.
This is a paid, part-time, non-exempt position. The Youth Director is responsible for planning, coordinating and supervising all activities for the Junior and Senior Youth (6th-12thgrades).  For more information check out the full description  on the  Employment Opportunities page of the dropdown menu.


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  

Christmas Cantata: The Glory of Christmas
December 16, 2018 –  11:00 a.m. (one worship service only) 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.

An Evening of Christmas Music:
December 16, 2018- 7:00 p.m.    Originally scheduled for December 9, 2018, had to be canceled due to the snowy weather.  This event has been rescheduled for this evening.  Come out, relax and enjoy sounds of the season and the true meaning of Christmas.

UMW Caroling:
December 17, 2018 -10:30 a.m. Meet at Heritage Green for Caroling with the residents. Come out and join us everyone!

Christmas Cheer Baskets:
Friday December 21 we will sort the food  and Saturday, December  22 the boxes will be packed and delivered.  We will begin at 9:00 a.m. both days.   If you have a family to submit, please contact Mike Ogden by December 9th (190 boxes delivered last year).  
This is a wonderful project to be involved in, God’s children helping God’s children, win/win.  Plan to join this community project.  If you have questions contact Mike Ogden or Charles Foster.

Christmas Eve Service:
 Our Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service will be held December 24, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.  Come out on this silent night and celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus.

Children’s Christmas Program:
The Children of Amelon will perform “Simply Christmas” on January 6, 2019 at the 10:53 Worship Service.  This will be a special treat!

Wednesday Night Dinner January 9, 2019:
Wednesday Night monthly Fellowship Dinners
resume on January 9, 2019 at 6 p.m.  Come out for a great meal and fellowship with old friends and meet some new ones!

Be sure to call the church office or fill out a reservation form in the Sunday bulletin if you’re planning to attend. This helps the kitchen committee prepare plenty of food for everyone. Thank you!

Valentine Banquet Saturday, February 16:
Valentine Banquet Amelon United Methodist Church Dinner and Entertainment Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 6 P.M. Sponsored by Briggs Sunday School Class

Tickets $15.00 per person. Available from members of Briggs S.S. Class or church office 929-3200. Tickets need to be purchased by February 10, 2019.
Door prizes will be awarded.
Dinner – 6 p.m. Special Music – 7 p.m.
• Rebecca Bryant entertains in a variety of settings including dinner buffets at Peaks of Otter.
• John Bullington and Duncan Wood, members of Amelon Praise Band, have performed professionally in a variety of venues.

Speaker: Langdon Reid

Make sure you mark this on your calendar.  Always great entertainment and a wonderful meal.

April 8, 2019 UMW:
Regular Meeting 6:30

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










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)

Children’s Christmas Program:
The Children of Amelon will perform “Simply Christmas” on January 6, 2019 at the 10:53 Worship Service.  This will be a special treat!


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.***



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 

Donna King & Richard Idore

Nursery Staff
Destiny Swift and Ashlyn Moss
along with many weekly volunteers


TLC DIRECTOR/before and after school program
Teresa Loving


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