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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 

Honor your loved ones when you place a beautiful Poinsettia in the Sanctuary for Christmas.  The 2019 Poinsettia Order Form will be available starting Sunday,  December 1, 2019.  Please return this form to the church office or put in offering plate on or before Sunday, December 15.  PAYMENT IS DUE AT THE TIME OF ORDER.  Make checks payable to Amelon UMC, marked for “Poinsettia”.

Sample Order form below :

$7.50 – Poinsettia with foil on container

I (We) would like to place _______poinsettia(s) in the Sanctuary for Christmas. (Use more than one form if necessary.)  PAYMENT IS DUE AT THE TIME OF ORDER.  Make check payable to Amelon UMC, marked for “Poinsettia”.

In Memory of  ___________________________________________________________________________________



In Honor of  ____________________________________________________________________________________


Given by  ______________________________________________________________________________________


Please return this form to the church office or put in offering plate on or before Sunday, December 15. 

The names will be published in the bulletin on Sunday, December 22.


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.



Amelon SALSA: Spiritual And Life Skills Academy

-Music Classes (contemporary worship):  Learn how to play the guitar and keyboard.  Beginner level each Saturday morning at 10 a.m.

-The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth- Based on the book by John C. Maxwell- January 6, 20 and 27  at 7p.m. ($20. class fee- please call (434)929-3200 for more information)

  Coming in February and March, Talk Saves Lives suicide prevention awareness class and CPR/First Aide training will be scheduled.  More information to follow.

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

Free 4 Him continues as we strive to free up our resources for our ministries.

Us For Them Youth Campaign

The Youth are collecting personal hygiene, baby, kitchen ,household and food items for Park View Mission.  This is a wonderful community service and they need our support, let’s fill their boxes and make a  difference.  A collection box is located in the narthex.  As always, thank you for your support of our youth.

Sock Drive thru December 15, 2019

Sock drive for  the senior center in Amherst sponsored by our Children’s Ministry.  A collection box is in the narthex until Sunday, December 15, 2019.  Don’t forget to pick up some socks when you are out shopping!  As always, thank you for your support of our children.

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

 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.

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.

December 12, 2019 and December 13, 2019  Christmas Caroling at the Nursing Homes

The United Methodist Women invite you to join them Christmas Caroling at Heritage Green December 12 at 2 p.m. and at Fairmont Crossing on December 13, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.  Come join the fun and make someone smile!

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 

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.

December 22, 2019 Children’s Christmas Play, Christmas Hope,  during the 10:53 a.m. worship service.

The Youth Group will meet on December 22, but not on December 29.  Youth are preparing for mission trip in April to Washington, DC and may schedule a Chili Cook-off in January—more details to come soon.

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

December 29 will be the regular worship schedule with two worship services as well as After Church Congregational Meeting following the second service.

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.”