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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, 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

Annual Thanksgiving Dinner:
Sunday, November 18, 2018  following the 10:53 worship service.  Make plans to stay, the food is delicious, fellowship with family and friends and you don’t have to cook! 

If you’re planning to attend this wonderful meal be sure and fill out a reservation in the Sunday bulletin, email or call the church office for a reservation in advance so there will be plenty of food for all.  Thank you!  

Office:  (434) 929-3200 

email:  office@amelonumc.com 

Family Christmas Night:
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!  

UMW Caroling:
December 4, 2018 -10:30 a.m. Meet at Fairmont Crossing for Caroling with the residents. Come out and join us everyone!

New Directory:
 Photography sessions for our New Pictorial Directory are as follows:
December 6 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
December 7 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
December 8 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Members must schedule their photography appointment in advance. You may sign up at church on Sunday or you may click on the link and sign up now.  Let’s ALL be a part of the New Directory! Thanks!

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS 

AUMYouth “Deck the Heels” 5K run:
Get your running shoes on!  December 8, 2018 at “Deck the Heels” 5K run 5:00-8:00 p.m. Altavista VA.

AUMC Children’s Christmas Program:
December 9, 2018 during the 10:53 worship service our children will share their Christmas Program with us.  Make sure you’re  here for this special performance.  Wonderful memories are made that children carry with them for a lifetime.  Our Children’s Ministry is a dedicated  group who want only the best for our kids, come out and support them.

An Evening of Christmas Music:
We will again present An Evening of Christmas Music on December 9th at 7:00 p.m. As in the past, anyone who would like to participate in this is welcome to join us. The music must be Christmas related. In the past, we’ve also had a reading or two. December is such a busy month with all the demands of preparing for the season. It can be comforting to take an hour to listen and enjoy music which can evoke memories of the past. It’s good to put the birth of Christ into its proper perspective and take a moment to reflect on what it all means. Mark December 9th on your calendar and enjoy the music of Christmas. If you are interested in participating, please contact Herb Chamberlain (434-384-6036) or Mary ( 929-3200) to get on the performance schedule.

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

Salvation Army Bell Ringing:
December 13, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. AUMC Youth will ring the Salvation Army Bell at Walmart

TLC Christmas Program:
Our TLC Pre-School will have their Christmas Program on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.   Everyone is welcome to come out, support TLC as we share in the joy and innocence of childhood.

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: 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.

Bake Sale:
December 16, 2018 -Youth bake sale following the 11:00 a.m. worship service.  Make your life a little easier and pick up some extra goodies for the holidays and support our youth. Win/win!

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 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.

Valentine Banquet:
Saturday, February 16 Additional Information TBA.  Make sure you mark this on your calendar.  
Always great entertainment and a wonderful meal.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)            

AUMC Children’s Christmas Program:
December 9, 2018 during the 10:53 worship service our children will share their Christmas Program with us.  Make sure you’re  here for this special performance.  Wonderful memories are made that children carry with them for a lifetime.  Our Children’s Ministry is a dedicated  group who want only the best for our kids, come out and support them.

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.***

 

Family Christmas Night:  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.

AUMYouth “Deck the Heels” 5K run:
Get your running shoes on!  December 8, 2018 at “Deck the Heels” 5K run 5:00-8:00 p.m. Altavista VA.

Salvation Army Bell Ringing:
December 13, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. AUMC Youth will ring the Salvation Army Bell at Walmart

Bake Sale:
December 16, 2018 -Youth bake sale following the 10:53 worship service.   Make your life a little easier and pick up some extra goodies for the holidays and support our youth. Win/win!

 

 

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.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.


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Mary McCarthy

office@amelonumc.com

phone: (434)929-3200


DIRECTOR OF MUSIC
Herb Chamberlain

WORSHIP LEADER
Tyago Franca 


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


CHRISTIAN EDUCATION & DISCIPLESHIP DIRECTOR
Louise Clarke
lclarke1410@comcast.net

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY LEADERS
Jeff & Lisa Laub 

YOUTH LEADERS
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

TLCdirector@amelonumc.com

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