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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 

Job openings at Teaching Little Christians Preschool and Daycare:

  • Full-time Teacher for Christian Preschool (ages 2-5), Monday – Friday.  Experience and/or CDA preferred.  Must be 18 years of age.  For more information or to apply call 434-929-2880.
  • Part-time Teacher’s Assistant for Christian Preschool and School Age Program.  Job entails working with children ages 2 to 10 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Experience preferred.  Must be 18 years of age.  For more information or to apply call 434-929-2880.

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   

A new ministry to promote both spiritual and life skills is coming to Amelon,
beginning in July with a 3 week class

Tuesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in classroom #3 unless otherwise noted.

Connected: How to Use Social Media Effectively – August 20 and 27.  Bring your personal device- cell phone, laptop or iPad- to learn about navigating Facebook and the internet.  

Budgeting 101- September 10 and 17. Bring your laptop if you can.  Items covered: Basic Budgeting, what you need to know…  Excel tracking and internet “How To” site. 

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


August 11, 2019- School Supplies:

Beginning Sunday, August 11, 2019 through September 1, 2019 we will once again be collecting supplies for local schools.  Items include paper, pencils, book bags, etc.  A complete list can be found at Wal-Mart.  If you prefer to make  a  donation, there will be a box in the narthex.  If you have questions please contact Mike Ogden.

August 18, 2019- Sunday morning, Blessing of the Backpacks

August 18, 2019- Back-To-School Cookout  6 p.m.   All of the church is invited!

August 25, 2019 – Community Choral Music 7:00 p.m. at Amelon 

August 31, 2019- Hot Dog Social at Phelps Road School

When: Sat, August 31, 11:30am – 1:30pm

Where: Parking lot beside the old school at 121 Phelps Rd, Madison Heights, VA 24572

Description: Music, hotdogs and games sponsored by AUMC Evangelism Committee.

 Come out, have a free hot dog and meet your neighbors!

September 2, 2019,- Monday-Labor Day- Church Office will be closed

September 11, 2019- Fellowship Dinner

Wednesday Night monthly Fellowship Dinners will resume at 6 p.m.  Remember to fill out a reservation form or call the church office, this will let the kitchen committee know how many to prepare for.  Great food and Great fellowship!

September 15, 2019- First Responders Appreciation Service and Luncheon

September 15, 2019 AUMC will honor our first responders and their families during the 10:53 a.m. service. A covered dish luncheon will follow in the fellowship hall. The church will provide the meats and beverages. Church members are asked to provide side dishes and desserts for their family and our guests.

September 25-28, 2019- Amelon Travelers – Kentucky Tour

TOUR DATES:  September 25-28, 2019 (Wednesday-Saturday)

CONTACT PERSONS: Lynda Bullington or Dot Morcom

Trip Includes:

*Roundtrip Motorcoach Transportation
*3 Night’s Lodging (2 nights in Indiana area, 1 night in Louisville)
*Tour West Virginia Coal Mine and Museum in Beckley
*Admission to Ark Encounter
*Admission to Creation Museum
*Tour Churchill Downs (Louisville)
*Dinner Cruise on Ohio River aboard “Belle of Louisville”
*8 Meals = Tour Start Breakfast, 3 Continental Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners
*Admission to all listed activities
* Baggage Handling


QUAD (4 per room) $444

TRIPLE (3 per room) $474

DOUBLE (2 per room) $499

SINGLE (1 per room) $589

Deposit of $150 & Emergency Medical/Reservation Form due by July 15.

For full itinerary and additional information contact
Dot Morcom  OR Lynda Bullington

October 5, 2019 –  Fish Fry 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

October 27, 2019 -Women’s Conference at Amelon.

Amelon’s United Methodist Women are hosting an Aspire Event for Women. The event is one night-3 hours just for Women. It will be an evening full of laughter, learning, stories and music. The event will be held on Sunday, October 27, 2019. The cost of the event is $25 for General Admission and $35 VIP tickets ( early entry for a Question and Answer session with the speakers). You may purchase a ticket from Judy Dudley or by calling 480-812-1100, or online at: ASPIREWOMENSEVENTS.COM.  Doors open at 4:00 PM for VIP Admission, 4:30 PM for General Admission and the event begins at 5:00 p.m and will end at 7:45 PM.

It will be a fun evening and hopefully a lot of our family, friends, and neighbors will join us for this wonderful time of worship and fellowship. Please let your family and friends know about this event.

We are looking forward to seeing you on October 27th for an enjoyable evening.

This will be an exciting event so make your plans now to attend.  

November 2, 2019-  Fall Baazar

Yes, it’s that time of the year again!  Time for our Annual Fall Bazaar.  The United Methodist Women are working hard getting things ready for the “Big Weekend” it’s sure to be a wonderful time for all.  Mark your calendars now!

 New dates for the Quest for Love Concert Tour to be announced later in the Summer or Early Fall…

The Duncan L. Wood Band  Quest for Love Tour

The QUEST for LOVE Concert Tour kicked off at Amelon United Methodist Church on July 20, 2019 and continued on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Grace Baptist Church in Madison Heights.   So if you missed the first two shows or you can’t wait to see them again, stay tuned as new dates will be announced later in the Summer or Early Fall.  

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.

Park View Community Mission

Park View Community Mission is such a blessing to all who walk through their doors, whether you’re there in need or to serve,  be a part of something bigger than yourself,  you will be blessed.
Contact Gordy Harper at  director@parkviewmission.org or go to the Park View web page to volunteer:
just click-VOLUNTEER NOW


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.”