Afton at a Glance


Afton United Methodist Church will offer in-person, in-church worship beginning this Sunday, July 12 at 11:00 a.m. The service will also be live streamed and may be viewed in real time each Sunday by going to the Afton United Methodist Church Ophelia Virginia Facebook page and clicking on “videosOR you may access the live stream video at a later time in the same manner. Please contact the Northumberland Charge office (804-453-3770) or Pastor Wright (540-809-9099) if you wish to attend the in-person, in-church service. Everyone who attends must fill our a health questionnaire, which may be accessed here.

The link to the Afton UMC Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Methodist-Church/Afton-United-Methodist-Church-Ophelia-VA-1778420169036572/

In-person church activities have been cancelled until further notice except for the Bible study at Afton UMC at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and the Bible study at Fairfields UMC at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday mornings which also can be accessed through Zoom videoconferencing. Also the Afton UMC adult Sunday school will meet on Sundays at 9:45 a.m. via Zoom videoconferencing. For information on how to connect to these events through Zoom, please call the Charge office (804-453-3770).

If you would like to continue to donate your weekly or monthly offering contribution to Afton UMC, please mail your check to

The Northumberland Charge P.O. Box 579 Burgess VA 22432.

Mark your contribution to the attention of the Financial Secretary, who will pick up your check, record it, and deposit it in the church operating account in a timely manner.

Church expenses continue even though churches are closed and services are being live streamed on Facebook. Church maintenance, utility bills, Charge expenses, and payments to the Virginia Conference still have to be paid. If everyone contributes as planned, we will not deplete our operating fund and will not have to dip into our reserves. Thank you for your support. Prayer and faith will get us through this trying time.

Please note: While Margaret remains at work at the Northumberland Charge office during normal office hours (T-Th 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.), the office is still closed to visitors. Please email the office (nchargeumc@va.metrocast.net) or call (804-453-3770) to give or receive information.

Welcome to Afton United Methodist Church!

Sunday morning worship is at 11:00 a.m.

The Great Thanksgiving (Holy Communion) is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month.

Adult Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

Nursery and children’s Sunday school are offered during the worship service.