Afton at a Glance

Afton United Methodist Church is again holding in-person, in-church worship at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings. 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 note: It is no longer necessary to register attendance or fill out a health questionnaire in advance of the service.

The link to the Afton UMC Facebook page is

In-person church activities are once again underway, but somewhat curtailed due to Covid-19 restrictions. The Afton UMC adult Sunday school meets in person at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings. The Bible study meets in person at Afton UMC at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings and the Bible study at Fairfields UMC meets in person at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday mornings. All three of these weekly activities can be also be accessed through 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: The Northumberland Charge office is now open during regular office hours (Tuesday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) and masks are optional.

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 9:30 a.m.

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