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On Sunday, May 30, 2021, Afton UMC welcomed all pets (and their owners) to a special blessing service for the animals. It was a damp and chilly evening, but it was a joyous time for all. Following the service, the Reverend John Wright individually blessed each pup. Blessing ribbon necklaces were given to each participant, along with a Certificate of Blessing. The owners received home baked cookies and goodies.
This was a very special time, and Afton was very glad to welcome their furry friends and neighbors.
2021 Easter Banner in front of Afton UMC
Once again, Afton United Methodist Women partnered with the Prison Ministries Fellowship Program to bring Christmas joy to children with incarcerated parents. Members of Afton UMC helped with the project by picking an “angel” from the Angel Tree and then shopping for and wrapping gifts of toys and clothes for the children. A total of fifteen children from nine local families were served this year. Each child also received a note from the incarcerated parent.
In December 2019, Afton UMC women prepared and delivered lovely Christmas baskets filled with a variety of fruits and candies, bright red poinsettias, and a whole lot of Christmas cheer to their dear friends and neighbors who are in need of a little special attention. The Afton women and the recipients of these gifts all reported a blessed time of visitation and Christian fellowship.
Afton friends in Christ gather after worship each Sunday for a time of fellowship and to share a meal. Visitors are always welcome!
A scene from Afton’s Pizza Dinner on September 21, 2019. Afton’s own pizza chef, Michael Daegatani, prepared his much sought after succulent creations. Funds from this event were used to pay for the pizza oven Afton recently purchased and also to support local missions.
Afton’s Pizza Dinner on Saturday, September 21, 2019.
Chef Michael Daegatani hand tossing a pizza at Afton’s Pizza Dinner on Saturday, September 21, 2019.
An Easter 2019 sunrise service was held at a site overlooking the Little Wicomico River – a beautiful setting for this special service.
The crowd from Afton and Fairfields, as well as the community at large, grew as the Easter sunrise service progressed.
Just as Pastor John Wright concluded his sermon, the sun broke out of the clouds. The Lord is risen! The Lord is risen indeed!

Here is the head table set for the Christian Seder on Maundy Thursday 2019
at Afton UMC.
Chefs and helpers from Afton UMC and Fairfields UMC at the Christian Seder on Maundy Thursday 2019.
Table setting at the Christian Seder on Maundy Thursday at Afton UMC.

During April 2019, a group from Afton UMC led worship at The Lancashire Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center in Kilmarnock.
Pastor John Wright leads a group in worship at The Lancashire –
April 2019.
A group from Afton UMC led worship at The Lancashire in April. Pastor John Wright and his wife Kay are in the center, standing.
Tables overflowing with delicious homemade baked goods for sale on the Saturday before Easter at Alison’s Ace Hardware – April 2019.
United Methodist Women (UMW) Bake Sale – April 2019