Announcements – Sunday, January 29, 2023 – The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
Visitors – We welcome you today to our worship service with open arms just as God has welcomed us. May our service bless you in special ways.
The Sunday worship service at Afton UMC is at 11:00 a.m. A live stream of the service can be accessed in real time via the Afton UMC Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pg/Afton-United-Methodist-Church-Ophelia-VA-1778420169036572/videos/ OR at a later time, as the all the livestreamed worship services since March 15 are available on the Afton UMC Facebook page.
Please note: Masks for fully vaccinated people are no longer required.
Sermons are available on the Afton church website: www.aftonumc.org.
The Afton UMC offering for the week of January 16-22 was $968. There were 19 adults and 3 children at the worship service on Sunday, January 22nd. Thank you to all who are continuing to give either by placing your offering in the offering plate on Sunday morning or by sending offerings to the Northumberland Charge office at P.O. Box 579 Burgess VA 22432, ATTN: Afton Financial Secretary.
As of February 6, 2022, the Afton Parking Lot Fund balance is $7,600.
The Northumberland Charge is open to visitors during regular office hours (Tuesday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.).
To donate to UMCOR for Ukraine, please go the following link https://umcmission.org/umcor/how-to-assist-the-ukrainian-people/
For more information on Ukraine, please visit the Virginia conference website section at https://vaumc.org/ukraine/
The Scripture reading for this Sunday, January 29th is Matthew 5:1-12.
Calendar of Events – Sunday, January 29, 2023
Sunday, January 29 9:30 a.m. – NO Adult Sunday School at Afton UMC this week.
Tuesday, January 31 6:00 p.m. – Bible study at Afton UMC.
Wednesday, February 1 – Good News Club at the elementary school.
Thursday, February 2 10:30 a.m. – Bible study at Fairfields UMC followed by lunch with the pastor.
Tuesday, February 7 10:00 a.m. – Afton UMC Women in Faith meeting.
Thursday, February 9 6:00 p.m. – Healing prayer service at Fairfields UMC.
Saturday, February 18 10:00 a.m. – Afton UMC planning meeting.
Saturday, February 18 2:00 p.m. – Community service commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. at Zion Church of Lottsburg. Sponsored by the Northumberland Ministerial Association.
Friday and Saturday, February 17 and 18 – Lay Servant Academy Training Day. Call the Charge office to register or for more information (804-453-3770).