Please be advised that most all church activities have been cancelled due to the coronavirus. The Bible study at Afton on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. is continuing to meet in person, as is the Bible study at Fairfields on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Also, the Bible studies may be accessed via the video conferencing service Zoom. For information on how to connect to the Bible studies via Zoom, please call the Charge office (804-453-3770). The Afton UMC adult Sunday school meets on Sundays at 9:45 a.m. via Zoom. Please contact the Charge office for information on how to join.
Announcements – Sunday, July 12, 2020
Worship Leader – Judy Mooers
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.
Starting this Sunday, July 12, Afton UMC will offer in-person, in-church worship services and will also continue to live stream the services for the foreseeable future. The live stream 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.
People who wish to attend Afton’s in-person, in-church worship service should contact the Charge office (804-453-3770) or the pastor (540-809-9099).
Print and audio versions of the sermons are available on the Afton church website: www.aftonumc.org.
The offering for the past week (June 29 – July 5) at Afton UMC was $1,174.37.
Fairfields UMC is planning to have a yard sale this fall. Please contact Jill Davis (580-8127) to arrange to drop off items.
The Northumberland Charge is keeping regular office hours (Tuesday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) but is still closed to visitors for the next several weeks. Please telephone or send an email to communicate with the secretary.
Please call Barbara Hays at 804-366-6056 if you would like a free face mask.
The Scripture reading for Sunday, July 19 will be John 1:15-34.
Calendar of Events – Sunday, July 12, 2020
Today 9:45 a.m. – Adult Sunday School via Zoom.
Today – UMW Candle Burning Sunday at Afton UMC.
Tuesday, July 14 5:30 p.m. – Bible study at Afton UMC, both in-person at the church and via Zoom.
Thursday, July 16 10:30 a.m. – Bible study at Fairfields UMC, both in-person and via Zoom.
Tuesday, July 21 2:00 p.m. – Northumberland Charge Trustees meeting at Fairfields (in person and via Zoom).
Monday, July 27 6:30 p.m. – Leadership Board meeting.
Saturday, September 19 – Annual Conference (online event).
“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Go on your way.” Luke 10: 2-3a