Welcome to Afton United Methodist Church in Ophelia, Virginia


Afton United Methodist Church is once again offering in-person, in-church worship services at 11 a.m. each Sunday morning. The services will also be live streamed and may be viewed each Sunday at 11 a.m. 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 OR a person may go here to the Virginia Conference website to register and fill out or update the health questionnaire online.

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 futher 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 video conferencing. Also, the Afton UMC adult Sunday school meets at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday via Zoom video conferencing. Please call the Charge office (804-453-3770) for information on how to access these events via Zoom.

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.

A place for you and your family to worship God and serve your community!

A place where you will love and be loved!

A place to call home!

Sunday Worship Time – 11:00 a.m.

Pastor – The Rev. John C. Wright

Lay Leader and Choir Director – Alf Braxton

Afton United Methodist Church

Physical address: 5130 Hack’s Neck Road  Ophelia, Virginia 22530

Mailing Address: The Northumberland Charge  P.O. Box 579 Burgess, Virginia 22432

Office: 804-453-3770   Pastor’s cell: 540-809-9099
Office email:
nchargeumc@va.metrocast.net

Administrative Assistant Office Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Pastor’s email: johnwright@vaumc.org

Website: www.aftonumc.org

Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Religious-Center/Afton-United-Methodist-Church-Ophelia-VA-1778420169036572/

The Messenger Newsletter” – July-September 2019 https://aftonumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/The-Messenger-July-September-2019-2-1-2.pdf

“The Messenger” Newsletter – March-June 2019 https://aftonumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/The-Messenger-March-June-2019-2-1.pdf