Welcome to Nelson United Methodist Church in Arrington, VA
We welcome you with open arms & hearts 

Click here to view the Weekly Message from Pastor Liz Buxton 

Worship on Sunday at 11:00 AM
See Location below under Current News-Re-Opening Plan
Bible Study on Sunday at 9:45 AM 
This Thursday only at 10:00 AM we will live-stream Pastor Liz’s weekly service on our Facebook page. Watch it live, or watch it at the time of your choice after being posted immediately to our Nelson United Methodist Church Facebook page.  You don’t have to have a Facebook account to watch Livestream.  https://www.facebook.com/Nelson-United-Methodist-Church-264902983158/
SEE  our weekly streamed
Live Worship broadcasts on FaceBook EVERY SATURDAY at 11:00am or at your convenience   
Current News

FINANCIAL UPDATE/REPORT:  First, to all who have continued their generous habit of giving to the church, “Thank You!!”  And, to just keep everybody up-to-date, the Finance Folks have these numbers to share [and ‘the devil is in the details’ but it will give you a snapshot of where we are financially]:

2020 through the end of May:

Income:  $37,752.27     Expenses:   $48,281.81     Difference:  -$10,529.54

[2019 Income:       $48,563.03]

BUILDING FUND, through the end of May

2020:  $6,780.00    
2019:  $9,660.00             Difference:   -$2,880.00

The upshot is a request to continue giving what you can AFTER taking care of yourselves and your families.  And, as always, “Thank You!!”

Upcoming Events 

Mark Your Calendars [in pencil, for now]:

Fall Festival is currently being discussed. We will share the details as we receive them.
Upcoming Lections:

June 27 [the day before the Fourth Sunday After Pentecost/12th Sunday in Ordinary Time]

Micah 6:6-8, Galatians 3:23-29, and Luke 10:25-37

June 28 [Fourth Sunday After Pentecost/12th Sunday in Ordinary Time]

Genesis 22:1-14, Psalm 13, Romans 6:12-23, and Matthew 10:40-42

July 4 [and the day before the 5th Sunday After Pentecost/13th Sunday in Ordinary Time]

Psalm 27, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, and Luke 17:11-19

July 5 [Fifth Sunday After Pentecost/13th Sunday in Ordinary Time]

Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, and Matthew 11:7-19

Note:Canned Ham is NUMC’s item to collect for our Food Pantry for the month of June


When:   Next Sunday, June 28, 11 a.m. and Sundays thereafter, weather permitting

Where:  backyard of the parsonage [57 Harvey Road]

What:    BYOC [Bring Your Own [Lawn]Chair [with the exception of some chairs set up on the concrete patio for folks needing a little ‘extra’ firmness underfoot.

THE DETAILS:  We will meet in the backyard of the parsonage for a worship service that will include communion.  Folks will need to do the following [and these are not our rules so feel free to grumble but they are above all our ‘pay-grades’]:  call/text/email** Pastor Liz to “make a reservation” and also submit the required Health Questionnaire [find one enclosed, fill one out Sunday morning, or link: vaumc.org/return, scroll down to “Health Acknowledgement Form”].  Masks are required/strongly suggested.  If you have little ones they can play on the playground if they get antsy and I won’t be the least bit offended.  There will be no singing or bulletins or hugging other than your immediate family, per best practices at this point.  The offering will consist of a basket with an appropriate label that you can drop your offering in as you come in or feel free to continue to mail it in.  We’ve devised a workable communion system that involves no HazMat suits and will allow us to celebrate in one place together.  The plan is to continue live-streaming the service.  I know this is A LOT.  But we’re trying to find the balance between the ‘good of the many’ and ‘the good of the one’;  a work in progress.     

  **Phone: 434.222.3394   Email:pastor@nelsonumc.com

June 28 Order of Service

Welcome & Announcements

Opening Prayer

Joys & Concerns

Pastoral Prayer

Lections:                        Genesis 22:1-14, Psalm 13, Romans 6:12-23, and Matthew 10:40-42

Sermon                                 “Don’t Tell Your Mother!”


Pastor Office Hours at the Church Monday & Thursday 9am – 11am
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434-222-3394 • 5239 Thomas Nelson Highway, Arrington, VA 22922  
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