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 at the Parsonage Back Yard on Sunday at 11:00 AM
See below under Current News-Re-Opening Stage 2
Every Saturday at 11:00 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]:

June Income:  $6,231

June Expenses: $11,537.42**

2020 through the end of June:

Income:  $43,983.27     Expenses:   $59,819.73     Difference:  -$15,836.46

**includes non-recurring expenses for rekeying the building and fixing the alarm system that totaled an additional expense of $3,150.42.

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 Lections:

August 1 [the day before the Ninth Sunday After Pentecost/17th Sunday in Ordinary Time]

Deuteronomy 22:22-27, Psalm 51, and John 8:1-11

August 2 [Ninth Sunday After Pentecost/17th Sunday in Ordinary Time]

Genesis 32:22-31, Romans 9:1-5, and Matthew 14:13-21

August 8 [the day before the Tenth Sunday After Pentecost/18th Sunday in Ordinary Time]

Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4, Psalm 119:137-144, Hebrews 13:1-3 and Luke 19:1-10 

August 9 [Tenth Sunday After Pentecost/18th Sunday in Ordinary Time]

Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b, and Matthew 14:22-33

Upcoming Events 

Mark Your Calendars [in pencil, for now]:

HARVEST FESTIVAL:  Not a big surprise here folks, but due to the continued un-certainty and degree of “flux” in the world, the good folks of the Harvest Festival have decided to postpone the Harvest Festival until 2021.  You can still sort and donate your gently used items;  but there is just no good way forward that involves any degree of certainty or reasonable expectation that we would be able to gather, host, or execute such an event.




When:   Next Sunday, August 2, 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 this week, Aug. 2. They’ve made some changes:  no more reservations/ advance registration and now you just have to sign an affirmation that you haven’t traveled/have symptoms/etc. in place of the Health Questionnaire.   Masks are still required.  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.  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

July 19 Order of Service

Welcome & Announcements

Opening Prayer

Joys & Concerns

Pastoral Prayer

Lections:                          Genesis 28:10-19a, Romans 8:12-25, and Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 

Sermon                                                                                 “Seeds Of Hope”


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