United Methodist Church

25642 East Main Street
Onley, VA 23418   

Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
"If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."  
II Chronicles 7:14
Mission Statement
The Mission of Onley UMC is to glorify God through Jesus Christ through praise, worship and giving thanks as we study, witness, fellowship and serve as the Holy Spirit guides and empowers us in our community and beyond. 
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         Onley United Methodist Church has been an integral part of the community for over 100 years and continues to be a light in the world. The love and compassion of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is reflected in the hearts and souls of the congregation at Onley UMC, and all are welcome to join us during our Sunday morning worship service.

        You will find us to be neighborly and welcoming.  Our pastor, James "Jim" Canody, has been in full time ministry since 1985, with Onley being his second appointment on the Shore, having served at the Wachapreague-Quinby Charge from 1988 to 1992.
 Please join us for worship at Onley UMC, Sundays at 11:00am

Employment Opportunity - Director of Music
Position: Director of Music
Responsibilities: Work with Pastor to provide music for church in-person and online worship services. Direct church choir, including scheduled choir practice. Play music for church worship services. Play music for special services such as funerals, if available. 

Salary: based on experience, negotiable

For additional information call Dick Jenkins at 757-787-2721 or email 

To apply for the position, email your resume to or mail to Richard E Jenkins, 26032 Colonial Drive, Onley, VA 23418 by June 1, 2021.

"The meaning of self-denial is not infliction of personal torment and penance, but it is simply the giving up the very principle of living for ourselves.  It is completely changing the direction of our being and will so that no longer in any sense do we act with reference to how anything will effect us, but our one thought is how it will effect God or others."

                                                                                              A.B. Simpson
OUMC is worshiping in person and online. If considering joining us, please plan to follow CDC recommendations of masking and maintaining a 6 foot distance from those not in your household or unvaccinated. We are following conference guidelines to try to keep our congregation safe.  

For more information concerning the Coat Closet Ministry, please click here.  

Each year since 2017 Bishop Lewis has been encouraging the clergy and laity of the Virginia Conference to read the Bible. Each year has featured a different method of reading. For 2021, Bishop Lewis has challenged us to read the Bible straight through from Genesis to Revelation. The plan outline is on the conference website HERE

National Bone Marrow Registry if you would wish to register.

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life."   John 3: 16
"This the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it."  
Psalm 18: 124
"I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me." 
Galatians 2: 20