United Methodist Church
Scriptures tell us to call out to the LORD in times of need and despair and also to give thanksgiving and praise to the LORD for His many blessings we receive daily.    Onley UMC has an active prayer chain--we've witnessed prayers being answered in times of sickness and in times of worry and desperation.   We are in continual prayer for God's people, the leaders of our churches, and the leaders of the countries of the world. 

Missions and Outreach

  • Food for Friends -- the third Tuesday of every month a meal is prepared and delivered to shut-ins, to newcomers to the area, and to those recuperating from an illness or have experienced the loss of a loved one.

  • Soup for Hospice -- the third Thursday of every month, 16 quarts of homemade soup, crackers, and dessert are delivered to Hospice patients.
  • Relay for Life -- the Faithwalkers Team is a participant in the local Relay for Life and organizes a cancer awareness Sunday during August.
  • Food on the Fourth -- non-perishable food items are collected on the fourth Sunday of each month and then delivered to the local food bank the following week.
  • Coat Closet -- one Saturday per month during the months of November, December, January, and February the Coat Closet is open to from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for those in the community who might need coats for the winter season.    Donations of gently used coats, scarves, gloves, mittens are welcome.   Please email for information either to donate items or to inquire about receiving a coat.
  • Operation Christmas Child -- shoe boxes are filled with suggested items, usually in November.
  • Hospice Christmas boxes -- items are gathered and wrapped and delivered to Hospice patients in December.
  • Missionary support -- Through our penny fund financial support is sent to a chosen missionary.   Currently, our missionaries are Kip Robinson and Rev. Nancy Robinson, a husband and wife missionary team, who are serving in Sierra Leone, Africa.
  • Support of Local Charities --  At various times of the year donations are sent to local charities (Food Bank, Lighthouse Ministries, Accomack Interfaith Crisis Council) from proceeds from placing lilies in the sanctuary during Easter and poinsettias during Christmas.
"Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through me."    
John 14: 6