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Services


  • Monday Morning Glories at 9:00 AM

  • Sunday School at 9:45 AM

  • Sunday Worship Service at 11:00 AM (Zoom link)

  • Wednesday Night Bible Study at 7:00 PM (Zoom link)

  • 2nd Sunday Coffee Fellowship at 10:30 AM

  • UM Men Meeting the Second Thursday of Every Other Month at 6:30 PM

  • Singleton Sisterhood Meeting the First Sunday Following Service Every Other Month



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🍂Activities in Fall 2023:🍂
  • Singleton Sisterhood meeting November 5th after service.

  • 2nd Sunday Coffee in the parish hall on November 12th.

  • Thanksgiving breakfast at 08:00am on November 23rd.

  • Remember in your prayers: Jimmy Antonick, Ted Bartley, Joe Champion, Jill Musico, Barbara Chapman, Connie Field, Wanda Floyd, Barbara and John Loth, Tess Owens, Dana Porter, Stallworth Family, Jill Ward, Bob Weaver, Bob and Susie Welker, Frank and Hattie West, Irene White and the members of our military deployed overseas, our leaders, the salvation of our loved ones, and the revival of God's Holy Spirit in the lives of his people.'

History


On October 17, 1844 a committee was appointed by the Fourth Quarterly Conference held at Bellamy Methodist Church to take the disciplinary steps necessary for the development of a house of worship in the Ware Neck area called Schley, Virginia. The first structure for worship was a small log chapel with log pews situated near our current site. This was named Singleton Chapel, after Mr. Richard Singleton gave the property on which Singleton now stands. Sometime later, another house of worship was built where the old log chapel had stood. This was described as a plain building with two front doors and no steeple or vestibule. On July 14, 1875, the cornerstone for the present building was laid and some time later a steeple and vestibule were added and the doors changed. In 1933, the Memorial Methodist Church, Gloucester Charge that was built in 1893 (and closed in 1928) was given to Singleton Church. This structure was taken down and the materials used to construct a church school annex for the growing congregation at Singleton. In 1949 work was completed on the church annex, which completely separated the annex into six classrooms. In 1954, the sanctuary was completely remodeled with stained glass windows, a memorial window above the pulpit, and a new chancel rail. In 1957 changes in charge and boundary lines created a new Mt. Zion-Singleton Charge and in 1962 the members (42 at Mt. Zion and 105 at Singleton) built the parsonage in Ware Neck. It was furnished and paid for in 1968. In 1971 the development of our Educational Building began and completed in 1972. In 1974, 9.91 acres adjoining the church property were purchased for cemetery expansion and a recreational area. On October 19, 1975, Singleton held a special 100th anniversary celebration and opened the 1875 cornerstone. Only 4 coins survived while all other contents of the metal box had disintegrated. These coins were added to other mementos of the day and placed in a glass tube sealed within a copper box that was also sealed. On November 2, 1975 the cornerstone was reset with the hope it will be reopened in the year 2075 Since 1975 many memorial gifts and other donations have been added to the church. Appreciated items include a brass cross to the Educational Building, a library, a baptismal font, brass communion bread plate and chalice, pew Bibles, hymnals, wall sconces with glass globes, pianos, pew racks, electric chandeliers, a sound system, flower vases for the alter table and communion cloth. Outside improvements include painting, landscaping, paving the parking lot, extending the front steps and ramp, providing playground equipment for the youth and cemetery expansion. Chimes were added in 1965. On June 1, 1980, Singleton became a stationed church, meaning for the first time in the 136 year history of Singleton we would retain a full-time minister. At that time we welcomed Rev. Ralph Goodman serving his first appointment. We bought Mt. Zions share of the parsonage and promised as a church to accept the spiritual and fiscal responsibilities associated with being a stationed church. Another recent distinction occurred on November 16, 1992, when a bishop, Thomas B. Stockton, spoke at the morning worship service. We have been unable to find early membership records. However, today, we have a total membership of 162 with 42 on the preparatory rolls. Descendants of the Singleton family are buried on the west side of the present chapel. In the cemetery you will find graves of veterans from the Civil War through the World War II. There are many gravestones and monuments with many interesting epitaphs.

Our Pastor


My name is Calvin Griffin. I have been the minister of Singleton UMC since January, 2010. Singleton UMC is my second appointment. I started in ministry as a United Methodist minister in June, 2002 and was ordained as an Elder in 2011. I served Collierstown UMC and Mount Horeb UMC as my first appointment. I received a B.S. in Business Administration from North Carolina Wesleyan College in 1989 and worked in retail management for thirteen years. While serving my first appointment I received my Masters of Divinity in 2007.

Donna and I married in 1991 and we have three children; Megan, Margaret and Malinda "the Twins". Megan married Stanley Tomlin in 2010 and now has two children, Chandler and Tate. Margaret married Daniel Champion in 2017. Malinda married Nathan Floyd in 2019.

Donna and I enjoy spending time with family. We have a passion for bicycling and traveling.





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Events


# April 9th, 2023

2023 Easter Egg Hiding

Hundreds of Easter eggs were hidden for the children!🐇🥚

# April 9th, 2023

2023 Easter Egg Hunt

Stand clear when the hunt begins! Singleton UMC children leap into action! 🐇



# February 18th, 2023

2023 Valentines Prime Rib Dinner

The annual Valentines prime rib dinner hosted by Singleton UMC Men.

# February 12th, 2023

February Second Sunday Social

Friends and family join on the 2nd Sunday for fellowship and lunch.




Join Us!


The church is not a building or a club, but our human response to God's love. The church consists of pople who are seeking and have experiences God's love. All persons willing to share this common spiritual journey are part of the universal Church of Jesus Christ, regardless of who they are or what they have done. Together we share our questions, doubts, tears, fears, joys, and sorrows, triumphs and failures, in a common journey of faith.



United Methodist Church Membership Details:

  • If you have never been a member of any church, you or your child can begin your faith journey formally through baptism, and become a member of Singleton UMC by a "Profession of Faith".
  • If you have been an active member at another Methodist Church or a church of another denomination, but wish to continue your faith journey at Singleton UMC, you can join by a "Transfer of Membership".
  • If you have professed your faith and been a member of another church of any denomination, but have not been active for awhile, you can become a member of Singleton UMC by a "Re-Affirmation of Faith".
  • If you wish to retain your membership in another United Methodist Church, but also join Singleton UMC, you can join as an "Affliate Member".
  • If you wish to retain your membership in a church of another denomination, you can join as an "Associate Member". (Students who belong to a church in their home town are invited to take advantage of the Affiliate or Associate options).

Confirmation in The United Methodist Church is a time of intentional preparation, leading to the first public profession of faith. During this time persons "make firm" what has gone before: God's prevenient grace, baptism, the teaching and witness of parents and other persons of faith, the teachings and life together in the church, the student's own growing faith. Youth are invited to claim for themselves the name Christian and the name United Methodist. Confirmation is a significant step in the journey of faith. Unlike baptism, which is a sacrament, confirmation is a repeatable rite in The United Methodist Church. Standing before the congregation to profess one's faith as part of a confirmation ceremony is not limited to only one special time.


We ask that you and your family would prayerfully consider this opportunity to deepen your faith walk with God, and strengthen your relationship with Christ, as we go onto perfection in Christian love together. We wish you well and pray that you and your youth will continue to be nurtured, discipled and loved by our church family and our community of faith. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I can be reached at the parsonage at (804) 693-3811. May God bless you always, Pastor Calvin


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