COVID-19 Info

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Love Comes First

Hinton Avenue UMC is currently closed to in-person events. We care about the safety and well-being of our members and guests, and although restrictions on gathering are frustrating, they are sacrifices we make as an act of love for our neighbors. 

We currently offer online worship, Sunday School, and choir meetings.  It is our hope to return to in-person worship as soon as we are able.  You can read more about our efforts to create a safe in-person worship experience here

Although we initially considered a return to the sanctuary for Advent, due to the current surge in infections it is unlikely that we will return before the end of the year.

Stay Connected

It is important that we remain gathered in spirit.
Join us by computer, mobile device, or telephone.

Virtual Choir – Wednesdays 6:30 –8 pm

Click to join the Zoom meeting

or dial 1 (646)876-9923 and enter Meeting ID: 494 767 0409 #
Password: 862611

Sunday School – Sundays 9:45-10:30 am

Click to join the Zoom meeting

or dial 1 (646)876-9923 and enter Meeting ID: 883 7890 0974#
Password: 388015


You can join us for Worship on Sundays at 11 am

Click to join the Zoom meeting

or dial 1 (646)876-9923and enter Meeting ID: 142 714 820 #
Password: 436770

Or view on Facebook Live



Joining a meeting by phone only:

1.Dial 1 (646)876-9923.

2.You will be prompted to enter the meeting ID-the nine (9) digit ID provided to you by the host, followed by #.

3.If the meeting has not already started and join before host is not enabled, you will be prompted to enter the host key to start the meeting, or to press #to wait if you are participant.

4.You will be prompted to enter your unique participant ID. Press# to skip.Phone controls for participants

The following commands can be entered via DTMF tones using your phone’s dial pad while in a Zoom meeting:

*6 -Toggle mute/unmute

*9 -Raise hand

Conference Updates


Stay updated on how the Virginia Conference churches are going back to worship by visiting:

Faces of Care


The use of face masks is one way that United Methodists can continue to show their care and concern for all of their neighbors as the nation and world continue to grapple with COVID-19. Thank you, Virginia Conference, for showing your ‘Faces of Care.’


Learn more from a two-part series in which Bishop Lewis talked with Dr. George Moxley, VCU Health, about the importance of wearing masks. Dr. Moxley is one of the medical professionals on the In-person Workgroup which was formed by Bishop Lewis to oversee how churches in the Virginia Conference could safely return to worship.


This interview was conducted with safety in mind– physically distanced and with the wearing of face masks by on-camera persons and by behind the scenes technicians.

An interview with Dr. Moxley from Virginia Conference of the UMC on Vimeo.

An interview with Dr. Moxley Part 2 from Virginia Conference of the UMC on Vimeo.