Fairfields United Methodist Church

Welcome to Fairfields UMC!

Sunday Worship is currently online and also in person and in church at 9:30 a.m. 

John C. Wright, Pastor

Visiting? New to the area? Looking for a church home?

We welcome you and your family.


Fairfields will host a Fall Festival this year on Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Please see the menu item labeled “Fairfields Fall Festival 2021” for more information. Vendors may download the application form here.

The Fairfields UMC Indoor Yard Sale will be open from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on several dates in upcoming weeks. Stay tuned for more information. Also, you may contact Jill Davis at 804-580-8127 to make an appointment to attend the yard sale on an individual basis.


Information about the Good News Club and a registration form for participants can be found here. The Good News Club is an exciting, fun-filled, after-school Bible club for children in grades K-5. It will meet via Zoom on Wednesdays from 3:00 – 4:15 p.m. from February 3 to April 14, 2021. The Good News Club is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship and is sponsored locally by several Northumberland County churches including Fairfields United Methodist Church.


 You are very welcome to attend an in-person, in-church worship service every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. This service is also livestreamed and may be viewed in real time or at a later time by going to the Fairfields United Methodist Church Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pg/fairfieldsumc/videos/?ref=page_internal  OR you may access the live stream video at a later time in the same manner. Please note: It is no longer necessary to register attendance or fill out a health questionnaire in advance of the service.

Many church activities have resumed. Please look for upcoming activities and meeting dates on the website under the heading “Sunday Bulletin Announcements.” A weekly Bible study meets at Afton UMC at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and a weekly Bible study meets at Fairfields UMC at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday mornings. Both Bible studies  continue to meet in person at the respective churches OR may be accessed via the Zoom video conferencing program. Contact the Charge office for information on how to join the Bible studies via Zoom.

On Sunday, June 27, 2021, everyone is invited to wear shorts and a Hawaiian shirt or other bright casual summer attire to the worship service to celebrate the beginning of summer!

If you would like to continue to donate your weekly or monthly offering contribution to Fairfields UMC, please mail your check to

The Northumberland Charge P.O. Box 579 Burgess VA 22432.

Mark your contribution to the attention of the Financial Secretary, who will pick up your check, record it, and deposit it in the church operating account in a timely manner.

Please note: The Northumberland Charge office is open once again during normal office hours (Tuesday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) and masks are optional.

 General info

Sunday Worship: Sunday worship is at 9:30 a.m. and is also livestreamed and  can be  accessed online on the Fairfields UMC Facebook page. Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month.

Pastor: John C. Wright. Retired engineer-now-pastor; excited, eager, common sense guy

Music: Barbara Hays. Well-trained; enthusiastic; energetic; caring

Location: see Find Us footer below

Choir Rehearsal: The choir is not meeting currently. Normally, it meets on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.; new voices welcome!

Bible Study: Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. in the Fairfields social hall

Nelia Tingle: The Nelia Tingle Fellowship is not meeting currently. Normally, it meets  every month on the 2nd Thursday, 6:00 p.m. in the Fairfields social hall, except during the months of June-September

United Methodist Men (UMM): The UMM is not meeting currently. The UMM normally meets for a breakfast meeting on the last Saturday of every month. Rotates meetings between Fairfields UMC and Afton UMC (located at 5130 Hacks Neck Road in Ophelia).

History: Fairfields and area Methodism, from the 1700’s till now

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Fairfields is a warm, loving, small country church where everyone feels at home.

At Fairfields you will make good Christian friends who become a part of your life, join you

in worship and prayer, and share your joys and concerns.

Try us out!