• Mission:
    Our mission is to share God's love as a worshipping church to the community; to lead people to Jesus Christ, disciple followers, and care for the needs of others.

  • Vision:
    The vision of Hilton's Memorial United Methodist Church is that all people know God through Jesus Christ.

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  • History:  1935 - Present.

    Hiltons Memorial United Methodist Church as built in the spring of 1935 under the leadership of Rev. C. L Poulston. Prior to that, the congregation had met at other locations, including Hart's Hill Methodist Church. The congregation donated money, material and labor to build the church. The bell, pulpit, chancel rail, and pews were brought from Hart's Hill Methodist Church. 

     

    In 1953, three Sunday School rooms were added to the church along with asbestos shingles, shrubbery, and a wall around the front of the churchyard.

     

    In 1958, money was raised to build a new parsonage. The parsonage was completed by the end of the conference year and the pastor was a resident in June. The old parsonage was redecorated and used for Sunday School and a fellowship hall.

     

    By early 1967, the need for a new church was discussed and it was decided to build the educational building first. On august 13, 1967, the ground breaking ceremony for the building was held. The educational building was dedicated on March 28, 1968 by Bishop H Ellis Finger, Rev. James L Patterson and the Rev. J W Gott.

    In early 1969, plans were made for a new sanctuary. Work started in the spring of 1970. Bishop L. Scott Allen dedicated the new sanctuary on May 13, 1973. Some of the old church furniture was used. A new communion table, pulpit chairs, flower stands and new pews were donated in memory of loved ones. The bell from Hart's Hill Methodist Church was place in the sign in front of the church.

     

    Over the years, there have been changes in the church. A picnic shelter was built in 1983, stained glasses were installed in the church in 1992, the parsonage was remodeled in 1995, and a new heating and cooling system was installed in 1996.

     

    In 2008 decision was made to build a 1.7 million dollar Life Center which consisted of kitchen, dinning facility, church offices, handicap accessible bathrooms and 5 Sunday School rooms. The old fellowship hall was remodeled to include handicap accessible bathrooms, nursery, new tile, and a handicap elevator was added for access from educational wing to sanctuary. Ground breaking was held in August 2009 and we began using the facility in October 2010. The Life Center was dedicated by Bishop James E. Swanson.

     

    Pastors serving Hiltons Memorial United Methodist Church from 1937-2018  are:

     

    Rev. C.L. Poulston                               1935-1938

    Rev. W.E.Cavin                                               1939-1940

    Rev. William Marsh                             1941-1944

    Rev. N. F. Lawhorn                              1945-1947

    Rev. W. L. Mercer                                1948-1951

    Rev. Arthur Luster                               1952

    Rev. C. L. McConnell                          1952

    Rev. J. W. Gott                                     1953-1973

    Rev. Charles Kilbourne                                    1974-1975

    Rev. David Vaughn                              1976-1979

    Rev. Gillis Wilmoth                              1980-1981

    Rev. Dr. Samuel H. Neeley, Jr.                         1981-1988

    Rev. Don Umbarger                             1989-1992

    Rev. Kenneth Pierce                            1993-1998

    Rev. Will Shewey                                 1999-2009

    Rev. Jeff Tallent                                  2009-2010

    Rev. Todd Adams                                2011-2013

    Rev. Mark Kilbourne                           2013-2017

    Rev. Jason Ratliff                                2017-present.

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    Hiltons Memorial United Methodist Church
    PO Box 10
    Hiltons, VA  24258
    276-386-9441
    Email:  hiltonsumc@bvu.net

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