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|Charity United Methodist Church is located at 4080 Charity Neck Road in Virginia Beach, Virginia (23457) at the intersection of Charity Neck Road and Gum Bridge Road in the rural, southern Pungo section of Virginia Beach. The contact number for the church is (757) 426-7296. Until 1963, when the city of Virginia Beach was created, the church was in the now extinct county of Princess Anne and all of the old county records can be found at the present-day Virginia Beach Courthouse. |
Charity UMC was the first Methodist congregation to be formed in Princess Anne County. It's date of organization is 1789 and it was initially known as "Dawley Meetinghouse". The name was soon changed to "Charity" and the first church building was erected at the present day location. Fire claimed the third church building on that site in February 1941. The present day structure is the fourth in the history of the Charity UMC congregation. This congregation is still a vital and growing congregation as evidenced by the building's continued expansion. There are three different cornerstones on different parts of today's church building; 1958, 1984 and 2005, that mark the years when new sections were added.