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Who we are: Connected People of God

At our best, we are the spirit-filled, resilient, connected, missional, faithful, diverse, deeply rooted, committed, disciple-making, Jesus-seeking, generous, justice-seeking, world-changing people of God called The United Methodist Church.

In the Virginia Conference, we are:

900+ churches

308,490 members

1,500+ clergy

Our domestic and international mission reaches over 1,400,000 people.

Together, our mission and ministry is how we #BeUMC. 

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Latest news from the conference and around the global denomination

Information shared about upcoming Oct. 7 Annual Conference. Learn more…

LA ministry focuses on connection, relationships. Learn More…

Bishop calls for prayer for Pakistani Christians. Read more and watch video statement…

Additional Just Resolution reached in June 2023. Learn More…

CEMCA co-chairs release statement following end of Affirmative Action. Read more…

AC 2023 Report. Learn more…

Resources: Featured resources of the month.

Open Enrollment begins on Monday, October 9

Open Enrollment for Benefit Plan Elections 2024 will begin on Monday, October 9 and end on Tuesday, October 31. Learn more…

Special Called Annual Conference - October 7, 2023

The last Special Called Annual Conference in the Virginia Conference to consider local church disaffiliation under Paragraph 2553 of the Book of Discipline  is scheduled for Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 9 a.m. via Zoom webinar.

More information is available at the link.

Conference clergy members and lay members received an email from Rev. Joshua King, Conference Secretary, on Monday, August 14 as a reminder to share through a Google form if they will be absent from the October 7 virtual Annual Conference. Questions may be sent to [email protected].

Please join us in prayer for the people of #Libya impacted by severe flooding. More than 2,000 people are feared dead as whole neighborhoods were swept into the sea by flash floods.

Pray also for the safety of first responders and medical personnel working on the front lines of this crisis.

UMCOR is coordinating with regional contacts to determine how best to support them.

To help those impacted by this and other disasters around the world, donate here

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‘Next Steps’ in VAUMC disaffiliations result in creation of Bridge Churches. Learn more…

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Relief for Ukraine

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), the denomination’s disaster-response arm, has now received more than $27 million to help people affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Learn how to help…

United Methodist Disaffiliation: News releases and more information available.

Have questions about disaffiliation?

Get the latest news concerning the further postponed General Conference session from 2022 to 2024 as well as disaffiliation in The United Methodist Church.

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Our team of communications experts from around the conference can assist you with questions about general communications, live streaming, social media, and video production. Fill out the support form

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Learn about upcoming events in the denomination

View a full listing of this year’s events at the link.

Want to share your event with others around the conference? Click here to fill out a form.

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