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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:

1,000+ churches

308,490 members

1,895 clergy

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

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

Latest news from the conference and around the global denomination

Resignation, announcement of new conference chancellor, read more

Will your church have a Sunrise Service this year?  Please share the information with the VAUMC and we’ll include it on an interactive map.

Watch recording of Small and/or Rural Church Communications Webinar. Watch now…

Housing Block for AC 2023 opens at 8 a.m. on March 6.

Annotated Agenda now able for Annual Conference 2023.

On Saturday, February 18, 2023, a Special Annual Conference was held virtually  for the sole purpose of considering the ratification of local churches seeking disaffiliation. Session write-up is available at the link. Learn more…

Book Hotel for Annual Conference 2023

The Housing block for Annual Conference 2023 in Roanoke, Va. opened March 6.
Access Annotated Agenda to see schedule for AC 2023 to help plan your booking.

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.

Try a new 2023 Lenten resource called Role Play the Gospel or “RP th G”. It’s a project created by a group of Virginia clergy, laity, and the conference Communications Office to help immerse yourself into the events of Holy Week. Build a character, read some Scripture, and turn on your imagination.

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…

Featured Resources of the Month

Need resources for self-care or grants? Find resources by visiting the Resources page, the Digital Hub, and the Center for Clergy Excellence.

Need communication technology help?

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

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.

Need Resources?

Start your search with the magnifying glass icon at the top right of the page or take a look at commonly asked for resources at the Resources page.

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Three Parts: One Mission

The mission of The United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

In the Virginia Conference, we are doing this through our vision, “to be disciples of Jesus Christ who are lifelong learners who influence others to serve.”

Find resources of how to live into the Virginia Conference vision through the conference offices of Learning, Influencing, and Serving.

Follow the blogs of these office at the link


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