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Information related to the 239th session of the Virginia Annual Conference

 

 

Update your Directory Information

Clergy, you now have the ability to update your information online using your EVC login and password. Click here to visit Unity Web

Or you may still email any updates/corrections to BrendaCapen@vaumc.org

Post-COVID Re-entry Group (PRG)

Click here to see the newest information from the newly-formed PRG group

Important Resource for Churches, Pastors Here

There are two new VAUMC podcasts. Both available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

“The VAUMC Connection” is a series of standalone projects that will include news from the conference center, The Audio Advocate,  and a collection of resources shared by the Connectional Ministries Office. Available on Spotify and Apple.

“1000 Question Christian” is a weekly podcast where we ask clergy off-the-wall questions–anything from weird stories in the Bible to pastoral advice.  Available on Spotify and Apple.

You can also hear all the podcasts on the conference Digital Hub

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News from the conference, denomination

United as One: Virginia Annual Conference 2021. More… 

Nurse leads Richmond’s Korean church’s vaccine ministry; featured in national news. More…

This year marks 25 years for the Order of Deacon. Learn more about some of their ministries through the Center for Clergy Excellence Facebook video series…

From the Bishop: An Update on Financial Matters. More...

Join Church Communication Resource group

You are invited to join the Virginia Conference Resource Hub. This Facebook group has been created by the conference Board of Communications and the conference Communications Office with the goal of providing a space to share information and resources about various topics related to church communications, technology, discipleship, and more. This is a place where those who have questions and those with experience and answers can collaborate, assist, and equip one another. Join group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vaumcresourcehub.

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Addressing Racism in the Virginia Conference

The Virginia Roots, Race, and Discipleship curriculum is a first step to address racism in the Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

A Call to Racial Reconciliation and Justice

Bishop Sharma Lewis issued a call to action against systemic racism, May 29, 2020. Please visit this page for updates on prayers, op-eds, action items, blogs, and videos. More…

Bright Spots - Videos to Brighten Your Day!

Visit the Digital Hub menu  or visit the conference YouTube page to find a Bright Spot.

Bishop's 2021 Bible Challenge

Bishop Lewis has shared the 2021 Bible Challenge – to read the Bible straight through from Genesis to Revelation.

Connect with conference staff

Connect with the staff to learn how to align with the conference vision or to learn more about how the conference is working to resource local churches in the Virginia Conference. Connect now…

Virginia Conference Vision

 

“To be disciples of Jesus Christ who are lifelong learners who influence others to serve.”

Read below for how you can live out the vision this week. 

Learners

Are you saved?” is a question that may put people on edge. However, God’s gift of salvation makes us holy and is our entry into joining with God. In other words, when we are saved, it becomes evident in our actions now. Learn more…

Learn more about living in this part of the vision with the Learning Ministries Office.

Influencers

Learn about how two United Methodist film makers discovered their love of filmmaking through the youth ministry program at a United Methodist church in Flushing (후러싱제일교회) in Queens, New York. Read story…

Learn more about living into this part of the vision with the Influencing Ministries Office.

Servers

Churches across the United States will be able to help refugees and migrants living in their local communities thanks to new grants from the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). The “Mustard Seed Migration Grants” awarded to United Methodist churches in the United States continue the agency’s 80-year tradition of helping refugees, immigrants, and migrants seeking to build new lives. The Mustard Seed Migration Grants, inspired by the well-known parable about faith and growth, are providing 33 congregations in 20 states and 20 annual conferences with up to $2,000 to support one-time, community-based service projects. These churches will assist refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented persons, and migrants of all types in their own cities and towns. Learn more…

Spotlight on Serving Office: Learn more about Kit and Can Collection at Annual Conference 2021. Learn more…

Learn more about living into this part of the vision with the Serving Ministries Office.