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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:

1,121 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

On Saturday, February 18, 2023, a Special Annual Conference will be held virtually at 9 a.m. for the sole purpose of considering the ratification of local churches seeking disaffiliation. Learn more…

Installation Service for Bishop Haupert-Johnson will be held Saturday, February 11 at 10:30 a.m. at Woodlake UMC in Chesterfield. More…

Additional Update on Boy Scouts Agreements and Local Churches. More…

Judicial Council Decision: No new elections needed for GC2024. More…


Process for 2023 Clergy Appointment announced

January 31, 2023—

Bishop Sue shared in a video message about the spiritual process of making clergy appointments that involves discussion, prayer and discernment within the Cabinet meetings. This year, the process of announcing clergy appointments to the conference body will look different in the Virginia Conference. Learn more about the process for the Virginia Conference in 2023 in the video message.

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.

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…

Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson assigned to Virginia Conference

Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson is assigned to the Virginia Conference at the 2022 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference.  Find all SEJ updates here.

Featured Resources of the Month

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Learn about upcoming events in the denomination

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

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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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