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Resources to help Afghan refugees

As the world witnesses the humanitarian crisis occurring in Afghanistan, the Virginia Conference is providing resources to help aid your understanding and ability to care for refugees. LEARN MORE

Make it Matter Youth Rally

Registration is closed. Please direct any questions to Becky Tate at BeckyTate@vaumc.org The youth rally is on Saturday, December 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. Click here for the event packet.

News from the conference, denomination

New videos released from Virginia Roots, Race, and Discipleship curriculum. More…

Congregations Encouraged to Vote No on BSA Bankruptcy Plan. More…

Local churches may be reimbursed up to $1,000 to help resettle Afghan refugees. More…

 Korean Bishops visit Virginia Conference; form partnerships. More…

Post-COVID Re-entry Group (PRG)

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

Important Resource for Churches, Pastors

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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Bright Spots - Videos to Brighten Your Day!

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

Responding to Hurricane Ida, flooding in Tennessee

Any work related to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) will start only after all the first responders leave the area. There will be more specific calls to help in the coming weeks and months. We strongly advise against any self-deployment to these areas.  LEARN MORE

Resources to help Haiti in its effort to recover

As the world witnesses the humanitarian crisis occurring in Haiti after the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that crippled an already vulnerable nation, the Virginia Conference is providing the resources to help efforts to assist the Haitian people. LEARN MORE…

Join Church Communication Resource group

You are invited to join the Virginia Conference Resource Hub. This Facebook group’s goal it to provide 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.

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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.
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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

Discipleship Ministries shares 10 ways to grow a generous spirit in your family. Learn more… 

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

Influencers

One church has survived in a small farm community with only a part-time pastor because the members have expanded their congregation’s influence in their town. Read more…

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

Servers

Sherando UMC, Staunton District, launched a GoFundMe account to assist in rebuilding their church. On October 29, the church building was destroyed in a fire. Help Sherando UMC…

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