Register today! Spaces are filling up fast for the youth rally on Saturday, December 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. (For 6th-12th graders)
In preparation for All Saints Day, all clergy and laity of the Virginia Conference are invited to a Zoom service of healing. We will sing together, hear the Scripture, grieve together as we light candles for the saints we have loved and lost, and boldly claim the promise of the Resurrection.
News from the conference, denomination
Updated FAQs About The UMC and Boy Scouts. More…
From the Bishop: Developments Regarding The UMC and the Boy Scouts. More…
Bishop Lewis presents check from Annual Conference Offering to Feed More. More…
Dying congregation finds ‘New Life’ with merger. More…
District Initiative Plan Announced by Bishop and Appointive Cabinet. More…
Bishop Lewis poses more COVID-19-related questions to Dr. David Agus. Watch video
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
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…
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.
You can also hear all the podcasts on the conference Digital Hub.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for a simple, creative way to engage young families in the life of your congregation? Jessica Anschutz explains how providing a gathering space for young parents and their children can be a high-impact, low-budget way to build a supportive, nurturing community for young families. Coffee, Kids, and Chaos may be a great way to reach new people in your community if there are stay-at-home/work-from-home parents, nannies, or grandparents caring for young children. Learn more…
Learn more about living into this part of the vision with the Learning Ministries Office.
Influence is about meeting people where they are, and coming alongside them. Rev. Matt Hall, a “trail chaplain” in the Holston Conference, shares his journey in Guideposts. His story reminds us that we can share the gospel with others right where we are, doing what we do every day. Read story
Learn more about living into this part of the vision with the Influencing Ministries Office.
How is your church planning to serve your community during the time of Thanksgiving? Do you host a community meal? Do you invite first responders for a mini-Thanksgiving meal since many won’t celebrate the holiday with their families? Share how you serve the community and send your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Serving Ministries office is also planning a small give-thanks event to assist the Afghan Allies. More information to come soon.
Learn more about living into this part of the vision with the Serving Ministries Office.