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June 13, 2023

The Annual Conference edition

To submit news items, stories, or corrections, email the conference Communications Office at [email protected].
Annual Conference livestream link will be uploaded later this week at the conference website.

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Find AC events at this link.
Visit the Prayer Room at Annual Conference located in the Ramey Room throughout the event. It will be open starting on Thursday, June 15 in the morning.
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Find Book of Reports, Agenda, and anything you may need related to the Annual Conference session at
Remember to bring cash and or change for the Youth Service Fund that will be taken up at the 5 p.m. recess for dinner on Friday, June 16.



June 11 Laity Session recorded for later viewing

The Laity Session took place Sunday, June 11, 2023 over Zoom and was recorded for later viewing. View now...
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Current and former lay leaders share letter on UMC

Current Conference Lay Leader Martha Stokes and former lay leaders Warren Harper and Shirley Cauffman shared a joint letter before the start of Annual Conference 2023 about The United Methodist Church.
They said in part, "As your current and former Conference Lay Leaders, we are committed to the future of The United Methodist Church. Our connection - our relationships with one another around the globe based upon our love of Jesus - is important in each of our lives. We did not come to this United Methodist connection by the same paths. In that regard, we’re not any different from our local congregations. We’re a mix of a lifelong Virginia United Methodist baptized and confirmed in a small church of the Mountain View District, a cradle Methodist from a large church in New Jersey, and a child of a Tennessee Southern Baptist upbringing. Despite all that we’ve seen and experienced, we are United Methodist and will #BeUMC." Read the full letter...
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Annual Conference Offering on June 17

The Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church is one of the largest annual conferences of The United Methodist Church. We can significantly impact the world when we all come together around a purpose. The groups and ministries supported by the offering change each year, but the goal remains the same: to assist people and ministries, both domestic and international.

The goal of the offering for 2023 is $150,000. This year, you are invited to the initiative to #nurture leadership worldwide! The Virginia Conference will support Refugee Resettlement, Food Insecurity in the Commonwealth, and Partnerships of Hope’s leadership programs in Brazil, Mozambique, Cambodia, Native Americans, Haiti, and Vietnam through this offering. Please note the time change: the conference offering will be collected on Saturday, June 17, 2023, following the 8:30 a.m. Bible Study at 9 a.m. Learn more...
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Donate blood during AC 2023

Don't forget that you can make an appointment ahead of time to donate blood for the Red Cross Blood Drive at AC 2023 on Thursday, June 15 and Friday, June 16. Please schedule your appointment at and search with sponsor code VAUMC23.

Take part in AC missions during 2023 June AC

All members are asked to #joinhands for the following mission opportunities at the June Annual Conference session. #JoiningHandsTogther will provide hands-on mission opportunities for all who are gathered during the Annual Conference. The various mission opportunities will be a reminder that we can do more when we come together! Learn more...

Three Opportunities
1. Red Cross Blood Donation – starting Thursday, June 15 to Friday, June 16 by appointment
2. UMCOR Menstrual Hygiene Kit – Thursday, June 15
3. Rise Against Hunger – Friday, June 16 10 a.m.
Location: Special Events Center

One Last Word: LOVE

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LOVE Artwork completed by Virginia Conference campus ministries. Come take a look at the sign and take a picture in the Special Events Center at Berglund Center in Roanoke!
Please send any issues or concerns to [email protected]. If you have issues with the formatting trying to forward (especially in Outlook), you can use the following link. More...
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