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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:

875 churches

261,484 members

2,230 clergy

Our domestic and international mission reaches over 1,400,000 people.

Together, our mission and ministry is how we #BeUMC. 

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Latest news from the conference and around the global denomination

Revised Clergy Housing and Clergy Couple Housing Policies are now available. Read more…

United Methodist Church bishops call for peace in the Holy Land. Read more…

Local Church Training resource videos are now available. Read more…

Global Ministries Announces 2023 EarthKeepers Trainees. Read more…

Prayers for Peace in Israel & Palestine. Read more…

Becoming a Climate Just Congregation. Read more…

AC 2023 Report. Learn more…

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VAUMC shares local church status following last Special Called Annual Conference related to disaffiliation, Paragraph 2553

The Virginia Annual Conference held four Special Called sessions from 2022 to 2023 for churches who followed the disaffiliation process outlined in Paragraph 2553 from the Book of Discipline to be considered for ratification by the Annual Conference body. As a result, 227 local churches disaffiliated from the conference during this time. Read more…

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New Series Focuses on UMC Future

The first episode of Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson’s new web series “Strength for Today. A Bright Hope For Tomorrow // God’s vision for the next chapter of the United Methodist Church” is out now.  This is a video  and podcast series where Bishop Sue talks about various topics with leaders from around the UMC and will be available every Sunday until Advent.  In the first episode, Bishop Sue talks to Bishop Ken Carter from the Western North Carolina Conference. Read more…

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Prayers for Peace in Israel & Palestine

At the Special Called Annual Conference on October 7, 2023, Bishop Sue shared the following regarding the erupting war in the Holy Land, “We awoke this morning to news from Israel and our own divisions seem minor compared to the huge strife that some of the world is experiencing now. I think of my many friends, Palestinian and Israeli over there, especially a group I know in Bethlehem, and I fear for them this morning. I’ve asked District Superintendent Victor Gomez to come and offer a prayer on behalf of that strife and the strife that the division that marks our world sadly. And so Victor, please offer a prayer for all of us.” Read more…
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‘Next Steps’ in VAUMC disaffiliations result in creation of Bridge Churches. Learn more…

Please join us in prayer for the people of #Libya impacted by severe flooding. More than 2,000 people are feared dead as whole neighborhoods were swept into the sea by flash floods.

Pray also for the safety of first responders and medical personnel working on the front lines of this crisis.

UMCOR is coordinating with regional contacts to determine how best to support them.

To help those impacted by this and other disasters around the world, donate here

United Methodist Disaffiliation: News releases and more information available.

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.

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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…

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