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 One-day virtual gathering, September 19, 2020

See All the People
Romans 15:7 in NRSV
Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.

From Bishop Lewis, Appointive Cabinet and Annual Conference Planning Team
The Bishop, Appointive Cabinet and the Annual Conference Planning team have continued to evaluate options while conducting extensive logistical work of planning for the 2020 Virginia Annual Conference.
We would like to inform the Conference that the 2020 Virginia Annual Conference will take place on Saturday, September 19, 2020, in a virtual format.
Additional details regarding timing, agenda and procedure will be forthcoming. Thank you for your patience and understanding as the Planning Team continues to coordinate the many facets of conducting Annual Conference, especially in this unusual time.
Please direct any questions to your district superintendent.

 

Appointments
Click here to view this year’s appointments (pdf)

Kits for Conference
Information on the collection of Kits will be announced soon.

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is currently focusing efforts on Cleaning Kits (aka Flood Buckets), Hygiene Kits, and School KitsCleaning kits provide supplies to help individuals and families clean up after flooding, hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural disasters.  Hygiene kits replace basic necessity items lost in a disaster such as toothbrushes, hand towels, and soap to help people stay clean and healthy.  School kits include school supplies for children as they return to the classroom.  Click on the kit name to see PDFs for specific item listing and assembly instructions.  Collection of the kits is scheduled to start Wednesday, June 17, and continue through Friday, June 19, 2020.
If you prefer to make a financial contribution to enable UMCOR to purchase relief kits, you can contribute $75 for each cleaning kit; $12 for each health kit; and $11 for each school kit.  Additionally, UMCOR asks for $1 per kit ($3 for cleaning buckets) to cover processing and shipping and $1 for toothpaste for each health kit.  Please do NOT bring checks to Annual Conference.  All checks (for processing and shipping, for toothpaste, and in lieu of providing kits) should be made payable to “Virginia Conference UMC,” earmarked for “kits” and mailed to Treasurer, Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 5605, Glen Allen, VA, 23058 any time prior to Annual Conference.

Alternate Member Form
The Lay Annual Conference Members attending 2020 Annual Conference will receive a mailed packet of 2020 Annual Conference information. In the event of a change in lay member, the conference mailed packet should be given to the alternate lay member. Lay members who are attending as alternates are required to present a signed, completed Alternate Member Form 2020 to the Registration Trouble Shooting Desk during Registration. In turn, name badges will be printed that identify them as lay members. Alternates are responsible for obtaining materials mailed to the persons whom they are replacing. A Book of Reports may be purchased for $5 at annual conference by persons who do not have a copy.
Click here to download an alternate local church lay member form (pdf)
Click here to download an alternate district at-large lay member form (pdf)

Per Diem Voucher and EFT Payment Information Request
By conference action, retirees, persons receiving their first appointment, and eligible others listed in the Book of Reports are authorized to receive reimbursement for expenses to attend Annual Conference, not to exceed $340 and subject to limitations of conference approved rates. Vouchers can be obtained by clicking here (pdf). The conference treasurer’s office is encouraging all reimbursements to be made by direct deposit. Instructions are attached to the voucher to make provisions for direct deposit.

Annual Conference Logo
Click here to download a color, black and white, or gray scale logo.