UM Day at the General Assembly

January 30, 2020

The Pace Center
700 West Franklin St. Richmond, VA 23220

Our Goal:
For you to be equipped and excited about being an advocate as we return home… where faith and public policy come together.

Our new location much closer to downtown means that we can start a little later, spend less time travelling, and streamline our time together!
Click here to download a pdf flyer

NEW LOCATION: The Pace Center, one of our Wesley Foundation sites, 700 W. Franklin St. Click here to download a map of the area (pdf)
NEW TIMES: Registration will start at 7:30 am.
    Continental Breakfast & program at 8 am.
    Day ends by 3 pm.

Wednesday night Policy Briefing: January 29, 2020 at 7:30 pm. Presented by Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy at the Pace Center to learn about some of the issues and bills pending before the General Assembly and answer any questions you may have.

Parking for event: A short walk to deck across Monroe Park (with code provided at reservation).

Hotel Reservations: Rooms for January 29 are available at the Holiday Inn Express, 201 Grace Street, Richmond, 23220, near the Pace Center. Call (804) 788-1600 to make your reservation and mention “United Methodist Day at the General Assembly” to receive a special room rate of $144/night (single or double). Hotel reservation deadline is December 29, 2019.

Legislative Agenda: Click here to view a legislative agenda shared by the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy (pdf)

The Virginia General Assembly meets annually in regular session beginning the second Wednesday in January for 30 days in odd-numbered years and 60 days in even-numbered years, with an option to extend the session for a maximum of 30 days. It stands in recess for most of the rest of the year.  More information can be found at

How to Register
Early bird registration and payment of $30 per person must be received by Friday, January 3, 2020. Student rate of $10 per person.
Click here to register  
Update 12/11/19 -- PLEASE NOTE: Registration is available online; however, the credit card payment system is currently unavailable, so please prepare to print the invoice at the end of the registration process and send, with your check, to:
Mission Office
PO Box 5606
Glen Allen, VA  23058
Make checks or money order payable to "Virginia United Methodist Conference"
Final registration date Friday, January 17, 2020 is $40 per person. No refunds available. Limited scholarships available by contacting the registrar, Barbara Lewis.

By Phone/Mail: Make checks or money order payable to “Virginia United Methodist Conference.” Payment must be included with registration. To register by phone or mail, please call the United Methodist Conference Center Office of Justice and Missional Excellence.

Atten: Cindy Ingroff, Administrative Assistant
Phone: (804) 521-1142
PO Box 5606, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5606

Groups up to 20 may register online with one credit card. If the group is registering by check, mail one check with a completed online registration for each person. Please include contact information for each person being registered, preferably with email and phone number. We want to be able to let you know of any weather-related changes.

Registration includes information packet, continental breakfast, box lunch, parking, transportation to the Capitol grounds, and afternoon speakers. Box lunch consists of sandwich or salad, a side, dessert, and water/ tea/coffee. Gluten free or vegetarian available.
You will receive by email:
     registration confirmation
     maps and directions and pre-event materials
     parking information and code
     the Virginia General Assembly information
     faithful advocacy information

Registration questions may be directed to the Rev. Barbara Lewis at or (434) 594-6241.
General questions may be directed to the Rev. Pat Shipley at or (804) 353-1387.

Presented by
The Virginia Board of Church & Society and
The Virginia United Methodist Women
And is planned by the Virginia Legislative Network Committee
Logo used by permission of Karen and Rebecca McElfish





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The Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church
10330 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
P.O. Box 5606, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5606
(804) 521-1100
Click here for directions to the Center