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United Methodist Men

The primary purpose of United Methodist Men is to declare the centrality of Christ in the lives of men and in all their relationships. Accordingly, Virginia Conference United Methodist Men works with the District organizations, in developing programs to meet the needs and interests of men of all ages.

For more information about United Methodist Men in the Virginia Conference, please contact Andrew Kissell, president, at 757-839-0790 or  

Upcoming Webinars

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The United Methodist Men are inviting you to a series of scheduled Zoom meetings. For the next 3 months we will have a series of Webinars every 2 weeks on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., to: a. find out how you are doing, b. provide you with an opportunity to learn about some important ministries we are actively engaged in, and c. provide you some suggestions for leading your men during this time of physical separation. These webinars will last 1 hour each and will be recorded if you are unable to make one. Along with the chat questions and answers, the recorded webinars will be posted on this page.
The Webinars are as follows:
May 13 Amend Together- Domestic Violence Prevention Click here to view. Access Password: 4l&6^8+8
May 27 Wesleyan Building Brothers; and Mentoring: Using the Wesley Challenge and Small Groups to Grow Disciples
June 10 Hunger Relief and Scouting
June 24 Jail, Prison, GraceInside and All God’s Children Ministries
July 8 YoungER Men’s Ministry (tentative)
July 22 Communications- Beacon newsletter and Web Page
Aug 5 Heart Havens and Camp Rainbow
Other topics as needed. We will promote this on LaityNet and ClergyNet as well as in the Beacon and on this Webpage.
District Presidents and officers please put out the word to enhance participation!
Join Zoom Meeting: This ID is good for all 7 Webinars.
Meeting ID: 921 0197 6396
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Officers (pdf)
Vision, Values and Goals (pdf)
Related Agencies    
Beacon Newsletters   
Men in the Spirit flyer: See how UMM are changing lives around the conference (pdf)
Online Wearable Store   
Bylaws (pdf)

How are UMM Relevant?

How are the UMM helping to meet needs? (pdf)
Why do Men need a Ministry? (pdf)

Upcoming Events

General Meeting, June 13, 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast via Zoom
Mark your calendars for the 2020 Annual Meeting on Saturday morning, June 13 at 8:30 am.
Normally held in conjunction with Annual Conference Breakfast, the 2020 Annual Business Meeting will be conducted over Zoom this year because of the postponement of Annual Conference due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
So, join us for the business meeting with breakfast (in your kitchen) as we:
• Install Cabinet Officers for the 2020-2021 year, and
• Confirm updated bylaws which are now available for your review. Last revised in 2010, the Cabinet has reviewed and amended the bylaws for men’s ministry now and in the future. A majority of those present at the Annual Meeting must confirm or reject changes to the bylaws for the changes to be effective (Amendment XIII).
Our featured speaker is L.W. Smith, Vietnam veteran and chairman of Strength for Service, Inc., whose mission is to publish and provide spiritual and inspirational literature for members of the armed services, law enforcement officers, fire fighters, EMTs/paramedics and other community servants. Smith will provide background on the Strength for Service to God and Country and Strength for Service to God and Community daily devotional booklets as well as plans to expand this ministry to those on the front-line of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Please join us for the Annual Business Meeting using Zoom:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 921 0197 6396


Wesley Challenge Mentor Leader Guide
Using the Wesley Challenge and small groups our experienced disciples can become mentors. This link provides the training materials necessary for preparing mentors and helping new Christians become disciples. If you have any questions contact David Bean @
Mentor Guide (pdf)

Spiritual Advance 2019
PowerPoint Presentation 


Officers Duties

Major Responsibilities for… (All files are Word)
Vice President for Spiritual Life     
Vice President for Membership and Development      
Conference Secretary    
Conference Chaplain  
YoungER Men’s MInistry (YMM)

The conference contact person is Glenn Rowley. He may be reached at (804) 521-1143. E-mail 

“I look on all the world as my parish; thus far I mean, that, in whatever part of it I am, I judge it meet, right, and my bounden duty, to declare unto all that are willing to hear, the glad tidings of salvation” — John Wesley

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