Annual Conference 2023
2023 Virginia Annual Conference
United in Mission; serving together
Mission Opportunities provided throughout the Annual Conference allow the churches to maximize the impact in transforming the world through the connectional system. Each year, Virginia Conference offers Mission Opportunities for the 1,100 churches to ‘Unite in Mission’ as we serve our Lord together. Below you will find information on how we, serving together, can become a ‘blessing to this world’ (Gen 12:3).
When all 1,100 churches in VAUMC come ‘Nurturing Together’ we can make a significant impact! This year’s offering will be focused on addressing two domestical needs and the nurturing Christian leaders around the world. Join us in this united effort!
AC Collection is one way to ‘Think Globally and Act Locally.’ We will continue our collection on a district level, and share the collections both worldwide and locally. UMCOR Kits will be delivered to Mission Central, while the cans will be shared on district level.
During the Conference we will host Red Cross Blood Drive, Menstrual Hygiene Kit Assembely, and a Rise Against Hunger project. We will see how #joining hands together will make a big impact!
On Thursday evening (June 15th) join us for a Mission Social, where we invite mission partners and ask church leaders to connect with each mission. You may support a mission you are already involved in, or engange in new opportunties. Desserts will be provided for all who join the social.
A fun 5K Run/Walk during the Annual Conference. The wellbeing of our leaders determines the health of our mission! Join our effort to encourage our members to be on this journey together!
Virtual Option to participate in this race will be offered!
# Kit collected
# Rise Against Hunger Kits
#Being Together – 5K Run/Walk
Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023
Time: 6:30 am – 8:00 am
Cost: $30 for inperson race/ $25 for virtual race
*All proceeds will be added to the Annual Conference Offering #Nurturingtogether
Registration now opened! Click below!
Partners & Sponsors
Date: Thursday, June 15, 2023
Time: 11:00 during Opening worship
# 1 Food Security (25% of goal)
Will benefit food banks around the Commonwealth
# 2 Refugee Response (25% of goal)
Support ministries engaged in refugee resettlement.
# 3 Partnerships of Hope Countries (50% of goal)
Brazil, Cambodia, Mozambique, Native Americans, Haiti, and Vietnam
District collection will be held 1-2 weeks prior to the Annual Conference.
District collection date and time will vary by the district.
– UMCOR Hygiene, Cleaning, and Menstrual hygiene kits
– Nonperishable food items
– District specific collection items
#Joining Hands Together
During the Conference we will have three unique opportunities to join hands in mission
# 1 Red Cross Blood Donation
June 15-16 (Thurs-Fri) Red Cross will host a blood donation throughout the conference. Sign up sheet will be released soon.
# 2 UMCOR Menstrual Hygiene Kit
UMCOR recently announced a new kit! We will assemble 2,000 Menstrual Kits to give participants an experience how to assemble this new kit. June 15 (Thursday).
# 3 Rise Against Hunger
Together we will assemble 20,000 meal kits on June 16 (Friday).
9Engages with mission opportunities, fellowship, and dessert!
We will host a Mission Social, where church leaders can engage in a conversation with missionaries and mission organizations and fellowship with one another! Free dessert will be provided for all who join!
Date: June 15, 2023
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Where: Berglund Center
More information to come soon!