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Annual Conference 2023

Mission Opportunities

Serving Together


2023 Virginia Annual Conference 

Mission Opportunities

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 Conference


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!

5K Registrations

$ Offered

Kits collected

lbs collected

Blood Drive Donors

Menstrual Kits

Rise Against Hunger Kits

#BeingTogether – 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

Virginia United Methodist Housing Development


Date: Thursday, June 15, 2023

Time: 9 AM on Saturday

Goal: $150,000

# 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.

Collection items

– UMCOR Hygiene, Cleaning, and Menstrual hygiene kits

– Nonperishable food items

– District specific collection items


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 here (use sponsor code VAUMC23)

# 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).


Engages 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 

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