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Tentative General Conference dates publicized

Special Session of General Conference 2019, St. Louis, MO After the pandemic-caused postponement, the new prospective dates for The United Methodist Church’s General Conference are Aug. 31-Sept. 10, 2021. The Council of Bishops disclosed the proposed dates, including...

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VAUMC ERT TO FL

VAUMC ERT TO FL

Members of a volunteer team from the North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church clear storm debris and damaged kitchen items from a home that was flooded by Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers, FL. PHOTO: Mike DuBose, UM NewsJoin the VAUMC ERT to Florida  ...

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VAUMC ERT to FL snapshots

VAUMC ERT to FL snapshots

VAUMC ERT to Florida ERT (Early Response Team) is a group of certified volunteers deployed to areas hit by disasters to help clean up the house so homeowners can start the recovery journey. The rebuilding phase starts after ERT members finish cleaning up. Usually, the...

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Aren’t we all odd buckets? 

Aren’t we all odd buckets? 

By Bill Pike , Trinity UMC, Richmond On the morning of Friday, November 11, I suspect some of the bucket brigade who showed up at the Virginia Conference office to move and load flood buckets are a bit stiff, maybe achy in the arms and shoulders, and moving a little...

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Love Has No Boundaries

Luray United Methodist Church and Our Brothers and Sisters in Stavropol By Walt Surratt, Luray UMC (Editor’s Note: Some Virginia Conference congregations have an ongoing relationship with United Methodist congregations in Ukraine and Russia. A previous story focused...

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SEJ elects first bishop of session

By Jessica Brodie LAKE JUNALUSKA, North Carolina—“We have an election.” With those words from Bishop David Graves, the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference welcomed its first episcopal election of the 2022 session, announcing Tom Berlin as the first-elected bishop....

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Ballots continue during Nov. 2 SEJ afternoon session

By Madeline White Bishop Sharma D. Lewis, episcopal leader of the Richmond Area, presided over the afternoon session beginning at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2, 2022. Ballot #1 was shared, and there was no election.  Three hundred and fifty-two (352) votes...

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November 2022 SEJ Conference

November 2022 SEJ Conference

Jurisdictions are regional bodies that: Promote the evangelistic, missionary, educational, and benevolent interest and institutions of The United Methodist Church; Elect and deploy bishops to residential assignments; Appoint various committees to nominate leaders to...

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