2015 Annual Conference offering goal is $150,000

Each year members of local churches are encouraged to help raise money for global mission projects designated by the bishop. The pastor or lay member of each church will take that money to Annual Conference where it will be collected during a special time of the session.

Checks may be made payable to "Virginia Conference of the UMC" with "Conference Offering" in the memo line.

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This year the Annual Conference special offering goal is $150,000. Bishop Young Jin Cho is requesting contributions to support three different ministries.

"It is our calling and our response as disciples to prayerfully give," Bishop Cho wrote in a letter to all Virginia Conference United Methodists. "May our conference offering this year reflect that calling to wholeness and justice as we live out our discipleship through giving and loving in the name of the one who first loved us!"

Contributions are asked for the following ministries:

Methodist Mission in Cambodia - $50,000
We want to continue to strengthen our partnership with the Methodist Mission in Cambodia by offering support as they continue to purchase property to establish new churches and expand their fast-growing mission.

UMCOR Global Health Ministries - $50,000
These funds will go to United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) Global Health ministries to aid the Ebola-ravaged countries of Sierra Leone and Liberia. Both of these countries have trained and equipped Health Boards in their United Methodist conferences that are working to meet priorities and needs of communities recovering from the Ebola outbreak as well as a holistic approach to health that empowers people to take charge of their own lives and develop positive health-seeking behavior in their communities.

Children Out of Poverty in Virginia - $50,000
This will provide financial support for mission projects working with the poor in the Danville and Eastern Shore districts of our conference. Both of these districts are working in ministry in areas of Virginia that are well below the national and state poverty levels. Of particular concern and emphasis are children living in poverty.

The 2015 session of the Virginia Annual Conference will be held at The Berglund Center (formerly the Roanoke Civic Center) in Roanoke, VA, June 19-21. Theme of this year's Annual Conference is “From Members to Disciples.”



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