Skunk on the Table is a new series presented by the Virginia Conference communications office to explore those issues that are present but may be hard to talk about. Let’s throw the Skunk on the Table and explore the next topic! Each topic is available as a video, podcast, and blog.

Episode 4- Financial Impacts & Next Steps After Disaffiliation

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Skunk on the Table episode discusses financial impacts and next steps after disaffiliation

Skunk on the Table is a video, podcast and article series focused on simple and clear conversations about topics of interest to the conference and denomination. In this episode, David Dommisse, Conference Treasurer, answers questions related to disaffiliation in the Virginia Conference and the financial impacts. Also joining the conversation is Dwayne Stinson, Director of Connectional Ministries for Discipleship and Congregational Vitality, who will share about the future of the VAUMC and UMC.

Episode 3- Appointment Season

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Skunk on the Table episode discusses appointment season

Skunk on the Table is a video, podcast, and article series with a focus on simple and clear conversations about topics of interest to the Virginia Conference and denomination.

In the third episode, Rev. Dr. Sarah Calvert, Northern Virginia District Superintendent, and Rev. Jessie Colwell, Director for the Center of Clergy Excellence, discuss appointment season.

Episode 2- United Methodist Disaffiliation

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Skunk on the Table episode discusses disaffiliation

Skunk on the Table is a video, podcast and article series with a focus on simple and clear conversations about topics of interest to the Virginia Conference and denomination.

In the second episode of the series, Bishop Sue shares her thoughts on disaffiliation, advice for churches considering disaffiliation, and encouragement to clergy and laity in the Virginia Conference to be boldly United Methodist and to focus on their ministry and witness.

Bishop Sue shared in part, “I think we can do a lot more together than apart. I think It’s an ‘all hands on deck ‘ time for Christianity. We are losing people, and it’s time for all Christian to quit fighting each other and to be in lock-step mission to the world. That’s my hope and prayer.”

You can listen or watch the full episode now. Here is video link: https://youtu.be/ti8qwVJ-hZo

Episode 1 – Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference, November 2-4, 2022

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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 serve within our jurisdiction and at the broader, general UMC level; and, Support and hold accountable the ministries of the jurisdiction. The Southeastern Jurisdiction consists of 14 Annual Conferences. More…

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