Testing and Temptation in the Wilderness I have always wondered how Dietrich Bonhoeffer was able to go to his death in the Nazi prison camp offering words of hope and assurance. When the Gestapo came to get him—everyone knew it meant one thing–death. And Bonhoeffer took a friend aside and said:
This is the end. For me, the beginning of life. (Dietrich ... Read More
Some Books to Consider I have three books that I would like to recommend for some of you this month. Andrew Root has written a thoughtful analysis of how churches can obsess with the need to be youthful, and the dangers that such an obsession poses for lifelong faith formation. The book is called Faith Formation in a Secular ... Read More
Looking Ahead I hope to see many persons at Bishop Lewis’ Chat and Chew on Saturday, February 24. The Alexandria District is joining together with Arlington, Rappahannock River (formerly Fredericksburg), and Richmond Districts for this morning event with lunch, to be held at Ebenezer UMC in Stafford. Registration is required for lunch and to arrange enough rooms ... Read More
Congratulations Alexandria Churches! In 2017, the combined efforts of the Alexandria District churches have increased both the professions of faith and the average worship attendance. According to the statistics kept on the General Council on Finance and Administration’s website, the Alexandria District has not shown a gain in both areas since before 2004, which is as far back ... Read More
2018 Annual Conference
The Virginia Conference has released information for the 2018 Annual Conference.
This year’s Annual Conference will take place June 15-17, 2018 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, VA and will include the Great Day of Service this year.
Learn more about Annual Conference on the VAUMC website: vaumc.org/AC2018
Annual Conference Orientation
We will hold our Annual Conference Orientation meeting from ... Read More