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  • The Wilderness Journey As we journey through Lent, we are remembering the 40 days of Jesus in the wilderness, which, in turn, recalls the 40 years of Israel journeying in the wilderness. In the context of our 21st century Northern Virginia culture, the concept of “wilderness” may seem far distant. After all, most United Methodists in the Alexandria ... Read More
  • Accept the Challenge – Rise Up – Rebuild Lives! Have you heard about “Accept the Challenge – Rise Up – Rebuild Lives?” It’s the catchy title for the Rising Hope United Methodist Mission Church’s capital campaign, which is coming to your local church! Rising Hope’s capital campaign, which was unanimously approved at last October’s Alexandria District Conference, is focused on continuing the transformation of ... Read More
  • The Sky Is the Limit “The sky is the limit … as long as we are Biblically and theologically sound,” Bishop Lewis told the assembled crowd at our Arlington Chew ‘n Chat on Feb. 18th. On Feb. 28th, Arlington County approved Central United Methodist Church’s innovative proposal to replace their existing building with an 8 story structure containing a new ... Read More
  • Prayer Vigil for the Immigrant & the Homeless From Rev. Jeff Mickle, Alexandria District Superintendent   February 28, 2017 Dear Alexandria District clergy, As promised, I am forwarding an invitation to join a prayer vigil this Saturday afternoon at Rising Hope UMC. The vigil is for the immigrant and the homeless, and to show our solidarity and support for them. Please keep Keary and Rising Hope in your ... Read More
  • Top 10 Reasons Why Your Church Needs to Attend “How to Connect” These are the top 10 reasons why your church should attend a How to Connect or How to Connect: Deeper Dive event 1. Your church came to the first round of these workshops, and wants to DIVE DEEPER in the second level class. 2. You think maybe your church doesn’t have the gifts or skills necessary to ... Read More
  • A Letter to Alexandria District Clergy Alexandria District Superintendent Rev. Jeff Mickle offers the following letter to all Alexandria District clergy. February 17, 2017 Dear Alexandria District clergy, I write to inform you of a special cause for prayer and advocacy involving one of our Alexandria District churches. On Wednesday morning of last week, February 8, as a group of homeless men left ... Read More
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