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  • Arlington Pastor Offers Opening Prayer Rev. Dave Kirkland of Dulin UMC was invited to give the opening prayer for Congress on June 13, 2017. To see Dave serve as guest chaplain, you may visit c-span.org   Dave shared his prayer with the Bi-District and we’ve provided it below: Gracious and loving God, We offer thanks for this day that you have given us: a day full ... Read More
  • Annual Conference Parking Notice Change in Traffic pattern to enter the Hampton Roads Convention Center Due to the graduations at the Coliseum, traffic into the Convention Center parking lot will be impacted during this weekend’s Annual Conference in Hampton. There will be traffic signs posted just before the corner of Coliseum and Pine Chapel Rd directing all UMC traffic to turn ... Read More
  • Monumental Decisions At our April Bi-District Clergy meeting, Tom Berlin energized the crowd with his update on the Way Forward Commission. Tom was uncharacteristically upbeat about the future of the denomination, saying that he has hope for the first time in a long time. The process that the Commission is going through fascinated me. They started by ... Read More
  • Prayer, Providence, and Principles “By Your Spirit, make us one in Christ, one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world, until Christ comes in final victory and we feast at His heavenly banquet.” — from “The Great Thanksgiving” prayer in The United Methodist Hymnal Last month this time, during the first week of April, our district ... Read More
  • Kairos Informational Dinner “ . . . I was in prison and you visited me.”  – Matthew 25: 36 Kairos Prison Ministry is a lay-led, Christ-centered, and Holy Spirit inspired ministry that shares the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ with incarcerated men, women, and youth.  The Northern Virginia Kairos Prison Ministry team, serving the men’s prisons at ... Read More
  • Draw the Circle: Praying a Way Forward After reading Mark Batterson’s Draw the Circle,  the Bi-District staff felt compelled to get a bit creative in how we would “do our part” for the prayer challenge for “A Way Forward” this week.  We asked every church in the District to designate  one day during which they would pray for the Commission on a ... Read More
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