Posts from July 2015

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Alexandria District Conference and 75th Anniversary Schedule of Events

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Saturday September 19 at St. Stephen’s UMC, 9203 Braddock Rd, Burke 22015 9 a.m. Arlington District Conference (Alexandria folks do not attend this).  Those participating in the procession of banners at the worship service will need to gather to practice. Details will follow. For both districts at 10:00 a.m.: Annual Meeting of the Board of Missions […]

AX – End of June

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INM Spreadsheet  – Alexandria  $16,240.98 District Funds  $9,190.65 Church donations  $47682.78 Individuals  $4.147.00 Credit Card (Online)  $100.00 Advance  $00 Total Funds Raised  $77,589.41 Total Lives Saved  7,759 Churches Involved  40 Dist. Average Wkly worship  10,844

Arlington INM – End of June

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INM Spreadsheet  – Arlington  $12,584.70 District Funds  $1,526.14 Church donations  $81,182.74 Individuals  $10,986.26 Credit Card (Online)  $650.00 Advance  $ Promise of funds remaining  $700 Total Funds Raised  $107,629.84 Total Lives Saved  10,763 Churches Involved  36 Dist. Average Wkly worship  9,872

We Did It!

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THANK YOU, EVERYONE!!!! We did it – thanks to all of our congregations working together. I got word from Maria Maxwell during Annual Conference that the Arlington District made its goal of saving 10.000 lives for Bishop Cho’s Imagine No Malaria initiative. Averaging $10 for each of the 10,000 regular worshipers in our District, every life […]

Sneak Preview: Charge Conference Season

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Wondering what Charge Conferences might look like this year? Here are some notes from DS Cathy Abbott on what to expect: The theme of this year’s annual conference is “From Members to Disciples.”  Members are people who over the years have joined our churches in order to become disciples of Jesus Christ. How we worship, […]

Make My Joy Complete

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This year, the Lord set me the tasks of reading and reflecting on the Book of Acts and Paul’s letter to the Philippians. I have just completed Luke Timothy Johnson’s commentary on Acts (which I heartily recommend). From my six months’ worth of reading and meditating on Acts, I draw two lessons for my ministry […]

Clergy Changes Effective July 1, 2015

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Click here to review clergy changes (in pdf format) in the Arlington District effective July 1, 2015. For Alexandria’s list, click here. For the entire conference’s changes, check out this link.

My Annual Conference “Take Aways”

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Are you tired of answering all the questions?  How was Conference?  What happened in Roanoke?  Did ‘this or that’ get done?  Who was there – Did you see ‘so and so’?  Any Ah-Ah moments?  The 233rd session of the Virginia Annual Conference will probably best be remembered as either (1) the first time we used […]

Being Read at the Bi-District Office

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Bishop Robert Schnase has recently released a new book “Just Say Yes: Unleashing People for Ministry.” He reminds us that the work of the church doesn’t come only from the clergy, the paid staff or the lay leadership, but from all God’s people. We are often set up, usually unintentionally, to either say “no” to […]

Meet Keiko Foster!

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Effective July 1, Keiko joins the Bi-District Staff as the Program Coordinator. A native of Japan, her name translates to “blessed child.” Keiko came to the Christian faith as a young adult and is the only Christian in her family. However, her mother Mieko (who is a devout Bhuddist) has been the biggest supporter of Keiko’s […]