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Welcome to the Rappahannock River District!  

We are 74 United Methodist congregations with one uniting vision.  Our congregations, ministry settings, and people are very diverse but our passion is to Make Disciples.  

We seek to Make Disciples through four entry points: Unity, Spiritual Formation, Empowering Our Laity, and through Mission ministry in our neighborhoods, throughout our Conference, and around the world.  We value lay and clergy as equal and effective partners in ministry.  

Most importantly, we invite you to connect with one of our congregations of ministries to grow deeper in faith and to transform the world for Jesus Christ. 

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From the DS

Ted Smith named
Director of Connectional Ministries
Bishop Sharma D. Lewis is pleased to announce the new Director of Connectional Ministries appointment effective July 1, 2019.
The Rev. Dr. Theodore Smith, currently serving as the district superintendent of the Rappahannock River District, will be the new Director of Connectional Ministries. Smith will replace the Rev. Marc Brown who will leave the Extended Cabinet having faithfully served as the Director of Connectional Ministries since 2008.
Please join Bishop Lewis in congratulating these servants for their diligent hard work in the Virginia Annual Conference.

Introducing the District Celebrations!

The district celebrations are three regional events that combine conducting district conference business, charge conference business, and a significantly greater amount of time to worship, praise, fellowship, and celebration of all God has done through our district from 2011 to 2018.

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 Read about the latest Builders Club Call for Eastland United Methodist Church. Donations end Nov. 15th.

Download the Flyer for the Upcoming Lay Servant Training by clicking here

 Youth Leaders & Pastors:

Please save the date for the next Rappahannock River District Youth Retreat:

April 5 - 7, 2019.

Cost will be $100 per student and the retreat will be at Camp Piankatank.

More info soon.