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.
The Council of Bishops (COB) of The United Methodist Church has asked all United Methodists to join people of faith in a day of prayer tomorrow, March 25, asking God to rid the world of the coronavirus pandemic. The COB also announced that the May meeting of the Council will be a virtual meeting April 29-May 1, 2020. http://ow.ly/1Ctf50yV7vI
Bishop Lewis has issues an updated letter regarding April's Services and Church Daycare/Pre-School. Please visit https://www.vaumc.org/Coronavirus2020 to read this latest letter.
Amid the current health and safety recommendations regarding COVID-19, the Rappahannock River Youth Retreat scheduled for April 24th-26th has been indefinitely postponed. Due to the complexity and constant evolution of the situation I am unable to provide any details on a possible reschedule at this time.
"Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!"
Due to the recent health concerns revolving are COVID-19, all church services in the Virgina Conference have been canceled for Sunday March 15th and March 22nd. As such, we find it prudent to take similar precautions for our upcoming youth events. As such the following changes have been made:
The 30 hour Famine hosted by Shady Grove, originally scheduled for March 20-21 has been postponed to a further date. This date will be determined in the future as we continue to watch the situation at hand.
The Youth Council meeting originally scheduled for March 22 has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. As of now our meeting on April 19th stands as scheduled.
I will continue to keep you updated as I have more information. Thank you all for your support. Please keep healthy and be sure to wash your hands!