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.
A reporter and producer from United Methodist News Service and United Methodist Communications interviewed Rev. Steve Little (pastor of Trinity (Catlett) United Methodist Church in Cattlet, Virginia and Wesleyan United Methodist Church in Calverton, Virginia on our District) late last year about his photo-a-day project and turning that and other creative tasks into a spiritual discipline that one can engage daily for the entire year
Lay Servant Training Offered
We will hold a Lay Servant Training Course over the course of 3 Saturday mornings from 8:30m - noon. The classes will be held January 4th, 18th and February 1st. at Mount Horeb UMC 10867 Elk Run Road, Catlett.
The following courses will be offered:
BASIC: To become a Lay Servant you must take the Basic course. The following book is required for participants and may be purchased from bookstore.upperroom.org or Amazon:
ISBN 9780881776263 (Also available in Kindle and ePub formats).
ADVANCED: Two advanced courses will be offered for continuing education of Lay Servants:
Preaching: The following book is required for participants:
From Pew to Pulpit by Clifton F. Guthries. ISBN 9780687066605 Available at Cokesbury.com or Amazon
God’s Mission, Our Journey: The following book is required for participants: A Mission Journey- A Handbook for Volunteers by General Board of Global Ministries.
ISBN 9780835817868 Available at bookstore.upperroom.org or Amazon. Also available in Kindle and ePub formats.
ANNOUNCING THE 2020 DISTRICT YOUTH RETREAT!