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2019

June 19, 2019 Newsletter

June 13, 2019 Newsletter

DS Farewell/DS Welcome

May 22, 2019 Newsletter

May 16, 2019 Newsletter

May 8, 2019 Newsletter

Bishop's Eastertide Event May 12, 2019

May 2, 2019 Newsletter

April 24, 2019 Newsletter

April 17, 2019 Newsletter

April 10, 2019 Newsletter

April 3, 2019 Newsletter

March 27, 2019 Newsletter

March 20, 2019 Newsletter

March 12, 2019 Newsletter

Opportunities to serve at Conference Level

March 7, 2019 Newsletter

February 28, 2019 Newsletter

February 20, 2019 Newsletter

Post General Conference Updates

February 6, 2019 Newsletter

January 30, 2019 Newsletter

January 23, 2019

January 10, 2019

January 3, 2019

 

2018

December 20, 2018 News Section

December 20, 2018 Church Events Section

December 13, 2018 News Section

December 13, 2018 Church Events Section

December 6, 2018 News Section

December 6, 2018 Church Events Section

November 29, 2018 News Section

November 29, 2018 Church Events Section

November 20, 2018 News Section

November 20, 2018 Church Events Section

November 15, 2018 News Section

November 15, 2018 Church Events Section

November 7, 2018 News Section

November 7, 2018 Church Events Section

November 1, 2018 News Section

November 1, 2018 Church Events Section

October 24, 2018 News Section

October 24, 2018 Church Events Section

October 10, 2018 News Section

October 1, 2018 Church Events Section

October 3, 2018 News Section

October 3, 2018 Church Events Section

September 26, 2018

September 20, 2018

September 13, 2018

September 5, 2018

August 29, 2018

August 22, 2018

August 15, 2018

August 9, 2018

August 2, 2018

July 26, 2018

July 19, 2018

July 11, 2018

June 28th, 2018

June 21, 2018

Missionary Clara Biswas

June 14, 2018

Charge Conference Plans Newsletter

June 7, 2018

May 31, 2018

May 24, 2018

May 18, 2018

May 10, 2018

May 3, 2018

April 19, 2018

April 12, 2018

March 29, 2018

March 22, 2018

March 15, 2015

March 8. 2018

March 1, 2018

February 22, 2018

February 14, 2018

February 8, 2018

February 1, 2018

 

New Builder's Club Call

The Committee for the Rappahannock River District Builder’s Club has approved our seventh call. This call is for Zion United Methodist Church which is located in Spotsylvania county and serves the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania areas. The request is for construction involving new footings, foundation, wrap around deck, a/c unit, electrical and installation of a trailer (24’ x 36‘) for use in a food pantry ministry. 
 
I have met with Pastor Barry Blakley and Finance Committee Representative Walter Rawls and reviewed the project and construction. Construction has already been completed. 
 
Financial information
Estimated original cost of Project $    35,000
Cost paid on construction $    20,000
Debt Remaining upon completion     $      6,300
 
Our Rappahannock River District Builder’s Club currently has 139 members from all over the district who have committed to support fellow churches. You too can help God’s Kingdom grow by joining the Rappahannock River Builder’s Club. It’s easy to join - become a member today by making a donation to this call for Zion UMC’s food ministry. Donations typically range from $10 to $100. But, whatever amount you are able to send would be welcome. The club has no more than 3 calls a year. All donations are tax deductible.
 
Your support will help Zion UMC to reach more people within the communities served by the food pantry ministry. We are asking that you support this mission by sending a check payable to: “Rappahannock River District" and mailing to Builder's Club, Rappahannock River District, PO BOX 100 Ladysmith, VA 22501 before April 30, 2019. 
 
Blessings,
 
Dave
 
David A. Kellison, President
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From the DS

 

Bishop Sharma D. Lewis is pleased to announce three new district superintendent (DS) appointments effective July 1, 2019.

The Rev. Dr. Sarah L.K. Calvert, currently serving as the Bi-District (Alexandria and Arlington districts) coordinator of Church Revitalization and Leadership Development, will be the new district superintendent of the Arlington District. She will replace the Rev. Cathy Abbott who has served as the Arlington DS since 2013.

The Rev. Charles F. Bates, currently serving as lead pastor at Fishersville UMC on the Staunton District, will be the new district superintendent of the Rappahannock River District. He will replace the Rev. Dr. Ted Smith who has served as the Rappahannock River DS since 2011.

The Rev. Denise P. Bates, currently serving as the lead pastor at Cave Spring UMC on the Roanoke District, will be appointed to serve as the new district superintendent for both the Danville and Farmville districts. On the Danville District she will replace the Rev. Dr. Janine Howard and on the Farmville District she will replace the Rev. Bob Parks. Both have served their districts since 2011.

In this new model, Bishop Lewis will also appoint an assistant to the DS for each district. Those part-time positions will be announced at a later date.

Please join Bishop Lewis in giving thanks for these servants and pray for all involved in these transitions.


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.

  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.

Upcoming Events & Other News


 
We are pleased to announce that Lay Servant Training will be offered at Warsaw UMC on May 3  & 4, 2019.  Classes will include the Basic Course, Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts, Polity in the UM Church, Leading Worship, and Intentional Discipleship Making.
 
Click here for the registration packet.
 
Registration Deadline is April 24.
 
If you have any questions, please contact the Director of Lay Servant Ministries, Dottie Garrison,  at 703.403.8953 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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