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The Harrisonburg District of The United Methodist Church’s Virginia Conference is nestled between the Appalachian and Blue Ridge mountains, in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The mission of our churches is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

The churches of our district have a wonderful heritage and a promising future. We welcome you to our website – please feel free to contact us if there is any way we can assist you.

 

 

Updates

This was a busy week-end with Annual Conference.  So much happened that might need explaining and Marc Brown is asking for suggestions as to how to make annual conference better.

 

I have reserved Manor Memorial UMC in New Market for tomorrow night at 7:00 – June 24. We met to talk about what was coming up.  I’d like now to meet to discuss what went on

 

Many churches will have a report of Annual conference this week, and this time will give everyone a chance to ask questions and decide on what was most important and what was not.

 

Feel free to invite any church member you desire but we need to especially have pastors and all delegates.

 

We met before – now let’s meet afterwards.  7:00 tomorrow night at Manor Memorial UMC.
 
 
 
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Urge your representative to vote no on Fast Track trade authority!

Jacob Robert,

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote Friday, June 12, on legislation to provide Fast Track trade authority to the administration on trade deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP negotiations are highly secretive, but will affect millions of people.

We deserve the right to know what is being proposed for a 12-nation pact that will set the rules governing an estimated 40% of the global economy. These rules will not only dictate tariff levels, but also energy and environmental policies, medicine patents, financial regulations, “Buy Local” preferences, food safety, Internet protocols, consumer labeling and the like.

Congress would only be allowed to vote the TPP up or down — with no changes.

Call your U.S. Representative now!

Please call your U.S. Representative at 1-888-410-0619 now to urge a NO vote on Fast Track. (When calling ask for your Representative’s office.)

United Methodist Social Principles on Trade and Investment

We affirm the importance of international trade and investment in an interdependent world. … Broad-based citizen advocacy and participation in trade negotiations must be ensured through democratic mechanisms of consultation and participation (¶163K, The Economic Community, 2012 Book of Discipline).

Resolution on The United Methodist Church, Justice, & World Hunger

Enable church members to … become advocates of trade policies that alleviate economic disparities between rich and poor countries while protecting labor and human rights; environmental, health, and safety standards; respecting the need for agricultural and food security. (“#4051″, 2012 Book of Resolutions).

Please take action now:  Call your U.S. Representative at 1-888-410-0619 and urge a NO vote on Fast Track.

Blessings and Peace,

Mark Harrison
Director
Peace with Justice Program

 
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