Welcome To Our Official District Website



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.



March 20
The Conference IT staff will provide conference email training to clergy.  Classes will be online and 24 or less participants per session.   

If you would like to participate, send an email to ITHelp@vaumc.org with your preferred date and time (see below.) 


You will receive a return email with instructions to confirm your training date and time. 


Training Dates and Times

Tuesday, March 24  10:00 am

Tuesday, March 24    3:00 pm


Wednesday, March 25  10:00 am

Wednesday, March 25    3:00 pm


Thursday, March 26  10:00 am

Thursday, March 26    3:00 pm



Please let me know how we can help. 


Thanks, Bryan


Bryan Compton

Manager of Technology, Virginia Conference Center

Virginia Conference Of The United Methodist Church

Updated March 9
Lectionary Based Devotions and Sermon Notes click here 
Updated March 6
Lay Speaking (Lay Servants) updated list of speakers click here
Updated March 4
It is not too late to register for the Faith in Action workshop this Saturday, March 7– 9 am – 2 pm at Muhlenberg Lutheran Church.
I do believe this is great opportunity for your congregation to become involved with justice issues in the valley.
You can register at the web site      www.harrisonburgfaithinaction.org     and pay on Saturday morning.
Hope to see you about 8:30 am Saturday.
Thanks for your interest.
Updated 2-27-2015

Together, we reach children, families and communities who have experienced devastation in the wake of disaster. One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday is March 15, 2015 click here for more info

 Updated 2-25-2015

We invite you to join the Harrisonburg District Partners in Ministry on Monday March 2, 2015 11:30 a.m. at Wood Grill Restaurant -Harrisonburg Program #Reaching Young Adults ” Rev. Bob Weeks Rev. Glen Langston

Updated 2-23-2015
The February Gathering will be held on February 28, 2015 at 3:00pm. It will be located at McGaheysville United Methodist Church. The address is 10106 McGaheysville Road in McGaheysville, VA 22840. Please join us for some fun and fellowship. (Directions: From Harrisonburg, take Rt. 33 East. Turn right onto Rt. 647, then turn right onto McGaheysville Road.) We hope to see you there. De Colores!

Mission Projects at District Churches and Shenandoah and neighboring valleys click here


Youth And College Age click here


On Going Events Chronologically Dated Events click here


Financial and Scholarship Information click here


Growing Your Faith click here


Harrisonburg Newsletters click here


UMM Men’s Spring Training click here for UMM page


UMW Forms and Events click here for UMW page


Letter from Dale Dodrill of Lay Ministries for our District click here to see it


New Article suggested by our DS: 5 Things Small Churches Can Uniquely Offer Right Now…click here to see it

Updated 2-19-2015
Phyllis Foltz, District UMW President, has informed me that the UMW Evening Together scheduled for tomorrow night, Thursday, Feb. 19, 7:00 p.m. at Bridgewater UMC, has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 26 due to the extreme cold weather.  Location, time, and speaker will be the same next week


Watch our short video to learn
what you can do to keep pipes from freezing

During a cold snap in 2014, we had more than 1,000 frozen pipe claims in just two weeks. And they came from all over the country.

In fact, our customers in warmer climates are often the most at risk because they don’t think they need to take the necessary precautions.

Freezing not only damages the pipes themselves, it also can cause water leaks and
mold damage.

Our short Safety Series video, Prevent Frozen Pipes, shows what you can do to help prevent this from happening to you. It also explains how to minimize damage if your pipes do end up freezing. Take a few moments to watch it today. And be sure to share it with others in your organization.

Worried about the weather?

·         Get winter weather preparedness information at www.ReadyVirginia.gov and download the new Ready Virginia app for iPhones and Android devices.