Welcome To Our Official District Website



For Pondering:

This is what it looks like for eight heels and forty toes to “take a load off.” Picture your feet here this week with your favorite people beside you.  


 Conference News and Events click on this link
Rev Berghuis June 29 and July 6
UMW Newsletter May 31
New Article recommended by our DS found in Resources/Reading…
Major update for Events/Information May 14
Virginia Conference News and Events May 8
Important Dates and Information
New Book Study


The next book study will begin July 22 at Manor Memorial at 2:00.  We will meet every Tuesday until we finish the book.

The book is “Reaching People under 40 while Keeping People over 60” by Edward H. Hammett.  The best place to get your book is from Amazon, so I invite you to order your own book.

We talked about having the Book Study at two locations and we can do that in the Fall but for the summer, let’s only have it at one location.

 I will bring notes like I normally do, so if you decide not to buy the book you can get a .5 CEU credit.  If you buy the book and read it, you can get an additional .5 CEU.

 I have scheduled Manor Memorial for July and August and I think we should be able to finish the book.

 I hope you will consider coming and getting a CEU and enjoy the time with fellow pastors and Lay Servants.

See you on the 22nd at 2:00.

New Pastor’s Welcome Pic-Nic August 14

at Camp Overlook at 6pm
Annual Conference “Witness” Videos Showcasing Small Membership Churches


Those who were present at this year’s Annual Conference will recall the times of witness from churches and ministries of various types and sizes across the Virginia Conference.  The videos for two of those churches, Norfolk UMC in the Elizabeth River District and Westover UMC in the Charlottesville District, have been added to the Kingdom Sightings blog page of the Conference website.  The Small Church Leadership Team wanted to make the videos available for all to see. 


The opportunity to post on the blog is available to all small membership churches (those with average worship attendance up to 149).  It is a way for us to share stories of faith as we help one another grow in recognizing the presence of the Kingdom and its grace in our own unique places and settings across the Virginia Conference. You will find instructions for how to post a story on the website page:  http://www.vaumc.org/kingdomsightings 

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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.