Welcome To Our Official District Website

 
 

 

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management provides this information for safety and situational awareness. This is a synopsis of information from National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Offices serving Virginia and analysis of NWS Forecast Products. You are encouraged to check local NWS forecasts, Blacksburg VA; Morristown TN; Charleston WV; Sterling VA; Wakefield VA, for more specific information and updates and VDOT’s 511 Virginia, http://www.511virginia.org/, before traveling. The threat of severe weather will evolve throughout the day and local emergency managers and others with emergency management responsibilities are encouraged to monitor NWS products and contact their local NWS Forecast Office for specific details.  

 

A cold front moving through Virginia will bring the possibility of isolated to scattered thunderstorms capable of producing strong, damaging winds this afternoon and evening.   Some of these wind gusts could reach 35-50 mph.  Locally heavy rainfall is also possible, particularly in Southwest and West Central Virginia.

 

Storm Prediction Center Thursday, 11 September 2014 Wind Outlook

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Welcome

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

September 2

URGENT announcement

 

3 Shades of Blue will kick off their Back to School Tour at Asbury United Methodist Church, 205 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, Saturday, September 6th from 7-9 p.m. Hosted by Asbury United MethodistYouth the event will include Asbury’s own youth theatre troupe, Acts of God sharing a message through skits. Help us get the word out to the youth of our area. Admission is $5.

 

3 Shades of Blue is a Christian rock band from Philadelphia, PA. They are 3 brothers (Jeffery- 19, Jesse- 19, Austin- 18) + a guy who has refrigerator rights at their house (Dane- 19 he also happens to play bass)! They are known for their unique blend of rock and solid lyrics of hope. Their energy and hearts for music have gained the attention of leaders in the industry and many fans along the East Coast. They have performed with many national and international bands like Plumb, Mikeschair, Josh Wilson, Reilly, Stellar Kart, The Advice, Switchfoot, Superhero and many more. This December they open for Skillet and 10th Avenue North at Winterfest! 3SB has played at festivals around the east including: Creation, Alive, and The Columbia Freedom Festival. By invitation, they recently recorded their EP, Love Will Sing Out, at Michael Card’s studio in Franklin, TN, working with producer Keith Compton. Recently voted Best Contemporary Christian band in a 64 band battle. They dream of playing on stages around the world sharing the love of Christ. This is their passion.

 

 
August 18
The School for Children’s Ministry is coming soon!

 Don’t miss the “Bottomless Cookie Jar” and 8 new workshops!

 Locations:

- Greenville UMC, Greenville, VA – Saturday, September 20, 2014

- Grace UMC, Manassas, VA – Saturday, November 8, 2014

Workshops are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  

 Register Now! Please don’t wait until the last minute.  (Website information is at www.vaumc.org under “Events” on the home page.)

Early Registrations help our presenters plan ahead.  The $20 registeration fee includes lunch and three great sessions (pick your top four choices).  Don’t delay. Sign up today!
 

 

August 12, 2014 Reading Recommended by our DS

Mel Williams: Let it go…and rest

Jesus gives a clear invitation and a promise: “Come to me, you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Jesus is still teaching us this wisdom, handing us four gifts — Sabbath, release, wellspring and energy for mission, says a retired Baptist pastor. by Mel Williams Editor’s note: Faith & Leadership offers sermons that shed light on issues of Christian leadership. This sermon was preached at Duke University Chapel on July 6, 2014. click here to see click here for original location
 
 
Other Updates
UMCOR updated click here
Rev Berghuis rest of July and August 10
Events and Information Sub Tabs August 11
UMNS United Methodist News Service August 8
Grow Your Own Faith August 8
Blackstone Conference Center August  6
Events and Information Folders August 6
Conference News and Events click on this link
Rev Berghuis June 29 and July 6
 
 

FREE TABLES AND CHAIRS

We recently purchased new tables and chairs for our fellowship hall, and we now have 143 metal folding chairs that need a new home.  They are all in good working condition, and we would be happy to give them to any church or other ministry that can use them.  Please contact me by email (david.vaughan@gmail.com) or phone (434-825-3542) if you are interested.
 
Grace and Peace,
David Vaughan
Evangelical United Methodist Church
 
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Book Study Continues
 

Friends,  

The book study will begin chapter 7-8 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.
 

Welcome

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.

 

 
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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