updated November 6, 2014
BlackStone Christmas
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The Virginia United Methodist Assembly Center (VUMAC) at Blackstone is seeking
“Church Partners”

To help expand its ministry “We’ve been providing services and facilities for retreats and conferences for Virginia United Methodists for more than 60 years,” says the Rev. Tommy Herndon, chairman of the VUMAC board, “and we want to continue that ministry.” Herndon and members of the board at VUMAC are asking local churches and church groups as well as individual United Methodists to become “Partners” in supporting the Blackstone ministry. About 80 percent of the annual budget is met by user fees from groups which use the VUMAC facilities but the remainder must come from gifts and contributions. Many improvements have been made at Blackstone in recent years, including a new biomass heating system, and more groups are using the facilities each year. More renovations are currently under way and others are in the planning stages. In her book, “Candlesticks”, the late Ethel Born called Blackstone “a place of Christian fellowship, education, renewal and spiritual growth as God’s spirit touches lives of those who come there.” rdinator, at 757-477-7657 or email jbergdoll@vwc.edu. Mail address: Partners, VUMAC, P.O. Box 22, Blackstone, Va. 23824.





Thought you might like to see the new BioMass Furnace being installed at Blackstone conference and Retreat Center.  This unit will heat the building, heat the swimming pool and all the hot water needs in the building.  It burns sawdust, sage grass, wood chips – almost anything.


Elisabeth Von Trapp

From The Family Whose

Story Inspired The Sound Of Music

 Open House @ 4:00 PM Banquet @ 5:30 PM Performance @ 7:00 PM

Carol Sing & Social After the Performance

Lodging, Breakfast @ 8:30 AM


Early Bird tickets must be purchased before September 15th

$43.00 single/$77 couple for Banquet & Performance

$77 single/$143 couple includes banquet, performance, lodging & breakfast


Advanced tickets ~ September 16 – November 15th

$47.00 single/$85.00 couple for Banquet & Performance

$85.00 single/$159.00 couple includes banquet, performance, lodging & breakfast


Tickets ~ November 16 thru November 22

$52.00 single/$95.00 couple for Banquet & Performance

$95.00 single/$177.00 couple includes banquet, performance, lodging & breakfast


At the door

$57.00/$105.00 couple for Banquet & Performance

$105.00/$190.00 couple includes banquet, performance, lodging & breakfast