Lifelong Learning Events


HELPING HANDS: June 28-29 at Greene Memorial UMC. Helping Hands is an exciting two-day mission experience for children (rising 4th through 6th Graders) offered to all member churches of the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church. This year for the first time the Roanoke District will be a host. Contact Debbie Brown at  or go to:   

Mission Encounter: July 27-29 at Smith Mountain Lake 4-H Center. This is an opportunity to study current issues impacting society. Cooperative event sponsored by the VA Conference Missional Ministries Board and the VA Conference UMW. Four studies are available: Embracing Wholeness; Missionary Conferences of the UMC in the US; What About Our Money; and Money Matters (a children's study). Rev. Jaehaeng Choi, pastor at Fincastle, is one of the workshop leaders. CLICK HERE for a PDF flyer.
Lay Servant Academy: August 17-19 at Smith Mountain Lake 4-H Center. We are excited to be offering some new classes this year and fantastic worship as we fellowship, worship, pray and Learn & Love like Jesus. The Lay Servant Academy is about equipping Laity (those who are not clergy) to carry out the mission of the church. CLICK HERE for a PDF flyer/ registration form.

5 Talent Academy: Tuesday, Oct 30 at Thrasher Memorial UMC in Vinton (video feed). Influence 2018: Worship! With Bishop Sharma Lewis, Matt Miofsky, Jason Byasse, and Greg Moore. 5 Talent Academy is changing its format and will now be held annually. 

VAUMC QUADRENNIAL CLERGY ETHICS TRAINING:  Offered in each district once in the quadrennial.  CLICK HERE for partial schedule.