Lifelong Learning Events


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. 
Hearing on Fracking - Sat, Nov 10, Co-sponsored by the VA Conference Board of Church and Society and Caretakers of God's Creation, 10 am - 3 pm, at Newport-Mt Olivet UMC, Newport. Speakers include university professors and industry professionals on both sides of the fracking option. No registration fee and lunch will be available at cost. For more information, contact Morris Fleischer at  

District Training - Finance Chairs/Treasurers & SPRC Teams: Tues, Nov 27 @ 7 pm. St. Paul UMC, 220 W. Main St, Christiansburg. CLICK HERE for a flyer.

Bishop's 2018 Bible Study - Bible study is essential to building our faith. Through God's Word, we gain an understanding that god is the one who gives the gift of knowledge for us to live productive lives as believers. I invite you to ready the Bible chronologically (in the order of events) this year. Click HERE for the Daily Readings.
Peace and blessings,
Bishop Sharma Lewis


United Methodist Day at the General Assembly - Presented by the Board of Church & Society and the United Methodist Women (UMW) of the VA Conference: Thursday, January 31, 7 am - 3 pm. Bon Air UMC, 1645 Buford Rd, North Chesterfield. CLICK HERE for a flyer.

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