Ministries & Missions

Alta Mons

Alta Mons is a year-round camp and retreat facility conveniently located between Roanoke and Christiansburg, a place where you can encounter God in the great outdoors. From day hikes to Stiles Falls to week-long retreats or summer camp, Alta Mons has something for everyone.  Alta Mons is celebrating its 60th Anniversary in 2017. 

Alta Mons: Camp and Retreat Center
2842 Crocket Springs Road
Shawsville, Va 24162
540-268-2409      FAX 540-268-9503
Website: altamons.org
E-Mail: office@altamons.org


Board of Missions and Church Extension

logobomThe Board of Mission and Church Extension of The Roanoke District Virginia Conference of the Methodist Church was formed in 1948 for the purpose of organization of schools, aid of weak churches, acquisition of real estate and building new churches, promotion of social works, and support of mission and institutions for the relief of those in need.  As times and church structure have changed the Board of Missions and Church Extension of the Roanoke District, Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church retains these core objectives and is the vehicle for supporting local churches and community organizations that fill those objectives.  Traditionally grant applications are received once a year in January for all programs and projects and are reviewed by the Executive committee.  Recommendations are then voted on at an Annual Meeting in March.  The Board of Missions members consist of one lay and one clergy representative from each charge.

Roanoke District Board of Missions and Church Extension
4502 Starkey Road SW, Suite 101
Roanoke, VA 24018-8538
540-989-3335
RoanokeDistrict@vaumc.org 


Builder's Club


The goal of the Builder's Club is to help build, expand and renovate church facilities in the Roanoke District.  Each Builder's Club member is asked to commit to respond to calls for contributions, with two calls per year approved by the Board of Missions of the Roanoke District.  The commitment can be changed or canceled at any time.  A detailed brochure is available HERE and a video about a church who was helped by the Builders' Club, is available HERE.  

Roanoke District Office - BUILDER'S CLUB
4502 Starkey Road SW - Ste 101
Roanoke, Va 24018-8538


Choosing The Faithful Path


The Roanoke UMC District invited Rev. Beth and Kelly Crissman, coaches for Plowpoint, Inc. to come and train a small group of district clergy and laity who have agreed to use their time and gifts to assist some of our local church in examining their growth, vitality and future path.  The program called, Choosing the Faith Path, and its companion, Conversations at the Crossroads, will be offered to local churches.  

An Introductory Seminar was held in August.  Churches are still welcome to participate -- we welcome your inquires at RoanokeDistrict@vaumc.org or 540-989-3335.  Descriptions of the programs are available HERE.  


Common Table


The Common Table serves to coordinate and prioritize the ministries and resources of the Roanoke District.  The table image reminds us of the community gathered around the Lord's Table.  We gather in our rich diversity around a common vision and mission.  The Roanoke District Common Table includes teams of clergy and laity that focus on Leadership Development, Ministry with Young People, Mission and Justice, and Communications.  Current leaders are listed here.  


Community College Ministries


Stephen Darr
620 N. Main Street, Suite 306
Blacksburg, VA  24060
540-230-8581
 


Community Outreach Program



Trinity UMC
305 Mountain Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016
540-342-3102     FAX 540-342-0412

Website: http://www.communityoutreachroanoke.org/
E-Mail: communityoutreachroanoke@gmail.com



Hermitage Roanoke 

hermnew   Mike Kearney, Executive Director
   1009 Old Country Club Road, NW
   Roanoke, VA 24017   
   540-767-6800


Website:  http://www.hermitageroanoke.org

Since 1964, Hermitage Roanoke has been a Continuing Care Retirement Community and is part of Pinnacle Living, formerly known as Virginia United Methodist Homes. 


Scouting Ministries

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A Scout is Reverent -  overview of Boy Scouts and ministry
PRAY -  awards to help youth grow in faith and service
Scouting Ministry Specialist - how to become 
Project List - Eagle Scout, Gold Award and service project opportunities at Camp Alta Mons


United Methodist Men

The primary purpose of United Methodist Men is to declare the centrality of Christ in the lives of men and in all their relationships. Accordingly, Virginia Conference United Methodist Men works with the District organizations, in developing programs to meet the needs and interests of men of all ages. Latest UM Men News:  The Beacon 7-17   

Va. Conference Website: www.vaumc.org/page.aspx?pid=2954

                                   

United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women is a supportive, inclusive Christian membership organization where women like you grow spiritually, develop as leaders and serve and work to create a world in which all women, children and youth thrive. United Methodist Women is celebrated as the women's ministry of The United Methodist Church.  
Latest UMW District Newsette:   Dec 2017  September 2017   June 2017 

Roanoke District UMW Calendar 2018
UMW General Assembly - Virginia Bus Flyer
Ferrum Day 2017
Living Into Our Purpose 2017
Roanoke District Spiritual Life Retreat 2017
Roanoke District UMW Directory 2017
Rainbow Givers 2017
Social Action Guidelines from General Assembly Day 2017
Unit Treasurer Instructions 2017

Phyllis Geoghegan, District UMW President
220 Slate Creek Dr, Christiansburg, VA 24073
(804) 896-6297     phyllisg9@verizon.net 

Conference UMW Website: www.vaumw.com


Wesley Foundation - Virginia Tech


The Wesley Foundation is a United Methodist campus ministry at Virginia Tech.

Rev. Bret-Ashton Gresham
209 West Roanoke Street
P. O. Box 458
Blacksburg, VA 24063     (540) 552-2827

Website: www.vtwesley.com
E-Mail: wesfound@vt.edu

Latest Wesley Newsletter:  The Flame-Spring 2017 

Youth Ministries








ANCHOR -- Feb 9-11, 2018. District Youth Retreat with Wesley at VA Tech for only $10 per youth.   Register before January 31..... CLICK HERE for the flyer!  Questions or offers of help can be directed to Rev. Bret Gresham at: wesfound@vt.edu or Paula Coker-Jones at: pcjesj01@gmail.com


District Youth Coordinator:

Paula Coker-Jones
South Roanoke UMC
Paula@srumc.com     344-4437

For information on current District Youth Activities contact the district office at 540-989-3335 or RoanokeDistrict@vaumc.org.  Here is a video from our most recent District Youth Retreat.