From the District Superintendent

In Constant Prayer

Posted 20 March, 2020 by Kathleen Overby Webster

Dear Roanoke District,

 I am holding you in constant prayer as you do ministry, in such beautiful and caring ways, during this unprecedented time. Clergy and Laity are blessing many others in such creative and sustaining ways. From feeding students, to on-line preschool chapel time, from bed-time storytime for children, to prayer partners for shut-ins, from daily on-line devotions, to phone check-ins: so amazing and contextual. 

 I know there is a lot of information flying by right now and it is easy to feel overwhelmed by it all. The Virginia Conference will continue to follow the guidance of the CDC about best practices and necessary restrictions. Pastors are encouraged to check their email frequently. Updates will also be posted on the conference website www.vaumc.org.

 Continue in your spiritual practices; it is vital to remain connected to God through prayer, scripture reading, and fasting. Remain connected to each other while practicing social distancing. Our office is available to support you. Like you I look forward to the time vital in-person connections can resume through worship, dinner at a favorite restaurant, visits at hospitals, nursing homes, and jails.

  With gratitude for our church's leadership and in the hope of Christ,

 Kathleen