Lifelong Learning Events


Bishop's 2019 Bible Study - Since 2017, Bishop Lewis has been encouraging the Virginia Conference to read the Bible in a year -- with a different challenge each year. For 2019, the Bible Challenge is a blend style of ready -- a mixture of Old and New Testament readings each day. In this new year, challenge yourself to study the Bible and strengthen your faith in the process. Click HERE for the 2019 Daily Readings.
Peace and blessings,
Bishop Sharma Lewis

Safe Sanctuaries Training - District Wide - Saturday, January 19 - 9:30 am - 12:00 pm (noon); Woodlawn UMC, 2922 Corbieshaw Rd, SW, Roanoke 24015. Safe Sanctuaries is training and planning for those working with children, youth and vulnerable adults to make our congregations safe places. Pre-registration is encouraged. No cost to attend. One free book per church- additional copies available for sale $25. Debbie Brown will lead this training. Register by contacting her at or 540-344-6225.

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.

Lay Servant Training - Saturday, March 9 at St. Marks UMC in Daleville. Details will be available soon.

Chat n Chew 3.0 - Saturday, April 6 with Bishop Sharma Lewis. Details will be available soon.

Vision Day - Saturday, April 27 - 9:30 am - 3:30 pm at First UMC in Salem. The Virginia UMC Conference is bringing Vision Day led by Fresh Expressions.  District churches are invited to register leadership teams to participate.  More information will be available soon. 

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