General Conference 2019

March 4, 2019:  Bishop Sharma D. Lewis held a "State of the Church:" address followed by discussion with Rev. Tom Berlin and Ms. Martha Stokes regarding the Special Session of General Conference. CLICK HERE to view.

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February 27, 2019:  A LETTER from Bishop Sharma D. Lewis, from the Virginia Annual Conference, in response to General Conference 2019.  

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February 27, 2019:  A message from the Roanoke District Superintendent, Rev. Kathleen Overby Webster, on General Conference 2019 can be found HERE.

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February 23-26, 2019: The Council of Bishops called a Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church held in St. Louis, Missouri.  

Livestream: starts Sat Feb 23 @ 10 am

Links to more information. 

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February 24, 2019:  Special Prayer to be used in worship on this day.  CLICK HERE

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October 26, 2018: The latest news from the United Methodist Judicial Council on the decisions related to the Way Forward plans can be found at:  https://www.umnews.org/en/news/court-one-church-plan-largely-constitutional

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October 5, 2018: Bishop Sharma D. Lewis, of the Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church, shares a video message regarding "Guiding Principles" as we anticipate General Conference 2019. This video can be downloaded and shared. Guiding Principles video. Guiding Principles PDF version.

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September 26, 2018: Archived -- Q & A Event with Bishop Sharma Lewis, the Rev. Tom Berlin and Ms. Martha Stokes: https://livestream.com/VAUMC/COWFQA

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June 15, 2018: Rev. Tom Berlin, Virginia Conference member on The Commission on a Way Forward, gave an update at Annual Conference  Link here.

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May 7, 2018: Bishop Sharma D. Lewis shares her thoughts about the recommendations that the Council of Bishops (COB) will submit to the Special Session of the General Conference in 2019.   https://vimeo.com/268425848

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May 1, 2018: You can view Bishop Ough's video about the "One  Church Plan" at: https://www.facebook.com/umcbishops/videos/408860332929406/.

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January 6, 2018 Chat and Chew 2.0 


Video of Worship

Booklet including discussion questions and setting the rules:  CLICK HERE

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Additional Sources:

Up to date news from the Virginia Conference including many resources:  https://www.vaumc.org/wayforward

Commission on a Way Forward website:  http://www.umc.org/who-we-are/commission-on-a-way-forward


Virginia Conference Praying Our Way Forward:  https://www.vaumc.org/PrayForward