Commission On A Way Forward

December 11, 2018:    Letter to Laity from Bishop Sharma D. Lewis, United Methodist Virginia Conference.  


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:


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.


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


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


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.


May 1, 2018: You can view Bishop Ough's video about the "One  Church Plan" at:


January 6, 2018 Chat and Chew 2.0 

Video of Bishop's introduction

Video of Worship

Booklet including discussion questions and setting the rules:  CLICK HERE


Additional Sources:

Up to date news from the Virginia Conference including many resources:

Commission on a Way Forward website:

Virginia Conference Praying Our Way Forward: