Annual Conference 2019


June 20 - June 22 (Thursday - Saturday)
Berglund Center
710 Williamson Road, NE, Roanoke, VA 24016

Moving Forward in God's Mission
Matthew 28:18-20 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)18 
And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age."


Annual Conference Website for the latest information

Local volunteers will be needed to help with: Set up, Clean Up, Registration, Ushers/greeters, UMCOR Kits, Cans 4 Conference, and for the 5K Walk/Run/Bike (on Sat June 22 @ 6:15 am).  SIGN UP HERE to volunteer! Contact Terri Urquart, Volunteer Coordinator, with questions, terriu@rcumc.org or 540-353-5688 OR people can call the District Office at 540-989-3335 to sign up.  A PDF flyer is available to help recruit at your church. 

5K Walk/Run/Bike - Saturday, June 22 at 6:15 am
We are excited to live out the vision of Bishop Sharma D. Lewis and support the Annual Conference theme, Moving Forward in God's Mission, by inviting clergy, laity and guests to participate in the 2019 Annual Conference 5K Walk, Run, Bike, and Yoga Mission Opportunity on Saturday, June 22 at 6:15 a.m. This is an opportunity for fitness, fellowship and fundraising in the Roanoke City community and will raise funds for KIDS SOAR (formerly Community Outreach Program of Roanoke).  Registration is now open at: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/414684 .  More about this event can be found at: https://www.vaumc.org/ac2019#race.  Contact the AC 2019 5K Planning Team at RoanokeDistrict@vaumc.org 540-989-3335 with your questions.

Register Online  CLICK HERE


While other types of kits have been collected in the past, UMCOR is currently focusing efforts on Cleaning Kits, Hygiene Kits and School Kits.  Collection of the kits will begin Wednesday, June 19 from 4-8 p.m. and continue Thursday, June 20 from 8 a.m.-7 p.m., and Friday, June 21 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Contact Kit Collection Coordinator, the Rev. Morris Fleischer (Newport-Mt. Olivet UMC/Roanoke District), at (540) 544-7183 or morrisfleischer@vaumc.org with any questions

Annual Conference Orientation 
AC Orientation for all Roanoke District At-Large Lay Delegates, Local Church Lay Delegates and Clergy will be held on Sunday, June 9 at 3 PM at Huntington Court, 3333 Williamson Rd, Roanoke. Click HERE for a video about the voting devices and process.