Lifelong Learning Events


Sept 1 at 7 pm : UMVIM Team Leader Refresher Course. A 2-hour ONLINE session for trained UMVIM (United Methodist Volunteers in Mission) to sharpen their skills and stay up-to-date.

Sept 10 at 3-5 pm: Suicide Prevention Learning Opportunity - Webinar - from Pathways2Promise.  The forum will focus on how faith communities can have conversations about suicide prevention, attempts and recovery that are helpful and not harmful.  You can join the conversation by webinar or by phone. Register at:

Sept 16 at 1 pmDismantling Racism Panel Discussion  - Theological Roots of Racism and Colonialism, from the General Commission on Religion and Race of the UMC.  

November 14 at 8:45 am-4 pm: Lay Servant Academy - Virtual Training for Trying Times. Three different class options.


Crucial Crisis Conversations:  A series of sharing through webinar Zoom presentations.  Link to all Zoom webinars is available at:

 "Virginians Speak:  A Dialogue on Policing Reform, Community & Law Enforcement in Virginia" a jointly sponsored event by Bishop Lewis and the Attorney General of Virginia, August 2020, featured a panel of prominent Virginians in the field of law enforcement, community engagement and faith communities.   NOW AVAILABLE to watch ONLINE.

Bishop Sharma Lewis encourages the Virginia Conference to read the Bible daily.  Find the 2020 Bible Challenge HERE.

Clergy Ethics Training is required for all pastors serving our local churches and extension ministries.  See the schedule HERE