2019 District Conference

Sunday, November 10 at 3 PM

Thrasher Memorial UMC, 707 East Washington Ave, Vinton


Between now and District Conference we invite you to pray for our district churches. Each charge will be given a day to be remembered in prayer by ALL in our district. Pray for the clergy our spiritual leaders; the laity as they serve; children and youth as they learn; staffs and volunteers as they carry out the work of the church. ALL being a vital part of making disciples. 

Members of the United Methodist Church Roanoke District will gathering for their 152nd District Conference. Election of District Boards and Committees, and Recognition of Ministries and Leadership will be followed by worship featuring music presented by a district choir.

DISTRICT CONFERENCE MEMBERS:  The membership of each district conference shall be composed of the following: all ordained and commissioned clergy, licensed local pastors, lay supply pastors, certified lay ministers, diaconal ministers, and deaconesses and home missioners related to that district; a church lay leader, chairperson of the church council or its equivalent body, church school superintendent, president of the United Methodist Women, and president of the chartered United Methodist Men from each local church in the district; the district steward from each charge; the lay member of the annual conference from each charge; and three members at-large, one of whom shall be a youth, elected by each charge conference. Also -

DISTRICT OFFICERS who are members of the district conference include: the district trustees, the district treasurer, the district lay leader and associate lay leaders, the president of the district United Methodist Women, the president of the district United Methodist Men, a representative of the district youth council, the president of the district United Methodist Young Adults, the district coordinators of children, youth, young adult, adult, and family ministries, other district coordinators and directors, five youth members elected by the district youth council and five young adult members elected by the District Council on Ministries (or equivalent body). Special attention shall be given to inclusiveness.

Call For Nominations for Annual Conference 2020 At-Large Lay Delegates

We will elect both Delegate and Alternate Lay Members-at-large to the 2020 Annual Conference (June 18-20, 2020 in Roanoke) at District Conference. Pastors and laity are urged to submit names for nomination to the District Office no later than November 1, 2019. If you are nominating someone else, please be sure to obtain your nominee's permission prior to filing out this form. Then complete the form by clicking the button indicated.

Please note that to be elected as a Delegate-at-Large, a person must have been a member of the United Methodist Church for the 2 years preceding their election and shall have been an active participant in the United Methodist Church for at least 4 years preceding their election. This requirement may be waived for nominees under 30 years of age (contact the DS for approval). To nominate At Large Annual Conference 2020 Delegate, this FORM (PDF) must be completed and returned before November 1st. A WORD version is available by request to: RoanokeDistrict@vaumc.org

To join the choir representing all Roanoke District churches that will provide special music during worship contact Josh O'Dell at: jodell@thrasherumc.org