Links and Resources

Forms and other documents available for download from our website are listed below. All downloadable documents are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Some are available in MicroSoft Word format (where indicated) by e-mailing request to: RoanokeDistrict@vaumc.org.  


Annual Conference 2019 - Moving Forward in God's Mission

Summary Report of Annual Conference 2019 - June 20-22 Roanoke

Annual Conference 2020 (POSTPONED to 9-19 in a virtual format)

The 2020 Virginia Annual Conference ONLINE on Saturday, Sept 19 from 9 am - 12:30 pm. 

Builder's Club

The Roanoke District Builder's Club is to help build, expand, and renovate church facilities in our District.

Children & Youth / Next Gen

Safe Sanctuaries - sample policies, upcoming training, resources for protection of children, youth and vulnerable adults
Religious Exempt Child Care Programs - State of Virginia law now allows surprise inspections on religious exempt child care programs. Their purpose is to check records, safety or anything related to being in compliance with Virginia State Code (See highlighted area on page 40)

Churches (Miscellaneous Documents)

Celebration of Ministry (DS)  6-28-20 - Order of Worship
Dementia & the Church Webinars - from UMC Discipleship Ministries
Local Church Resource Guide -- products & services vetted by GCFA
Me Too Toolkit - resources from General Commission on the Status and Role of Women

Communications

Crisis Communications - from Natural Disasters to Safety - help from VAUMC
Church Management Software - 20 options and assessment tools
Social Media Platforms - how to choose what you need
VAUMC Advocate Archives - 2011 to 2019 

Conference Boards/Agencies


Copyright


Covenant Relationships


Disaster Response

Disaster Ready Congregations - Connecting Neighbors Training Powerpoint from UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief)
Disaster Response - Church Handbook for Natural Disasters & Ex Weather

District Conference 2019  (held 11-10-19)

District Conference 2019 Book of Reports (note: this is a large document and will take awhile to upload)

General Conference 2020 - (moved to Aug 29 - Sept 7, 2021)

 

General Conference 2019


Lay Leadership

Lay Leader Handout - Martha Stokes

Lay Servant Ministries (including Lay Speaking)

Lay Speaker Record Form (Keep track of your Lay Speaking Courses)

Missions

Advance Catalog - Global Mission UMC opportunities/projects (large doc)
Henry Fork Service Center  - UM Mission in the Danville District   
Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) - food packaging ministry
Society of St. Andrew - gleaning ministry
Pinnacle Living -- formerly Virginia United Methodist Homes
Samaritan Offering Story - Mary Opal Thomas

Parsonage

2020 Parsonage Review Letter-to S/PRCs and Trustee Chairs - due 6-20-20 
Annual Parsonage Review - 2020 (MSWord available) - due June 20, 2020
Parsonage Inventory (MSWord available)

Pastor/Staff Parish Relations

Staff/Parish Relations Video for 2019 - from Bishop Lewis
Employment Requirements during Covid - DS EmailLaw details.  
S/PPR Committee Training Powerpoint 11-2019
Evaluation of Clergy 2020  (MS Word available)

Racial Reconciliation and Justice

Prayer Wall on Facebook - for laity and clergy to share prayers
September 30 Days of Anti Racism Prayer - General Commission on Religion and Race
Actions and resources to end racism - from the United Methodist Church
Resources - from the Virginia UMC Conference

Stand Against Racism GRANT - this $50 grant, from the Roanoke District Common Table, can be used by churches toward the creation of signage that sends a message of denouncing racism. Contact the District Office to apply: RoanokeDistrict@vaumc.org.


Botetourt County Quick Guide - Council of Community Services
2018 Giles County Resource Guide - NRV Community Services
Montgomery County Quick Guide - Council of Community Services
New River Locations -- New River Community Action
Assisted Living Information for Families - Assisted Living Research Institute

Treasurer/Finance Committee

How to Pay Apportionments in 2019 - David Dommisse, Conference Treasurer 
Finance & Fraud Training 1-14-2020-- David Dommisse, Conference Treasurer
Why Statistics are Important - local church statistics
Dollars & Sense - VAUMC News from the Business Office

United Methodist Connections

E-Advocate - VA UMC News
Virginia Chapter PAUMCS (Professional Administrators of the United Methodist Connectional  Structure)
ARMS - Assoc of Retired UM Ministers and Spouses - newsletters and more
United Methodist Archives and History -- link to resources at UMC.org