Welcome

Welcome to the Rappahannock River District!  

We are 74 United Methodist congregations with one uniting vision.  Our congregations, ministry settings, and people are very diverse but our passion is to Make Disciples.  

We seek to Make Disciples through four entry points: Unity, Spiritual Formation, Empowering Our Laity, and through Mission ministry in our neighborhoods, throughout our Conference, and around the world.  We value lay and clergy as equal and effective partners in ministry.  

Most importantly, we invite you to connect with one of our congregations of ministries to grow deeper in faith and to transform the world for Jesus Christ. 

 

 

 For the latest news and information about what is happening around our Conference, click here to read the eAdvocate online

From the DS

Shared by our DS, Rev. Ted Smith: A great video from the November 18th District Conference - The Racial Harmony workshop

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1126499490786146&id=679299488839484

Click to view the 2018 District Conference Slide Show that was shown at the Conference


From our DS:

Hello Friends,

We are pleased to announce that our Bowling Green UMC is now a station church with a full-time Pastor.

Pastor Carol Seeley will begin serving Bowling Green UMC on December 7th, 2017. Pastor Carol comes to us from Ferry Farm Baptist Church and has 13 years of full-time pastoral experience. Please join me in welcoming Pastor Carol.

Blessings,
Ted


From the District Superintendent, Rev. Dr. Ted Smith: a response to the Sutherland Springs church shooting

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The 2017 Charge Conference Schedule is available to download by clicking here

Upcoming Events & Other News

 

Our next youth district planning meeting is on Dec. 17th at Trinity UMC (King George) at 2pm.

We will be further discussing themes and supporting Scripture for the retreat. The retreat will be held at Salvation Army's Camp Happy Land.


Drew Colby and AnnaLise Jennings have agreed to be the speakers for the retreat.

For all those who are involved in planning, the most efficient way to contact Powell Smith is by phone:804-467-1198.

 
If you would like to join in the planning or know of anyone else who should be on this planning team, please let Lynn know.

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE NEXT EL SALVADOR MISSION TRIP!

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July 2 - 6, 2018. More information will be sent out soon. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Rev. Craig Muffley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Heartwood Center Christmas Blessings Shopping List
Packing takes place 10am December 18th at St. Matthias UMC


Breakfast items Instant oatmeal (buy boxes of individual envelopes) Single serving boxes of cereal Granola bars
Lunch items Single serving microwavable containers of: Macaroni and cheese cups Chili cups Tuna salad kits Pasta and meat sauce cups Beans and rice Chicken and Rice or noodle cups
Single serving snacks: Fruit cup Cheese and crackers Pretzel packs Raisins or other dried fruit
Drinks 100% fruit juice boxes Capri Sun juice packets
Questions? 540.788.9838

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From Rev. Larry Davies:

We lead our churches in the midst of troubled times. I doubt anyone would seriously argue that but I have a saying on my desk that says, "Obstacles become opportunities with God." I believe that as the obstacles get bigger, so do the opportunities to lead and witness our faith in Christ.

I am starting a group for clergy and "about-to-be" clergy. It's a leadership group that will be designed to help us challenge ourselves to be better pastoral leaders. I hope to keep the topics challenging, the prayers meaningful and the discussion open.

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Bishop's Bible Challenge 2017

Dear Virginia Annual Conference,

I think you would agree with me that every New Year there are individuals who decide to make a New Year’s resolution. I googled “New Year’s resolution" to discover that there are several articles written on this popular subject. 

Bishop Lewis asked that I share with you the direct link to the Bible Challenge sign up on the Conference website.  She is asking that you share this, in what ever avenue you chose, letting your churches know they can have their members sign up.
 

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District Youth

Our next youth district planning meeting is on Dec. 17th at Trinity UMC (King George) at 2pm.

We will be further discussing themes and supporting Scripture for the retreat. The retreat will be held at Salvation Army's Camp Happy Land.


Drew Colby and AnnaLise Jennings have agreed to be the speakers for the retreat.

For all those who are involved in planning, the most efficient way to contact Powell Smith is by phone:804-467-1198.

 
If you would like to join in the planning or know of anyone else who should be on this planning team, please let Lynn know.
If you have any questions, please contact Shawn Kiger at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..