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Summer

Summer is often a time we feel like the pressures of the rest of the year are lessened a bit. While we will have less happening in the church over the summer, it is not nothing. In mid June, just after Father’s Day, is Annual Conference. Part of this gathering of United Methodist clergy and…
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On the Horizon

It is with much joy that I officially announce that I am projected to return to South Hill UMC for another year. While not “fixed” until Annual Conference in June, this is the action that we can expect. As we wrap up our fourth year (can you believe it?) together, I am excited about where…
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Concert Event

Claudia Nygaard, in concertSunday, June 9, 2019, at 7:00 pm. ABOUT CLAUDIA… With a voice as warm and smooth as amber honey and impressive for both its power and intimacy, Claudia Nygaard delivers songs that are heartfelt, humorous, scrappy, and sensual. And so are the stories in between them. She is a captivating storyteller, with…
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Special Worship Experience

On Sunday, May 26, singer-songwriter, keyboard artist, ventriloquist, and author-illustrator Brent Vernon will be with us in worship. Come, and invite friends, family, and neighbors to this unique worship experience during both 8:45 and 11:00 worship services. For more than twenty years, Brent Vernon & Sam have crisscrossed the United States sharing their songs and stories in…
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Youth Sunday 2019

Thank you to all who helped with Youth Sunday. It was a wonderful celebration of our seniors Alyssa Berryman, Kaitlyn Lynch, Mason Mills, and Anna Siegle.

Who Are You Looking For?

15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who are you looking for?” Thinking he was the gardener, she replied, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him and I will get him.” 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned and said to him in Aramaic, “Rabbouni” (which…
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What’s Next?

State of the Church: Where do we go from here?” on Monday, Mar. 4, following the Special Session of General Conference 2019 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with time for Q& A. Questions for this Q &A period may be sent to wayforward@vaumc.org prior to the event and during the event. For questions about…
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Statement from Bishop Lewis

Bishop Lewis has issued a statement regarding the Special Session of General Conference. A PDF of this letter is available here.

Tuesday Afternoon

We began with continued debate on the Traditional Plan. And amendment was proposed to delete proposal 90032 from the Traditional Plan. A point of order was given that there are rumors of vote buying. Motion to refer to investigation by the ethics committee. Requires 1/5 vote. Passed. Resuming amendment discussion. Speeches for and against. Failed.…
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Close Call

It is easy to forget when going to a city that, no matter how beautiful it is, it is still a city. Last night after dinner, I experienced a graphic reminder of this. As we exited the restaurant after dinner, we heard a sound similar to a metallic scraping. The sound was difficult to identify,…
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