Our District

We are excited to announce that the Annual Conference Cans and Kits collection will continue this year! We are thankful for this opportunity of serving together. The collections will all take place before Conference. Lay Members will NOT take those items to Conference;

Cans, Local Food and Community Items: Your local church will specify dates and needed items for local ministries.

Kit Collection: The emphasis is on Cleaning and Hygiene kits this year. We will have 3 drop off sites across the district.

UMCOR Cleaning and Hygiene Kits Drop-Off Locations:

North Part of District
Trinity UMC, 9280 Old Dumfries Rd, Catlett
Collection: Saturday, June 11, 10 AM - 12 Noon; any day by
appointment (540-878-0244)

Central Part of District
Fredericksburg UMC, 308 Hanover Street, Fredericksburg
Collection: Kits and Diapers (Size 3 - 6) from June 1st thru 12th,
Monday - Friday 9:00 am-2:00 pm/Sundays 11:00 am-12:00 PM

South Part of District
McKendree UMC, 4347 Manfield Road, Manquin
Collection: June 11 from 10-Noon or contact Rev. Betty Jo
Sims: 804-839-2769; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Instructions to pack UMCOR Kits

Click here for UMCOR Cleaning Kit instruction
Click here for UMCOR Hygiene Kit instruction

For additional information, please visit these sites:
www.vaumc.org/collecting
www.vaumc.org/acmission

 

Thank you for supporting this ministry.

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. 

View a District Map

District Lay Leaders are:

 For contact information, please contact the District Office

DISTRICT CO-LAY LEADER (2019—2022)

Dave Berry          

DISTRICT CO- LAY LEADER (2022—2025)

Judy Craun 


 

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The District is occasionally contacted about website options for our local churches. Or churches contact us wondering if they even need a website now with the prevelance of socia media. Personally, I think every church needs a web presence but most can probably get by with a YouTube Channel, Facebook, and/or Twitter (or instagram, etc). A website offers the ability to post easily accessed worship/staff/beliefs info, photos, etc. You can provide this on Facebook but you have to be very intentional about organizing your Facebook Page in a user-friendly way and ensuring it's kept up to date and important info is easily located. Posting docs on social media is not an option unless you have another means to host those documents, as social media only allows posting of links to where the docs are hosted. You can host pdfs on FB but it's not optimum by a long shot and most likely will not function to your liking. If you can get by without needing to provide access to documents, need domain based emails, etc. you can probably deal with just social media accounts. 
 
If you are looking for a place to host your website, I highly recommend UMCOM's website service. Not only do they offer hosting but they also offer Wordpress-based websites that are very easy to utilize. Prices start at $5 a month for the basic plan up to $19 for the Gold plan. It provides emails as well. I've used UMCOM's website services multiple times in the past for numerous churches or ministries and was always happy with the results. They can walk you through porting your domain over to them, offer grants, and support videos, etc. 
 

About Us:

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. 

View a District Map

 

Mailing Address PO BOX 100, Ladysmith, VA 22501

Phone 804.448.8326 

Office Location: Inside Wright’s Chapel UMC at 8063 Ladysmith Road, Ruther Glen, VA (do not use for mail)

Office Hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm

 Our Vision:

Demonstrate by Word and Deed ministries in these four areas throughout and beyond the District.

The Denomination describes it as a Call to Action, we know it as Faithful & Fruitful Discipleship.

Connected Hearts:

For Christ, for Methodism, and for Kingdom Building! Psalm 9:1 “I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders.” The goal is to demonstrate acts and expressions of a unified District. To bring us together for Fellowship, Service, and Worship.

Leadership and Spiritual Formation:

Romans 12:11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. & Exodus 32:34a Now go, lead the people to the place I spoke of, and my angel will go before you. The goal is to provide training, mentoring, and coaching for lay & clergy in the leadership & spiritual formation area. We want to give more emphasis to creating and shaping Christian disciples. More over, disciples who are passionate about vital ministry in the community.

Empowering the Local Church:

Acts 9:31 Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace. It was strengthened; and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it grew in numbers, living in the fear of the Lord. The role of the Clergy is to empower Lay to do the work of ministry. To say “take thou authority” then get out of the way. So, we will encourage, push, expect, and train clergy to be more effective in permission giving.

Reaching our Neighbors:

Luke 14:13-14 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous." This is our mission component, leading us to care for our neighbors near & far. The hope is that we will demonstrate the love of Christ through ministries that reach out through domestic and International mission opportunities

Where We Are

Physical Address

8063 Ladysmith Road
Ruther Glen, VA 22546

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 100
Ladysmith, VA 22501

Telephone: (804) 448-8326

Email the District Office

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