2018 Fall Events will Combine District Conference & Charge Conferences with Praise & Celebration
District Celebrations are three regional events that will combine conducting district conference business, charge conference business, and a significantly greater amount of time to worship, praise, fellowship, and celebration of all God has done through our district from 2011 to 2018.
Each event will be coordinated by a Lead Lay and Clergy team. At each location we will experience a gathering featuring the most special worship and praise event possible. The event will be from 2:30pm - 4:30pm and will include light refreshments. The two business portions (district and charge conference) will occur early in the event followed by praise and celebration.
The dates and locations are:
October 21 st – Fredericksburg/Stafford Region held at Ebenezer Stafford
October 28 th – Southern Region held at Wright’s Chapel UMC
November 4 th – Northern Neck Region held at Andrew Chapel Westmoreland
Each church will still prepare and bring copies of all the normal reports and have copies for their members; election of nominated Annual Conference delegates and General/Jurisdictional Conferences will still take place as well as other normal district and church business. The business sessions will be like the cluster charge conference we have previously conducted.
Why do this? Because the District Council wants to place an emphasis this fall on ministries, praise, fellowship, and how God has used our district over the last seven years. It’s a direct response to the feedback from the last seven years of hearing, “do less business and more worship!”
PLEASE SAVE THE DATES!
Sunday, October 21: Ebenezer Stafford:
(161 Embrey Mill Road, Stafford)
Andrew Chapel (Brooke)
Sunday, October 28: Wright’s Chapel
(8063 Ladysmith Road, Ruther Glen)
Grace (Oak Grove)
Essex & King and Queen
Trinity (Essex K&Q)
Lebanon (Essex K&Q)
Providence (Essex K&Q)
Sunday November 4: Andrew Chapel Westmoreland
Andrew Chapel (Mont)