Roanoke District & Virginia Conference News/Events

NMO-UMC is part of the Roanoke District of the Virginia Conference.  The Roanoke District connects 69 United Methodist Churches in Bedford, Botetourt, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Montgomery, and Roanoke Counties and the cities of Roanoke and Salem with the Virginia Annual Conference, The United Methodist Church, and the World in ministry to others on behalf of Jesus Christ.  The Virginia Conference is composed of 16 districts serving over 1,200 local United Methodist congregations across most of the Commonwealth of Virginia-from the Eastern Shore to the New River Valley.





#Giving Tuesday

On November 27, United Methodists will come together to support the work of Advance projects and missionaries on #GivingTuesday.  This day of generosity is an opportunity for local churches and annual conferences to combine Advent and Christmas seasonal giving with global mission and outreach opportunities.  In 2017, more than $300 million was raised in 150 countries on #GivingTuesday!  More than $677,000 was given to Advance projects and missionaries around the world.  The effort also provides United Methodists, and others, a way to build missional relationships through a channel they know and trust.  With more than 600 projects and 300 missionaries to support, there is a mission focus to fit the interest and passion of anyone.  The Advance continues to allocate 100% of all giving to the designated project or missionary.  To give, follow this link:


Alta Mons Winter Camp

Alta Mons, an outdoor ministry of the Roanoke District in Shawsville, will host its annual Winter Camp December 14-16.  The cost is $99 per person (camperships available) for children and youth grades 2-12.  This year’s theme is “He will be our peace” (Micah 5:5).  S’mores over a campfire, hikes to the (potentially frozen) waterfall, starry nights and camp friends are all waiting for you at winter camp.  We’ll be incorporating the highlights of summer camp along with fun Christmas activities (decorating cookies, making ornaments, other fun surprises!) to make winter camp full of memories, laughter, and community.  Online registration and more information is available at

2018 Alta Mons Winter Camp Brochure

2018 Alta Mons Winter Camp Registration


2019 United Methodist Day at the Virginia General Assembly

United Methodist Day 2019 Registration