Valley Ridge District & Virginia Conference Events

You are invited to the Valley Ridge District UWF Spiritual Life Retreat Sat., April22 at Alta Mons in Shawsville from 10:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.  The cost is $15 per person and includes lunch.  The retreat theme is Mosaic of Faith: We Are All Part of God’s Story featuring Martha Stokes, Virginia Conference Lay Leader, as the presenter.  See Pastor Fleischer for registration information.

The 241st session of the Virginia Annual Conference will convene at the Berglund Center in Roanoke June 15-17.  This year’s theme, United as One in Mission, is based on Acts 1:8b: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

UM Volunteers in Mission—Cuba

A group from the Virginia Conference will be traveling to Cuba this summer (8/26-9/4) to do construction work for the Methodist Church in Cuba.  No construction skills are necessary.  The $1,700 cost covers all travel, lodging, and food.  If you are interested in finding out more, contact Rev. Larry J. Cochran, pastor of Belmont UMC in Midlothian, VA at (804) 516-9195.