Latest News

Local Church and Ministry Partners Events

If you want to share your church's event, please email the announcement directly to or use the form HERE to submit the information.  Your event may be shared on the Valley Ridge District webpage, newsletter, and social media.  


February 9 from 1 PM - 5 PM, Raleigh Court UMC, 1706 Grandin Rd, Roanoke, will hold a Red Cross Blood Drive.  CLICK HERE to schedule a donation time.  Use zip code 24015.

February 9 - 11: The Annual Valley Ridge District Youth Retreat will be held at Wesley (on the Virginia Tech Campus).  This year's theme is Construction Zone: A Work in Progress! This weekend will be filled with fun games, worship, small groups, and wonderful fellowship with youth from across the District.  CLICK HERE to learn more.

Wellness Wednesdays at Embrace at 932 Fir St. Waynesboro, VA.  February 14, 21, and 28. March 20 and 27. April 10, 17, and 24. Learn more here.

Beginning February 21 through March 20 12:05 pm to 1 pm Lenten Lifts at Windsor Hills UMC 3591 Windsor Road SW Roanoke, VA  24012. A light Lunch will be served, and a love offering will be collected to cover food costs and to be shared with the featured ministry. February 21 :Candace Hess, Director, Kids Soar. February 28Dawn Santoval, Director, The Least of These. March 6Dave and Debbie Tanis, Aftercare.  March 13Kevin Berry, Staff, Rescue Mission of Roanoke. *March 20: Rusty and Sheila Lee, Rise Against Hunger. There will be a charge of $ 5 per person for the March 20 meal and reservations are required. Contact the Church Office by March 18 at 12 Noon. For more information, contact  Rev. Don Thrasher

March 3 Join Raleigh Court UMC for worship (9am or 11am) on Sunday, March 3rd to hear from the United Methodist Missionary Jennifer Moore and her work in North Macedonia. See the flier here

March 8 from Noon - 6 PM, Calvary UMC, 2179 Stuarts Draft Hwy in Stuarts Draft, will hold a Red Cross Blood Drive.  CLICK HERE to schedule a donation time.  Use zip code 24477.

May 4 from 10 am- 4pm, The United Women in Faith are accepting applications for the first Washington Street Arts and Crafts Show to be held on May 4, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of Trinity United Methodist Church, 19637 Main St, BuchananVA. This juried show will be open to all art and fine craft media. Outside spaces are 10’ x 10’, and the exhibitor entry fee is $35 for the show. For applications to the show or questions, please email requests to: Washington Street Art

May 17 - 18   
the work of the people “ rethinking church culture" (Blacksburg UMC edges campus, Blacksburg)  the work of the people "rethinking church culture," bumc edges campus, 706 harding avenue, Blacksburg, VA 23060. the work of the people “rethinking church culture" is a workshop for your church leadership to better develop and understand your community's DNA. are you looking to reach new folks in your community? is your church as open and welcoming as you'd like it to be?  do you know your why?  held at the edges campus of blacksburg umc, this workshop is designed for churches who want to rethink their culture and look for new ways to meaningfully attract and connect with their broader community. 
register and get more info here

April 22-25 Raleigh Court UMC is leading a trip to the Ark Encounter, the Creation Museum, and a guided tour of Cincinnati. Deadline to sign up is February 15. Led by Sarah Pero. Flier and information here
Posted: February 14, 2024
View All Articles