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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

June 1 United Women in Faith  Ferrum Day on June 1 from 10 AM – 2 PM on the campus of Ferrum College.  Register online or by mail.  CLICK HERE for more information. 

June 7 at 7:00 pm "God's Light" Youth Choir Benefit Concert at Northview United Methodist Church 521 Ridgecrest Drive Roanoke, VA. “God’s Light," a youth choir from Smyrna First United Methodist Church in Georgia, is directed by Kim Duggins. This summer, the youth are on a Mystery Tour: the students do not know the destinations of their concerts, and they board the bus only
knowing they will be sharing the message of God’s love and grace through music. The theme is "Found in Faith," Luke 19:10. An offering to benefit the ministry of Kids Soar will be taken up during the performance. 

June 9 at 3 pm Organ concert, "World of Wonders," with GRAMMY®-nominated artist Jan Kraybill, at Windsor Hills UMC at 3591 Windsor Road, SW Roanoke, VA 24018. Reception following. View flier hereCall the church office at 540-774-4730 for more information.

June 10-14 9:00am-12:00 noon St. John's, Jollivue, Cherryvale and Christ UMC will be hosting SCUBA VBS. VBS will be held at St. John's UMC (1716 N. Augusta St., Staunton, VA). Children ages 3 through finishing 5th grade. Visit the St. John's UMC facebook page or to register. Join us for a fin-tastic week of swimming in God's word!

June 21 from 8 am to 4 pm, and June 22 from 8 am to 1 pm, Rockingham Court UMC, 4615 Bryan Road, Roanoke, will have a Yard & Bake Sale. Clothes, household items, books, etc. will be available.  We'll also have lots of baked goods along with breakfast and lunch of hot dogs on both days. Individual Seller Spots outside are available for anyone who would like to sell their own items.  Cost for that will be $10 for 1 day or $15 for both days.  Please call 540-427-0112 for more information or if you're interested in securing a spot.

Tuesday July 16 Calvary UMC (Stuarts Draft) invites you to a day trip to see "Daniel" at the Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster, PA on Tuesday, July 16. Deadline for registration and payment in full is April 15. Please contact Christina Daniel for registration and payment information: 540-337-2980.  

July 26-28 Mission Encounter 2024 for laity and clergy in person and by Zoom.  “Welcome Home” is the curriculum that explores how we can know God as an intimate friend who welcomes us. Abiding in God’s safety and dwelling in God’s provision allows us to open our hearts to a fuller embrace of the power and presence of God so that we may find our home in God. Participants are invited to dig deeper into what it means to live in the kin-dom of God and how this helps us to develop practices for building and existing in healthier communities. Registration is available at:

August 10 Valley Ridge District United Women in Faith  Open Team/Officers Meeting at 10:00 am at Trinity UMC in Lexington (Zoom option available). All local church unit officers are encouraged to attend. 

October 5 Valley Ridge District United Women in Faith Annual Meeting at 10:00 am at St. Mark's UMC in Daleville (live-streamed option available). 

December 7 Valley Ridge District United Women in Faith Advent Program at 10:00 am at Fairfield UMC in Fairfield. 

Posted: May 21, 2024
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