Heart Havens Fundraiser

Check out www.Eventbrite.com and type in Michael Joiner.  He is a Christian comedian.  There you will find three shows that the C’ville District Vision team for Heart Havens is sponsoring as a fundraiser for the apartment project.Please distribute this info among all of your contacts.  The shows are April 29, 2016 at 7pm at Culpeper Baptist Church and April 30, 2016 at 3 and 7pm at the C’ville High School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center. The tickets would make a great Christmas gift.

Michael Joiner – God’s Smart Aleck!

Michael Joiner is funny. Very funny. 1st Place winner of the Hollywood Improv’s “FUNNIEST COMIC IN L.A.” 2008, and 2010 Christian Music Hall of Fame “COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR” nominee, Joiner has attracted wide praise for his routines that blend a sarcastic edginess with a devotion to clean humor. Joiner has headlined at The LA AREA Improvs, The Funny Bone, The Ice House and other comedy clubs across the country while also performing at colleges and sold out Clean Comedy Concerts nationwide. He’s also written for “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.”

Michael has been performing nationwide for over 18 years and is rated one of the nation’s funniest Clean Stand up Comedians. The TV Guide Network calls Michael “One of the funniest, most original, stand up Comedians working today!”

In 2006, Michael was one out of only four Comedians chosen worldwide to star in the top selling DVD, “The Clean Stand Up Comedy Tour.”

Michael has also starred in the Hit Comedy TV show “Bananas,” as well as The Gospel Music Channel”s “Stand up for Clean Comedy.”



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Charlottesville District Heart Havens Housing Project. The Charlottesville District United Methodist Churches are trying to raise $400,000 to build a Heart Havens housing apartment complex. Join Charlottesville District Mission Team and Heart Havens as we work together to move forward with providing housing for men and women with intellectual disabilities in the Charlottesville area. Want to get involved? Call the Charlottesville United Methodist District Office at (434) 977-4254! Make a donation!!!click here for more information
Join The Spiritual Renewal Covenant

Spiritual Renewal CovenantClergy and laity are asked to join conference delegation and Bishop Cho in ‘spiritual renewal’ covenant. This covenant was originally signed by the Virginia delegation to the Southeastern Jurisdiction in support of Rev. Dr. Cho’s leadership throughout the episcopal process. We wish to continue this support of Bishop Cho as he begins his work with the Virginia Annual Conference. Please consider this commitment carefully, and, if you feel so led, add your name to this covenant and join us on this journey. Click here to join the spiritual renewal covenant.

All Things New – Equipping Vital Congregations

All Things New Equipping Vital Congregations Logo“All Things New – Equipping Vital Congregations” is a Virginia Conference initiative designed to implement the denomination’s “Vital Congregations” measurement system in a way that promotes collaboration, support and continued improvement among all conference churches. Aug. 1, 2013 – Hands-on training will be offered, beginning next week, for use of the new Equipping Vital Congregations data input and information system slated to go into effect Jan. 1, 2014. Click on this link for more information.  

Wesley Foundation UVA

wesley-vision-imageHigher Education and Campus Ministry Highlights: Rev. Deborah Lewis has brought forth incredible leadership and vision to the Campus Ministry setting of UVA where she resides as the Director. Reverend Lewis began to vision where she wanted the ministry at UVA to be five to ten years from now. It is in this time of prayer and waiting on God that has led her to move towards a Capital Campaign where she and her board have raised over $600,000 to transform the space into a more modern, energy efficient, and welcoming space for the students of the Wesley Foundation of the UVA. Many of us will be seeing more news of this soon in various mailings and announcements. Also, Bishop Cho will be joining them on Saturday, April 11, 2015, for their 50-year celebration and the end of their Capital Campaign.  (Their public announcement goes out next week but check out their amazing video now. click on this link for more information 

Emanuel Youth Mission

Emanuel Youth MissionEmanuel Youth Mission began in July, 2005 when John Clarkson traveled to rural El Salvador with Marvin Benavides. John saw poverty like none he had ever seen before, with absolutely no resources to change that perpetual cycle. People lived in make shift one room homes with dirt floors, no electricity, no furniture, outdoor kitchens, very little food, perhaps an outhouse or some families used holes for bathrooms, living, working and farming like they had for centuries with no hope of anything different for their children. They could not afford to send their children to school. That November, John and Jonna Clarkson were moved by the Holy Spirit during outdoor Sunday school when those children kneeled in the dirt and prayed to Jesus, their Savior, El Salvador! Their faces lit up with the pure love and joy of knowing Jesus! How long would it be before that JOY turned into discouragement when they learned their lives held no future? The Clarksons were moved to connect the need in El Salvador with resources in Virginia. Marvin wanted to make a difference for his people. The vision for Emanuel Youth Mission began. Emanuel Youth Mission Winter 2014 newsletter                   Emanuel Youth Mission Fall 2014 Newsletter   

EYM news summer 2015



beulahchurch%20photo2Beulah Retreat and Prayer Center

Beulah Retreat and Prayer Center is extending an invitation for Pastors and their immediate families to come and enjoy the retreat center free of charge!  For those of you who do not know about us, we are a small retreat center located in rural Amherst County.  Our facilities include the original Beulah UMC Church building (which includes a full kitchen and fellowship hall), a pavilion with heated and air conditioned bath and shower rooms, a picnic area, an outdoor amphitheater, a hiking path with camping area and 4 small cabins.  Pastors could use this time as a quiet personal spiritual retreat, or for a quiet place for prayer and worship planning.  Or, you can bring your spouse and/or children to just get away from it all in the quiet of the mountains and wooded areas.  Also we are only 40 minutes away from the beautiful James River State Park. 

We offer this 4 day (3 night) stay free of charge for all pastors in hopes that it will provide for them a place where rest and spiritual renewal can take place. 
Items to bring with you should include: 
-Bug spray
-Linens or sleeping bags and pillows
-Enough food for your stay (full kitchen available for use)
-Bible (never leave home without one!)
For any questions or to reserve your time away please call 434-933-8403.  If no one is available please leave a message and we will respond as soon as possible. Beulah Retreat and Prayer Center

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