Lenten Prayer

Lord, who for us prayed forty famished days…

Who for us sought respectability’s scorn…

Who for us chose unchoosable ones…

Who for us reigned from an old rugged cross…

Have mercy on our appetite for power

Have mercy on our swiftness to judge

Have mercy on closed hearts, minds, and doors.

Have mercy on your faithless Church, O Lord.

Reproach us for our lovelessness

and reclaim us for your Lordship.

In Jesus’ precious, holy, and unifying name we pray. Amen.

Prayer Vigils News Release (Jan 2020) UMC Cville Dist


Rachel’s Haven ( Formally Charlottesville District Apartment Project. The Charlottesville District United Methodist Churches are  raising $400,000 to build or renovate a housing apartment complex. Join the Charlottesville District Mission Team  as we  move forward with providing housing for men and women with developmental disabilities. Want to get involved? Call the Charlottesville United Methodist District Office at (434) 977-4254! Make a donation!!!


Leadership for God’s church will be critical going forward in these turbulent times.

As God’s people gathered in the Wesleyan spirit, we understand how God calls

us to serve God’s kingdom in various ways.  One important way is to serve in a

position of leadership beyond your local church.  The Virginia Conference seeks

to lift up and nurture those who feel led to serve the United Methodist connection

in vital positions of conference leadership.

As either laity or clergy, if you feel led to serve the conference we invite you to

go to our conference website at www.vaumc.org.  When the home page opens

click on “Resources” and scroll down to “Nominations”.  When you open the Nominations

page you will see a downloadable form titled Nominations Profile form.  Please

complete this form and send to the Charlottesville District Office.  All profiles must

be submitted to the conference by February 1, 2019.



Bishop Lewis -Reading the Bible in a Year

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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.

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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.

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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

Westview on the James

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