Next event: February 2, 2017
with 25th Anniversary Celebration on January 14, 2017
Register and pay online at: http://www.vaumc.org/UMDay2017 or mail form with payment to: UM Day at the GA, Rev. Barbara Lewis, Registrar, Greenwood UMC, 10040 Greenwood Rd., Glen Allen, VA 23060. Make checks payable to: “Virginia United Methodist Conference”. All questions regarding registration should be directed to Rev. Lewis at (804) 594-6241.
We invite you to join us annually for United Methodist Day at the General Assembly traditionally held on the first Thursday of February. This is our opportunity to help faith communities become empowered to serve as missionaries of justice, as well as the more traditional missionaries of mercy.
United Methodist Day and other avenues of faithful advocacy help us to look beyond mercy ministry to ask: “What caused this problem? What causes hunger? Global warming?” By joining together and establishing relationships with our elected officials, we empower members of our congregations to wonder, “How can I make a difference? How can I be a Good Samaritan in our world to its fullest sense?”
This event gives congregations a vehicle for reaching beyond themselves and introduces them to the Social Principles of The United Methodist Church in a meaningful way.