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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.  

Saturday July 20 1-4 pm Greenville UMC is hosting a Back to School Giveaway. The community is invited to come by the church on July 20 from 1-4 p.m. Students will be provided with backpacks and grade-appropriate school supplies. There will also be clothes, both new and gently used, in a range of sizes for children and teens. Important notes: Each student must be present to receive a backpack and supplies. If not attending a Riverheads school, please bring a school supply list. The supplies are on a first come, first served basis. We look forward to seeing everyone on July 20. Greenville UMC is located at 126 Main Street in Greenville, VA.

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 3 Can you donate blood? Join First UMC in Pembroke on August 3rd from 10am-3 pm (appointments possible) for their blood drive, which will assist a church member and her family with ongoing medical expenses. Click here for more details.

August 4 during the 8:30 and 11:00 worship service, and during the covered dish meal that will follow the 11:00 service, Missionary Lourdes Ramirez "Lulu" will share a presentation at Main Street UMC in Waynesboro. Read Lulu's bio here.  

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. 

August 11 at 10:30 am Cherryvale UMC in Staunton will host a Worship Service Event with Brent Vernon. Inspiring Songs and Stories of Brent Vernon and his ventriloquist buddy Sam! A fun concert geared toward families of all ages! We will also have our blessing of the backpacks and free school supplies as our children head back to school followed by a lunch on the lawn! Invite your friends, neighbors, grandkids, and family! Everything is free, a love donation will be taken up for Brent. More information here

August 29, 5:30 CROP Walk Rally at South Roanoke United Methodist Church, 2330 Jefferson St SE, Roanoke, VA 24014.  You will receive information about CROP and CSC, hear about the Roanoke CROP Walk (we have changed the date to October 20 as well as the meeting spot and the route), learn how to recruit a team, meet other team leaders, pick up materials, receive promotional fliers, and get to ask questions.

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). 

October 20: CROP Walk. Register and get information here

November 9: District and Charge Conferences at First UMC Salem. 

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

Posted: July 18, 2024
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