Category Archives: Mission

Mission Kids Imagine No Malaria

At the 2014 Virginia Annual Conference, the conference comprised of clergy and laity voted to support the United Methodist Church’s Imagine No Malaria initiative. The Virginia Conference set a goal to raise enough funds to save 100,000 lives in a … Continue reading

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Guest Post: UMCOR’s Sager Brown

by: Rev. Joanna Dietz Rev. Joanna Dietz is an ordained deacon serving as the Minister of Music at St. George’s United Methodist. Here she shares about and reflects on a recent mission trip she took with church members to UMCOR’s Sager … Continue reading

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Christmas Miracles

People often wonder why we don’t experience miracles like in the days of Jesus. Yet, it occurs to me that miracles happen through you and I. When we make room in our hearts for the baby boy who would be … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Reality of Ebola in Our Lives as God’s People

The Rev. Nancy Robinson is an ordained deacon in the Virginia Conference and, along with her husband Kip, missionaries to Sierra Leone. She reflects on the reality of Ebola in our lives as God’s people in the world. Kip and … Continue reading

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Sierra Leone Bishop on Ebola Crisis

  Bishop John Yambasu of Sierra Leone shares about the Ebola crisis in the video from the Minnesota Conference of the United Methodist Church.

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Mission Kids: Activity Bags for Hospital

Each month we gather the third through fifth graders for Mission Kids. It is a time for them to be engaged in a service project together. 

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VBS 2014 Ponderings

Last week was Vacation Bible School at Peakland United Methodist. It was my second VBS at Peakland, probably my 34th since birth – maybe 35th because I wouldn’t be surprised if I was at a VBS while in the womb. … Continue reading

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Richmond Mission: Day Four

On Thursday, the mission team worked with Hands Up Ministries in Richmond. I found out about Hands Up from my friend Debbie Ireland, who is a board member. Hands Up Ministries was founded by Cassie Matthews and her husband JT. I … Continue reading

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Richmond Mission: Day Three

Our middle of the week morning project was at United Methodist Family Services (UMFS) on Broad Street. In 1900, Virginia Methodists started an orphanage. The once farm land has now turned into a huge campus of facilities for counseling, a … Continue reading

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Richmond Mission: Day Two

Our motto for the week is becoming: “Every day is an adventure.” After dropping off the team at Good Shepherd United Methodist in Glen Allen, I took the rental van to the shop the rental company uses to have one … Continue reading

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