Conferences, Retreats, Web Sites to Feed Your Faith, and more!

In addition to what’s going on at Wesley, there are other opportunities we’d like to share with you. Talk with Deborah if you’re thinking of attending something because we have scholarship money available.

Check back from time to time to for updates on cool sites, interesting events, resources, and other items that may be of interest to you. Here are a few to get you started…

Conferences & Retreats

  • September 22-23, 2007 in Harrisonburg – Friends of the Groom Christian Theater Company. Workshop, worship, and performances: www.friendsofthegroom.org and www.asburyumc.cc
  • October 8 -10, 2007 at Duke Divinity School – Our Daily Bread: A Theology and Practice of Sustainable Living, with Wendell Berry: www.divinity.duke.edu/cps/daily bread
  • October 20, 2007 in Staunton – Worship and the Arts Festival, with Catherine Kapikian from Wesley Seminary: www.stauntondistrict.org
  • November 1-4, 2007 in Fort Worth, Texas – Living Faith, Seeking Justice. The General Board of Church & Society invites you to join with United Methodists from all over the world for four days of transformational learning, preaching, collaboration and community building. You will come away with resources,techniques and programs to teach and preach the Social Principles, train and equip others to understand and live out justice in their lives, and mobilize others to engage in advocacy and work that transforms the world in the ways of Christ: www.umc-gbcs.org/livingfaith
  • November 16-17, 2007 in Blackstone – Reclaiming Sabbath: A Time for God in Your Life, with Marjorie Thompson: Go to www.vaumc.org, then click on “Events” and search by date.

Web Sites and Resources

  • Trying to find a particular Bible passage? Try www.biblegateway.com
  • MethodX is an online Christian community sponsored by Upper Room Ministries where young adults can explore relationships with God and others. Find articles, first-person accounts of faith, funny stories, and reviews: www.methodx.org
  • The Pastoral Leadership Search Effort offers young adults ideas, support, and connections as you explore whether God is calling you to ordained ministry: www.theplse.org
  • Still thinking about ordained ministry? Try the 3-day Exploration event: www.gbhem.org/exploration
  • Thinking about ministry in other contexts or not sure you are being called to ordination? Check this one out: www.IsGodCallingYou.org
  • United Methodist Student Forum is an annual gathering in May, bringing together students and campus ministers from across the country: www.umsm.org
  • Need something great to listen to at the gym? Speaking of Faith is a public radio program you should hear: http://speakingoffaith.publicradio.org/
  • If you’re thinking of a year of service after graduation, check out the US-2 Program or the Mission Intern Program: http://new.gbgm-umc.org/connections/youth/serve/
  • Need other United Methodist resources? The Virginia Conference site is: www.vaumc.org. The General church site is: www.umc.org
Weekly Meeting Schedule
  • Sunday
    • 11:00 Morning Worship at Wesley Memorial UMC (next door)
    • 5:00 Sunday Night Worship
  • Tuesday
    • 6:00 Tuesday Night Dinner
    • 6:45 Forum — Discussion/speaker on a variety of faith topics and student life.
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