York River District Events

York River District Youth, join us for our Spring Retreat to discover the transformational power of 

"Love In Action"

Friday-Sunday, March 9-11, 2018

@ Camp Piankatank


Registration opens Jan 7 & closes Mar 4.
Register by Feb 9 for Early Bird special: $90
After Feb 26 there's a Late Registration: $115

This retreat is for youth in grades 6th -12th.

 If you are signing up for your group you can fill out this spreadsheet to make the process faster: yrd_retreat_registration.xlsx  


Event Date 03-09-2018 7:00 pm
Event End Date 03-11-2018 12:00 pm
Registration Start Date 01-07-2018
Cut off date 03-04-2018 11:55 pm
Capacity 167
Registered 66
Available place 101
Individual Price $100.00
$100.00 101

Believe That

Date:  Sunday, March 11, 2018

Time:  3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:  Crooks Memorial UMC

Leader:  Marc Brown, Director of Connectional Ministries 


   What is unique about Wesleyan Theology?

   This workshop will focus on the beliefs structure that provides the foundation for mission and ministry of The United Methodist Church.

Event Date 03-11-2018 3:00 pm
Event End Date 03-11-2018 5:30 pm
Registration Start Date 12-11-2017
Cut off date 03-08-2018
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 18
Individual Price Free

Fresh Expressions 

Renewal for Existing Church - "Fresh Expressions"

Date:  Sunday, April 8, 2018

Time:  3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:  Chestnut Memorial UMC

Leader:  Mark Ogren

This workshop will present information about “Fresh Expressions” which is a movement that is cultivating new forms of church alongside existing congregations in order to reach a changing world.  At its heart, Fresh Expressions is about empowering and equipping God’s people to develop creative expressions of church that can reach the increasing diversity of our society.

Event Date 04-08-2018 3:00 pm
Event End Date 04-08-2018 5:30 pm
Registration Start Date 12-11-2017
Cut off date 03-08-2018
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 9
Individual Price Free

Social Media

Navigating Social Media

Date:  Sunday, April 22, 2018

Time:  3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:  St. Luke's UMC

Leader:  Madeline Pillow


Ideal for Beginners to social media as well as those with more expertise.

For churches ready to delve into the world of social media, or ready for new ideas, this workshop will look at some of the social media platforms and how they can work for your church. Having an online presence is integral in this digital age as well as understanding what social platforms make the most sense for your ministries and church demographics.

Event Date 04-22-2018 3:00 pm
Event End Date 04-22-2018 5:30 pm
Registration Start Date 12-11-2017
Cut off date 04-19-2018
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 8
Individual Price Free

Professing and mature youth and their leaders join us for a youth-focused "Introduction to Lay Ministry: The BASIC Course."

The BASIC Course is a 10-hours, and we are starting Sunday, January 14 at 3 pm and finishing the course after a lock-in. Trinity UMC in Smithfield is hosting, and youth leaders from Trinity and Tabernacle in Poquoson are helping lead the class. Please RSVP so that we have enough food.

Go here to learn more about the course: https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/introduction-to-lay-ministry-the-BASIC-course

You can go here to buy an e-book or the physical book: https://bookstore.upperroom.org/Products/BDR634/lay-servant-ministries-basic-course-participants-book.aspx

If you have questions or concerns contact:

Leah McGlynn |  757.596.3476 |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Event Date 05-05-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 05-05-2018 7:00 am
Registration Start Date 02-01-2018
Cut off date 05-03-2018
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 2
Individual Price $15.00