PRAY AT 12 NOON EVERY DAY
Bishop Sharma Lewis invites everyone to join her in praying the following prayer:
Almighty God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
We thank you for your blessings, past, present and future. You are our rock and the source of our hope in all things and at all times. As Jehovah Jireh, our provider God, we ask you this day to stretch out your mighty hand and eradicate from the face of the earth forever this virus called COVID-19 (coronavirus) that is spreading rapidly from continent to continent.
We also pray that you, Jehovah Rapha, our healing God, would place your hand upon all of those who have been stricken by this virus and restore them to full health. Be with those who have lost loved ones and are grieving. Protect all who are caring for those with this virus and keep them from contracting it themselves. Calm our fears and provide us with your peace that surpasses all understanding. Strengthen us with the joy of the Lord and help us to hold firmly to the hope that only you can provide.
Unify us that we, the Virginia Annual Conference, may be able to experience anew the promise of your presence in and through the unity of our faith, hope and trust in you in the days ahead and forever. We offer this prayer in the mighty name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. AMEN.
For the latest news from the conference concerning the coronavirus pandemic, visit https://www.vaumc.org/Coronavirus2020
• Sunday, March 29 –Sunday, April 19, 2020 -- In-person worship services are canceled (this includes Holy Week services)
• Preschools closed until March 30, 2020; childcare facilities with emphasis on serving children of essential personnel may begin reopening on March 30, 2020 according to the guidelines listed below or as soon as they are able to do so after March 30.
The York River District office will close beginning Wednesday, March 25, 2020. All telephone calls and emails will be answered remotely, as quickly as possible. Mail will be picked up on a regular basis and the treasurer will be in once a week to write checks and pay bills. Please stay healthy and safe.
Welcome to The York River District of the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church, one of 16 districts in the Virginia Conference. It stretches from Mathews to Isle of Wight counties. The District consists of 66 churches, grouped in 57 charges, and 1 Wesley Foundation. There are 64 pastors serving in the District, including Associate pastors and the pastor serving at the Wesley Foundation.
The administrative office is located in the Towne Bank building on Route 17 just south of Denbigh Boulevard.