Monday, December 17, 2018

York River District Events

District Training

Date:  Saturday, January 12, 2019

Time:  9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Place:  St. Luke's UMC  (300 Ella Taylor Rd., Yorktown)

The York River District will be offering multiple training opportunities at this event.

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM   

     Simplified Leadership Structure (led by:  Rev. Lisa Barbery)

10:45 AM - 12:30 PM

     Education / Small Group (led by:  Rev. Greg West)

     Evangelism / Outreach (led by:  Rev. Rachael Gilmore)

     Lay Leader / Admin Council (led by:  Mr. Warren Harper)

     Missions (led by:  Rev. David Magruder)

     Stewardship (led by:  Rev. Marc Brown)

     Trustees (led by:  Rev. Bob Cofield)

     Worship (led by:  Rev. Dr. Clarence Brown)


Childcare will be available, must be registered by January 4, 2019

Event Date 01-12-2019 9:30 am
Event End Date 01-12-2019 12:30 pm
Registration Start Date 11-02-2018
Cut off date 01-05-2019
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 19
Individual Price Free

2019 Clergy Retreat

Dates:  Tuesday, February 5th - Thursday, February 7th
        - Check-in and informal fellowship on Tuesday begins at 2:00 p.m., 
             our formal time begins with dinner at 6:00 p.m.
        - Our time will conclude on Thursday after our 12:30 p.m. lunch.

CEU:   1 CEU (pending approval) will be available for all participants.

Description:  This will be a time for renewal, fellowship, and care offered through worship, rest, and exploration.  The retreat will be anchored by a one-day Creative Care Workshop led by Suzanne Vinson.  She is planning a time of self-care and deepening and widening of soulful rest for us as clergy.  Participants will tap into their creative potential while connecting with others in meaningful ways.   Roslyn’s indoor and outdoor spaces will be used as it serves the group while Suzanne incorporates arts of several means:  readings, poetry, creative projects.  No skills needed.    For more information about Suzanne Vinson - click here  


Deadline is January 11th
Cost: $200/person

** Please make checks payable to the York River District and annotate "Clergy Retreat" in the memo line.  Registration is contingent on payment being received at the District Office by the deadline.

***There are 20 single room occupancies available.  After the first 20 registrations, double occupancy will be available based on the willingness of those already registered.

 For informaton about Roslyn Retreat Center - click here


Event Date 02-05-2019 2:00 am
Event End Date 11-09-2018 12:30 pm
Registration Start Date 11-07-2018
Cut off date 01-11-2019
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 6
Individual Price $200.00

Holy Spirit 1   

The Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church  

A workshop to explore why the Holy Spirit is necessary and the importance of the use of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

An introductory workshop designated to:

  • Take a brief look at who the Holy Spirit is
  • Look at the Role of the Holy Spirit (the third person of the Trinity)
  • To recognize the importance of the Holy Spirit in the ministry of the Church
  • To examine many of the “Gifts of the Holy Spirit”
  • To discover how “Believers of Jesus Christ” receive their gift or gifts (Scripture guarantees everyone has at least one!!)

Date:  Saturday, February 9, 2019

Time:  9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Place:  First UMC (10246 Warwick Blvd., Newport News)

Facilitator:  Pastor Carol Bookwalter

Note:  Pastor Carol, who for many years tried living her Christian life without the Holy Spirit until she was introduced to the excitement of walking in faith by the presence of the Holy Spirit.

Holy Spirit 2

Event Date 02-09-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 02-09-2019 12:00 pm
Registration Start Date 12-06-2018
Cut off date 02-08-2019 11:55 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 4
Individual Price Free