2020 Arlington Summer Meetings
This summer we will be gathering in groups of about 10 to reflect and discuss both ministry in a pandemic and racial reconciliation. More details about how to sign up for these meetings will come out in the next few weeks.
Clergy will be expected to read two books (one from each topic) before they attend their summer meeting. We will be discussing what we learned, and how we may apply these learnings in our context.
Books for Racial Reconciliation
- How To Be An Anti-Racist Ibram X. Kendi
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism, Robin DiAngelo
- Between the World and Me Ta-Nehisi Coates
- The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander
- Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson
- So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo
- Stamped from the Beginning, Ibram X. Kendi
Arlington District Spiritual Director Grants
Learn more about the Arlington District Spiritual Director grant program.
Arlington District Clergy Association
Clergy Association Dues 2019-2020
Your annual dues ($35) offset the cost of speaker honoraria, hospitality, lunch when applicable and administrative expenses. Your cooperation in paying your dues promptly is much appreciated. Dues are payable to the Arlington District Clergy Association by October 30.
PAY CLERGY DUES
You can send a check to the Methodist Joint Account, ATTN: Joel Pollard, Business Manager, 3600 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030
You can also pay online here. PAY CLERGY DUES
Text Message Reminders
Today it is not uncommon to receive text message reminders from your doctor or your child’s school. The Arlington and Alexandria Districts will now offer text message reminders to clergy about Clergy Meetings and important events. You may opt-in to these reminders in the following ways:
Arlington District Clergy: text the number 81010 with the following message: @ARclergy OR use this link: remind.com/join/ARclergy
We will be using a free platform (Remind) to send these messages. While designed for schools, this is a platform that is free for nonprofits. When you use the instructions or links above you will be sent an automatic confirmation text asking if you are a Parent, Student, or Teacher. Please respond with P for parent.