District Conference will take place on Saturday, November 12, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon at St. Matthew’s UMC in Annandale. At this time we are planing for a hybrid experience. While the BEST experience of District Conference will be in person (there will be cake!) we are working to also include a virtual option. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
District Conference 2022
At District Conference, we will affirm our new structure, celebrate the rich history of the Arlington and Alexandria Districts, conduct district business, meet the new District Connectors and District Lay Leaders, and we will elect the first set of Northern Virginia District at-large lay delegates to Annual Conference. Because former Arlington/Alexandria laity will be voting for Northern Virginia District Delegates whom they may not know or be familiar with, we will provide a time to meet the delegates before we vote. Did we mention that there would also be cake?!
Voting at District Conference
All attendees will be able to vote on structure and Northern Virginia District business on November 12.
Only laity who fill certain positions per the Annual Conference rules will receive credentials to vote for at-large district delegates. Registration is required and credentials will be issued to those eligible persons the week of November 7.
District At-Large Delegates
The Northern Virginia District will elect at-large delegates as part of our work at District Conference. These delegates will attend Virginia’s Annual Conference in June. (Currently scheduled for June 15-17, 2023 in Roanoke, VA).
The Northern Virginia District will elect 84 at-large laity delegates and 28 reserve delegates.
If you are interested in being on the ballot for District-At-Large delegate, please fill out the nomination form. Nominations are due by October 15, 2022.
Special Called District Conference (July 9, 2022)
On July 9 the District Conference voted on the resolution below affirming the creation of the Northern Virginia District.
Budgets for the Bi-District and each individual district can be found in the 2021 Books of reports at the bottom of this page.
The Called District Conference Resolution
(1) the formation of The Northern Virginia District as a Virginia nonstock corporation (“The Northern Virginia District”), to serve as the successor to the Alexandria and Arlington Districts of the Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, is hereby approved, and Sarah Calvert, District Superintendent, and Larry Thompson, Director of District Operations (the “Authorized Individuals”) are hereby authorized to take any and all steps as they deem necessary or advisable in connection with such formation, including without limitation filing Articles of Incorporation for The Northern Virginia District with the Virginia State Corporation Commission;
(2) the following individuals are hereby elected as the initial trustees and directors of The Northern Virginia District: Sarah Calvert (serving in her role as District Superintendent), Larry Thompson, Kathy Finigan, Donald Jamison, Marilyn Traynham, Lori Roberts, and John Litzenberger; and
(3) the dissolution of Alexandria District Board of Trustees, a Virginia nonstock corporation (the “Alexandria District”), the dissolution of Arlington District Board of Trustees, a Virginia nonstock corporation (the “Arlington District”), and, ultimately, the termination of the corporate existence of each of the Alexandria District and the Arlington District, are hereby approved, and the Authorized Individuals are hereby authorized (i) to proceed with the orderly wind-down of the Alexandria District and the Arlington District, including without limitation transferring all assets of the Alexandria District and the Arlington District to The Northern Virginia District and settling all debts and obligations of the Alexandria District and the Arlington District, (ii) at such time that each wind-down has been completed, to terminate the corporate existence of the Alexandria District and the Arlington District; and (iii) to take any and all steps as they deem necessary or advisable in connection with such wind-downs and terminations, including without limitation filing with the Virginia State Corporation Commission Articles of Dissolution and Articles of Termination for each of the Alexandria District and the Arlington District at such time that the Authorized Individuals deem appropriate.
The Northern Virginia District
At Annual Conference, lay and clergy members voted on reducing the number of districts in our conference from 16 to eight.
We will have a Called District Conference on July 9 to close out the Arlington and Alexandria Districts and officially open The Northern Virginia District.
We are VERY excited about The Northern Virginia District and are grateful to the Annual Conference members for affirming the District Initiative plans created by each group of bi-districts. Learn more about the process HERE.
July 9 District Conference Information:
WHEN: Saturday, July 9 at 10:00 AM
WHERE: Via Zoom (register here to receive your Zoom link) If you have misplaced your link you can use the red button below.
WHY: To formally close the Arlington and Alexandria Districts and open the Northern Virginia District.
HOW DO I VOTE? Good news! For this conference we will using Zoom Polls to conduct our voting. You will not need special voting credentials. Simply sign into Zoom with the email address you used to register.
WHAT ELSE CAN I EXPECT? We will talk briefly about the budget for the rest of 2022 based on the creation of this new district. We will give you an overview of the new structure, and we will officially unveil our new district logo and talk about its creation.
HOW WILL I KNOW WHAT I’M VOTING ON? Voting members voted on the resolution above.
There is not a book of Reports for this Called District Conference. We will present the July to December 2022 Budget. You can find that here.
Budgets for the Bi-District and each individual district can be found in the 2021 Books of reports below.