News and Information

News and Information

Find articles written by our District Superintendents, Lay Leaders, Staff, and more here. 

Neighboring

“Good morning, neighbor!” I have heard myself say these exact words on more than one occasion recently. My husband and I established a routine during our COVID-19 lockdown of taking a walk through the neighborhood each morning. As we walk, we often see the same groups...

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Pandemic & Blitz Leadership

Pandemic & Blitz Leadership

Winston Churchill (on a US Postage Stamp) I don’t think any of us would have believed that 2020 would be like ‘this’! The layers of complexity, creativity, decision making and re-thinking have been immense, and sometimes, as I am sure you will agree, we all just want...

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A Wide Welcome

A Wide Welcome

“Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” – Romans 15:7 (New Revised Standard Version) Our theme for charge conferences this year is “See All the People.” We receive this theme from the Virginia annual conference, who is...

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2020 Annual Conference Postponed

2020 Annual Conference Postponed

Because of the technical issues encountered with the Sept. 19 virtual annual conference session, Bishop Sharma D. Lewis announced at 12 noon the decision to invalidate this annual conference and postpone to a later date. “Because of the technical difficulties and...

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Be Still

Be Still

“Be still, and know that I am God!    I am exalted among the nations,    I am exalted in the earth.”Psalm 46:10 (New Revised Standard Version) Dear Lord:  I am trying to be still! In fact, I do not think I have gotten up...

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August Book Recommendations

August Book Recommendations

Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi (Bold Type Books, 2016) is a history that is most timely as people across the country are ready and even eager to learn more about a system of racial oppression that has...

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Leaving a Legacy

Leaving a Legacy

Charles Wesley UMC was a new church plant in McLean, VA when it met for the first time in May 1958.  Among the charter members was Janet Nelson Davenport and her young family. Her son, Craig Nelson was the first infant baptized in the church.  On December...

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