News and Information

News and Information

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

Afternoons Apart

Afternoons Apart

Afternoons Apart December 11 | March 31 | June 2 12:00 pm. — 3:00 p.m. at The Church of the Good Shepherd (2351 Hunter Mill RoadVienna, VA 22181) Your District Superintendents want to offer Arlington and Alexandria Clergy time apart from your regular routines and...

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Small Church Checkup

Small Church Checkup

Small Church Checkup 2.0 THE SMALL CHURCH CHECKUP HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO LACK OF REGISTRATION. We hope to bring this event back in the spring. Contact Michelle Chaney for more information. Whether you came to Small Church Checkup last February or missed it, you...

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Pastor as Coach

Pastor as Coach

Pastor as Coach November 6 | Vine Church (Graham Rd.) 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. As clergy, we are in a season we’ve not experienced before. A time in church history that challenges us to try new things, to take risks, to travel into uncharted waters. It will be tempting...

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Moving Forward

Moving Forward As we start our Charge Conferences for this year, it is always helpful to focus on the theme.  This year, it is “Moving Forward in God’s Mission.”  It’s not (moving forward in) the United Methodist mission, nor the Virginia Conference mission,...

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August Book Reviews

August Book Reviews

Two Books to Ponder On the recommendation of Bishop Weaver to the Cabinet, I have been re-reading Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Life Together. There is tremendous insight and wisdom, much of which is apropos to our current circumstances, though the book was first translated...

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Leading into a New Future

Leading into a New Future

Leading into a New Future As I reflect back over four decades of ordained ministry, I cannot remember a time when it has been more apparent that we are moving into a time of significant changes in our beloved United Methodist Church. Plans are being devised; meetings...

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Staying Calm

Staying Calm

Staying Calm 35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36 And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. 37 A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat...

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Arlington Laity Gathering

Arlington Laity Gathering

Arlington Laity Gathering We want to hear from you! Sarah Calvert wants to hear from YOU! All lay leader(s) and council/admin/executive team leaders from our Arlington District churches are invited to attend a special night of conversation with the new Arlington...

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District Conference

District Conference

District Conference 2019 Church leaders in the Alexandria and Arlington Districts had a successful District Day at Stephen's UMC on Saturday, September 21. This year participants began the day learning about and experiencing prayer walking. Worship and the...

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Welcome to the Arlington District

Welcome New Arlington clergy!Jennifer L. Ailstock Sleepy Hollow UMC, Senior Church (or other job/position/school) from which you came: Sleepy Hollow, from associate to lead pastor Family:Husband Neal (41 years); 4 children, 3 grandchildren What are you most excited...

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