Who We Are
We are the Arlington and Alexandria Districts of the United Methodist Church.
Often referred to as the Bi-District, the Arlington and Alexandria Districts work closely together and share office space and some staff. We are located at 3600 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. Arlington and Alexandria are two of the 16 districts in the Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
It's a New Year As the year has turned, I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! My prayers for you and your church are that you know you are beloved of Christ, and share that abundantly in your neighborhoods and communities so that Christ’s...
Can I Fix It? OK, self-disclosure time – I know some of you are guilty of this! You are driving on an open road and you see a car stopped ahead on the side of the road and there are emergency lights nearby, do you slow down and gawk? I know some...
Statistics and Protocols Love does not insist on its own way. – 1 Corinthians 13:5 The end-of-the-year statistical reports for the Alexandria District churches are almost complete. All churches have reported but one. So we do not have total for...
March 7, 2020
Guest Readiness Training
at Burke UMC
Most churches are unintentionally blind to the guest experience. From unspoken rituals to maze-like facilities, worship can be intimidating for guests. Jason Moore, author, consultant and frequent “secret worshipper,” will guide you through the top 5 questions on the minds of guests and how to more effectively invite them into an experience worth returning to.
Two Perspectives: A Conversation with Tom Berlin & Keith Boyette
at Annandale UMC
March 11, 2020
This event is designed to help both clergy (10:00 a.m.) and laity (7:00 p.m.) hear from two different perspectives as we head toward General Conference.
Revs. Tom Berlin and Keith Boyette will offer remarks about the Protocol of Reconciliation and Grace through Separation and will participate in a Q&A.
Lay Servant Training
at Wesley UMC
March 20/21, 2020
4 classes are being offered at this year’s Lay Servant Training. Registration is open. Register today.