Welcome to the Roanoke District!
Welcome to the website for the Roanoke District of The Virginia Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.
The Roanoke District connects 70 United Methodist Churches in Bedford, Botetourt, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Montgomery and Roanoke Counties and the cities of Roanoke and Salem with the Virginia Annual Conference, the United Methodist Church and the World in ministry to others on behalf of Christ.
The clergy and laity of the Roanoke District are supervised by a Conference appointed District Superintendent. The Virginia Conference is composed of 16 districts serving over 1,200 local United Methodist congregations across most of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Virginia Conference Bishop: Sharma D. Lewis
District Superintendent: Kathleen Overby Webster
District Lay Leader: Brenda Brooks
Associate District Lay Leaders: Judy Job and Gary Morris
Roanoke District Office
4502 Starkey Road SW Suite 101
Roanoke, VA 24018-8538
Office Hours - 8:30 AM-4:30 PM, Monday-Friday
From the District Superintendent
Posted on 18 April, 2017 by Rev. Kathleen Overby Webster
Up from the grave he arose, with a mighty triumph o'er his foes; he arose a victor from the dark domain and he lives forever, with his saints to reign. He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!
When we sing this song in worship I want to stand and cheer, raise my arms in celebration, break out in dance. Though I don't remember singing this Easter hymn by Robert Lowry as a child, as an adult it has become a favorite of mine. It has such a strong visual element to it ... in my mind Jesus emerges hands on his hips, feet planted in a strong stance, maybe something like a "superman cape" waving confidently behind him.