Roanoke District - Virginia Annual Conference
Sunday, November 29, 2015
United Methodist Church


 Alta Mons: Camp and Retreat Center

  2842 Crocket Springs Road,  Shawsville, Va 24162          
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Caretakers of God's Creation
CLICK HERE for the latest information and a list of available Caretakers of God's Creation speakers in the district.
Church and Society

The Roanoke District Church and Society Committee has as its mission to "help United Methodist churches in Roanoke and the New River Valley incarnate the Gospel in personal, social, and civic righteousness. The Committee will strive to do this by fostering exploration of divergent views on social issues to help strengthen the United Methodist witness in local congregations."   The major event for 2015 is "Tearing Down the Walls: Ways of Doing Justice" with Shane Claiborne as featured leader on October 24th, 9:00am - 3:15pm.  The major activity during 2013-2014 was an in-depth survey and study of the social outreach activities of United Methodist churches throughout the District.

"Tearing Down the Walls" will be led by Shane Clariborne, a well-known speaker and one of the founders of The Simple Way - a Christian community in Philadelphia that seeks to take seriously some of the radical teachings of Jesus and how these should shape our common life.  Through this event we will seek to understand the meaning of Christian social justice; how we can break down contemporary walls of injustice such as economic inequalities, educational disparities and racial divisions; and how we can build hope and empower persons to overcome walls of separation and engage others on social justice issues.  Participants will have an opportunity to interact with Claiborne, who led the Virginia Conference 5 Talent Academy "Ministry With the Poor" event on February 21st, ask questions, and share concerns, stories and action ideas in small groups.  This will be an intergenerational event. Youth and young adults are therefore encouraged to attend as well as older adults.  This event is sponsored by the Roanoke District Church and Society Committee, in collaboration with the Danville, Lynchburg and Staunton Districts.  Approved for CEU 0.5.   The event will take place at First United Methodist Church, 125 W. Main Street, Salem, VA - 24153.  A special early bird registration fee for adults of $25.00 is available until September 17th, after which the adult registration fee will be $30.00.  Registration for students is $10.00.  Child care provided up through age 6.

  • Click here to register online and pay by credit card. Registration Deadline is October 17.
  • To pay by check, click here to download an  event brochure with a mail-in registration form. 
  • Click here to download a copy of the event flier. 
  • Click here to download an E-Pic version of the flier.   
Questions about the event may be directed to the Rev. Hunter Mabry at
CLICK HERE for the Fall 2013 Survey of Roanoke District Social Outreach Ministries
CLICK HERE for report from June 2014 District Newsletter
Community College Ministries
Stephen Darr
620 N. Main Street, Suite 306
Blacksburg, VA  24060 
Community Outreach Project


Becky Parsons, Program Director
Trinity UMC
305 Mountain Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 
Newsletter:  SPRING 2015


 Shalom Zone:  Grace Ministries of Roanoke


An inner-city ministry in the city of Roanoke
1427 Melrose Ave., NW
Roanoke, VA 24017
Donald E. Edwards, Esq., Director
540-266-7262  Cell: (609) 709-0023
Pictures from the Bridges Out of Poverty Graduation June 2012

Project SPY

A weeklong summer mission opportunity for middle and high school youth
Fieldstone United Methodist Church
3385 North Franklin Street
Christiansburg, VA 24073
(540) 260-3402


United Methodist Men 

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United Methodist Women
 Roanoke District Newsette:      MARCH 2015  JUNE 2015   SEPTEMBER 2015

                                Roanoke District UMW Calendar 2015
      From the District 2015 Packet:
  Visit the Virginia Conference United Methodist Women site at 
  Virginia Conference newsletter:   THE LINK Winter 2015   THE LINK Spring 2015  THE LINK Summer 2015
  Mission Encounter 2015 Brochure
 Wesley Foundation - Virginia Tech

    Rev. Bret-Ashton Gresham

    209 West Roanoke Street
    P. O. Box 458
    Blacksburg, VA 24063
    (540) 552-2827


Youth Ministries

   Roanoke District Youth Coordinator,  Tim Craft: