Eastern Shore District of The United Methodist Church
Thursday, October 23, 2014
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“Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world."

Welcome to The United Methodist Church on Virginia's Eastern Shore! The Eastern Shore District connects 52 United Methodist Churches in Accomack and Northampton Counties 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 Eastern Shore are supervised by a Conference appointed District Superintendent. The Virginia Conference is composed of 16 districts serving 1,209 local United Methodist congregations across most of the state of Virginia.  


The Shoreline Weekly E-News.  Go to our Newsroom or click on to the image to the left.

It's not a secret anymore!  How to Reach New People, that is.  Click here to register or find out more information on this training for pastors and a team of at least 3 key lay members.  It's more than just a workshop -it's building a team and a plan!
Jim Griffith, noteworthy consultant who works with hundreds of congregations from all over the country on issues of church vitality will be our leader.
“A Day of Holy Conversation on Sexuality and The United Methodist Church” on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Woodlake UMC, Chesterfield. To be live-streamed at Franktown UMC here on the Shore. Click HERE for more.
An Early Response Training Basic Class will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, Cape Charles, VA 23310 on Saturday, November 8, 2014.  Our leader UMCOR trainer and Virginia Conference ERT training Coordinator, Michele Michaelian. If you are a district disaster response team or a local church coord., pastor or anyone interested in disaster response ministries. Click HERE.
Conference Treasurer David Dommisse will be on the Shore on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 at Painter-Garrisons United Methodist Church,Painter to talk to us about apportionment interpretation and to provide help with internal controls for finances in the small
church. Click HERE for more!
District UMW units: Come to the Hermitage on the ES, Onancock on Saturday November 8, 2-3:30 pm to be entertained with music and a time to relax at the Day Apart. Click HERE.
  2014 Charge Conference Center
District-wide "Imagine No Malaria" Basketball competition.  Local churches on the Shore are encouraged to participate. Find out our current status on reaching our 2-year goal to save 1,000 lives.
For more information and resources on this Conference-wide Initiative go to http://www.vaumc.org/imaginenomalaria
2014 Fall Lay Servant Ministry Academy.  2 Advance Courses are being offered.  
"WE ARE NOT OUR OWN" -District Superintendent Alex Joyner's sermon at the July 13, 2014 Installation Service, Metropolitan UMC.
View Discipleship Circles Video here 
This video is worth watching.
Nominee forms for District At-Large to 2015 Annual Conference; Nominee forms to serve on Conference Boards and Agencies; Nominee forms for 2015 General/Jurisdictional conferences.  Here
District Clergy Association:  DS Joyner encouraging pastors to participate in a Peer Learning Group of your choice.  Learn more here.

2013 District Conference highlights and ballot results

Prayer Calendar (print 8.5 x 11 front and back page). Cut in half for 2  calendars.  Fold like fan.

Covenant for Spiritual Discipline
Share your stories on the Conference Spiritual Renewal Covenant Blog

Camp Cookbook on sale now!  Click here

Statistical  Reports
(church password required) To enter 2014 Statistical (end of the year) Table reports go to  http://www.ezra.gcfa.org/

Equipping Vital Congregations System for Charge Conference, Profiles, and Vital Signs reporting. (password required)

To review the 5 vital signs in any church go to http://www.evc.vaumc.org/ ; click on “Browse Information”; then click on “Charts and Graphs”; from the menu select “Eastern Shore District”; from the  menu select your church.  (note: you do not need a log on and password to access this information)

Employment Opportunities

 Virginia Conference Bishop: Young Jin Cho

District Superintendent: Alexander B. Joyner

District Lay Leader: Iris Gunter Smith

District Administrative Assistant: Connie Owens



Office Hours:  9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Thursday

Physical Address:   18291 Jones Avenue, Parksley, VA

Mailing Address:    P.O. Box 317, Parksley, VA 23421

Telephone:    757-665-6295  FAX: 757-665-6295 (call first)

Email:  easternshoredistrict@vaumc.org