John Wesley encouraged members of the early Methodist movement to be life-long learners and to do no harm. As United Methodists today, we continue to learn new things and build up our communities, protecting the most vulnerable whenever possible.
This year, United Methodists will learn to expand United Methodist Day so that we are not advocating just one day but learning and working many days to protect the vulnerable of our state and nation. United Methodist Day at the General Assembly will look a little different this year. Some changes are required by the safety protocols employed by the state due to Covid-19. Other changes are so that we can best use and share the resources we have. We want you to have the best experience possible and be best equipped to continue the work throughout the year.
No parking issues, No long walks in the COLD, NO getting up before dawn for a long drive! We are going VIRTUAL (mostly)!
January 18th, 2021 12:00 PM through January 22nd, 2021 5:00 PM
We will begin by sharing various resources including videos, book and movie suggestions, websites, and other resources during early January. We are partnering with the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy (VICPP) and their “Day for All People 2021 Advocacy Week” for a week of workshops, services opportunities, prayer vigils, and so much more! Join us on Monday morning, Martin Luther King Day, for time with the Virginia United Methodist Conference Bishop Sharma Lewis as the Guest Speaker, and then spend part of the afternoon in service. Tuesday through Thursday will include workshops, meeting with your State Senators and Delegates, and more. Tuesday will feature Governor Northam as the Guest Speaker. Friday, January 22, is United Methodist Day at the General Assembly. We are planning opportunities for sharing and reflection, an opportunity to take part in a Prayer Vigil (both in person and virtual opportunities), and more.
Cost: $10 through Dec. 31, 2020
$5 Student Pricing
$20 beginning January 1, 2021
Scholarships are available for those who cannot pay.