March 29, 2018
Welcome to The Bridge, a weekly update of the Rappahannock River District of the United Methodist Church 
Happy Easter from the Rappahannock River District Office!
Lay Servant Training will be offered at Warsaw UMC on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5. Please join us!

Classes will be:

Basic Course
Teach us to Pray
In Ministry with Boomers & Beyond
Preaching from Your Heart

Final Planning Meeting is Sunday, April 8 at 2:00pm at Hillcrest UMC
426 Deacon Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22405
(540) 373-8759


            March 29: Maundy Thursday worship at 7:00 p.m.

            March 30: Good Friday worship at 7:00 p.m.

            April 1: Easter Sunday
                                   6:30 a.m. Sonrise Service, followed by light breakfast
                                   8:45 and 11:00 a.m. Worship

           All are welcome to gather with us for any or all of the Holy Week 
Sunrise Service
Zion United Methodist Church Sunrise Service Easter morning 4/1/18 at the Pavillion at Merchant's Square in Spotsylvania Courthouse. It is at 6:30 a.m. and a light breakfast follows.  
Holy Thunder Christian
Dear Friends,
Now is the time to sing his praise!  
Join us on the lawn for  Holy Thunder, a Contemporary Christian Music Festival , Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 1 – 5 p.m., at Regester Chapel United Methodist Church, 85 Bells Hill Road, Stafford, VA. 
Bring a friend and a chair as we lift our voices in worship with performances from eight local area church praise bands.  Reverend Randall Snipes will deliver a message of salvation, that is sure to touch hearts and lift spirits.   FREE admission, FREE refreshments and FREE face painting for kids! 
For more information please visit: ,  or call:   540. 659.2642 .
Please help us to make this event great, by sharing our Facebook event page with your church friends and members:
Thank you, and we hope to see you there!
The Regester Chapel Family
Positions Open:
NEW LISTING: Wilderness Community Church in Spotsylvania, VA is seeking a Director of Youth Ministry. Primary responsibilities are to coordinate along with a team of youth ministry volunteers Christ-centered ministries that serve Youth (6th to 12th grade). This is a part-time, salaried position. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to . For more information on the position,  opening.

Part-time Organist/Pianist wanted for Tappahannock Memorial United Methodist Church , Tappahannock, VA. This person will be responsible for providing music for two Sunday worship services, choir rehearsals and special worship services of the church. Salary negotiable. For more information, please contact the church office at or 804-443-2278.
The Heartwood Center is seeking a Youth Mission Camp Coordinator for 2018. The camp will be held July 16-20 and August 13-17, 12 noon to 8pm Monday through Friday. For a copy of the position description, please email Rev. Gayle Porias at  or visit . This position includes a paid stipend.   4.8.2018
Upcoming District Meetings & Training:
April 3 District Board of Missions, Tabernacle, 7:00pm
April 5 Heartwood Board, New Hope, 7:00pm
April 7 El Salvador Team Meeting, Wright's Chapel, 9:30am
April 9 Connectional Ministries, Wright's Chapel, 7:00pm
April 10 Ordained Ministry, District Office
April 13 - 15 District Youth Retreat, Camp Happyland
April 14 District UMW Mission Event, Warsaw
May 2 District Finance Committee Fredericksburg, 7:00pm
May 4 - 5 District Lay Servant Training, Warsaw
District Superintendent: Rev. Dr. Theodore Smith
DS Email: Cell: 540.419.5131

2018 District Co-Lay Leader:
Debbie Dietrich

2018 District Co-Lay Lay Leader:

2018 District Associate Lay Leader: Jim Helm
2018 District Lay Servant Ministry Director  Dottie Garrison
Heartwood Director: Rev. Gayle Porias
District Secretary: Lynn Manley
Mailing Address: PO BOX 100, Ladysmith, VA 22501 Phone   804.448.8326     FAX        804.448.8328 Cell: 804.304.8566
Office Location: Inside Wright’s Chapel UMC at 8063 Ladysmith Road, Ruther Glen, VA (do not use for mail)