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ISSUE: Wednesday, May 16, 2019
This Saturday -ES Vision Day!
Walk-ins welcome 
There's still room for walk-ins on Saturday, May 18 at the Eastern Shore Vision Day hosted by Franktown UMC. Fee is $30 per person. (Lunch may not be available for walk-ins) Vision Day lasts 6 hours and provides the perfect opportunity to discover what it means to be the Church in new and creative ways, hear from Fresh Expressions practitioners, learn how to renew existing congregations through fresh expressions of church, and discern what this could mean for your region, community, or neighborhood. There is active discussion as well as opportunity to build networks and relationships among those in your area.
*Bring a team to the "Fresh Expressions Vision Day" May 18th

Hosted at Franktown United Methodist Church 
7551 Bayside Road, Franktown, VA 23354
9:30 a.m. –3:30 p.m.
Registration is $30 after May 13 

.5 CEU for clergy

Join Bishop Weaver this Sunday
at Baylake UMC, Virginia Beach

Bishop Pete Weaver is inviting clergy and laity of the Virginia Conference to join him in district gatherings in May and early June.

Sunday, May 19, at  4 PM Eastern Shore/Elizabeth River Districts will gather at Baylake United Methodist Church, 4300 Shore Dr Virginia Beach, VA 23455 (Reservations are not required)

"Jesus most often journeyed in the company of others," said Weaver. "Even in our context, we can learn from each other and practice our Christian love for each other by journeying together. I am inviting you to join me in a district gathering in May and early June so we may have conversation 'on the road' together."

He explained, "We will share in Communion, seek to care for one another, and look at the meaning of the Judicial Council decisions and their implications as your Bishop and Cabinet seek to follow the Book of Discipline which governs our church."

Orientation for Annual Conference
June 4, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Oyster Room at the Onley Town Center

District Superintendent Alex Joyner will lead an Orientation Session in preparation for the 2019 Annual Conference in Roanoke.  All clergy, AC lay members and interested United Methodists are invited. Please bring your Book of Reports! Advance Expense Checks for District members will be available. Light refreshments.

How many mail totes were used for this year’s conference-wide Book of Reports packet mailing? #vaumc #vaumc19 #church #mailing
2019 Session of Annual Conference

Where all your Annual Conference information is located!


District Events

Sunday, May 19, 2:30 pm, Pocomoke UMC invites you to their annual Hymn Sing. The church is located at 24406 Saxis Road, Temperanceville, VA  23442
Sunday, May 19, 4 pm, Woodberry UMC invites you to their REAL MEN SING REAL LOUD concert on.  Love offering will be received.  Refreshments served. Woodberry UMC is located at 18121 Lankford Highway,Parksley, VA  23421
July 22-26, 2019, from 9 AM - 12 PM, Vacation Bible School: Northampton Community Churches Working Together present “ROAR”, at Lower Northampton Baptist Church.  It’s a free event for ages 3-12 and it’s sponsored by Capeville UMC, Cheriton UMC, Eastville Baptist, Ebenezer AME, Lower Northampton Baptist, and Trinity UMC.  Stay tuned for updates on the Lower Shore Community Vacation Bible School (VBS) Facebook page! If needed, we will provide childcare until 5 PM for $10 a day (maximum of 20 in childcare).  Call or text 757-678-3324 for more information.
District Calendar: View District Board/Committee Meetings and Events
DEADLINE FOR ARTICLES: "The Shoreline" is a weekly newsletter.  Submit brief articles to Connie Owens at by Wednesday morning, 9 am. 
Eastern Shore District
Virginia Conference of
Phone: 757-665-6295
Rev. Alex Joyner, District Superintendent
Jennifer Hume, District Lay Leader
Connie Owens, District Administrative Assistant
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