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					           THE AMBASSADOR
                       “So we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us.
                    We beseech you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God (2 Corinthians 5:20).”
Volume 9, Issue 10      A newsletter for the Pastors and Lay Leadership of the Charlottesville District       October 2011


                     Bearing Fruit                                               Charlottesville District
                                                                                  Leadership Training
  Over the past four years, we have focused on “Five
Practices of Fruitful Congregations”. These are outlined                             November 19
in a book by the same name, written by Bishop Robert
Schnase.                                                             Zion UMC (1674 Zion Road, Troy) will host this year’s
  This year, as we continue those fruitful practices, the          leadership training for the Charlottesville District. Inside
Council of Bishops and the Connectional Table of The               this edition of The Ambassador, your will find
United Methodist Church have issued “A Strategic Plan              descriptions of the class offerings. Pre-registration is
for United Methodist Congregations to fulfill the                  required      for     lunch  and     child-care       :e-mail
MISSION of The United Methodist Church. Be sure to                 charlottesvilledistrict@vaumc.org     or 434 977-4254.
visit the vital congregations website for the plan and             Everyone is welcome to participate.
additional information:
http://www.umvitalcongregations.org.

A Call to Action:                                                      Stop Hunger Now Packaging Event
   The United Methodist Church is called to be a world
   leader in developing existing churches and starting new                Saturday, November 5, 2011
   vital congregations so that we make disciples of Jesus
   Christ for the transformation of the world.
                                                                        Aldersgate UMC in Charlottesville
Vital Congregations are Spirit-filled, forward-leaning             Checks for money raised should be made payable to
communities of believers that:                                     Stop Hunger Now and mailed to
     Welcome all people (Galatians 3:28)
      Make disciples of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18-20)           Troy Henson
                                                                   104 Watkins Pl
     Serve like Christ through justice and mercy
                                                                   Lynchburg, VA 24502
       ministries (Micah 6:8; Luke 4:17-21)

A vital congregation has:                                          Please put November 5 Event in the memo of the
                                                                   check. If you have questions or want to volunteer,
      Inviting and inspiring worship
                                                                   contact Rebecca Wagner at 434-823-4645. For more
      Engaged disciples in mission and outreach
                                                                   information about Stop Hunger Now, check out the
      Gifted, equipped and empowered lay leadership               website at www.stophungernow.org.
      Effective, equipped and inspired clergy
         leadership
      Small groups and strong children’s programs
         and youth ministry

A vital disciple is a changed follower of Jesus
  Matthew 22:36-40—The Great Commandment
      Disciples worship                                                     Table of Contents
      Disciples make new disciples                                        Book Review                      Pg. 2
      Disciples engage in growing their faith                             UMW                              Pg. 2
      Disciples engage in mission                                         Apportionments                   Pg.4
      Disciples give to mission                                           Annual Chocolate Chase           Pg. 4
                                                                           Lay Speaking Training            Pg. 4
Each congregation is asked to prayerfully discern goals                    Orientation for Conferences      Pg.5
                       st
for ministry by March 1 that will be presented by Bishop                   UMM                              Pg.5
Kammerer, as a fruit offering at the 2012 General                          District Missions                Pg. 5
Conference in Tampa, Florida. May God bless this
                                                                           Youth                            Pg. 6
season of discernment and discovery.             Brenda
                Book Review                                                  At-Large Delegates
            "More Blessed to Give"                                       2012 Annual Conference
                by John H. MacNaughton
          Our Thursday morning Bible Study Group uses
"The Upper Room" as our curriculum. For each                      The following persons were elected At-Large
Wednesday's reading, there are discussion questions at         Delegates to the 20121 Virginia Annual Conference
the back.                                                      (listed in order of election): Carol Recknor
          In the September-October 2011 Upper Room,            (Stanardsville); Kimberly Moyers (Mt. View); Susan
the reading for Wednesday, September 7 is entitled             Fletcher (Ebenezer): Sue Wells (Zion); Pat Cutright
"Church Offering", and the discussion questions are on         (Trinity, N Garden); Frank Lasley (Zion); Joan Wasserott
page 72. I had to pause when I read question number 4,         (Zion); Anthony Moyers (Mt. View); James Wells (Zion);
"Make a list of how God has been faithful to you and           Scott Webster (Mt. Pleasant/Mineral); Nancy Webster
another list of how you have been faithful to God. How         (Mt. Pleasant/ Mineral ); Marian Dykes (Culpeper); Frank
do the lists compare to each other?"                           Osborn (Mt.Pleasant/Mineral); Larry Baker (Rapidan);
          I was reminded how important this question is,       Nina Winkler (Wesley Memorial); Carolyn Newsome
and how much better our lives would be if we took the          (Wesley Memorial); Suzy Mulford (E Culpeper); Cindy
time, now and then, to make those lists and think              Beazell (Macedonia); Youth: Zackary Hubbard
prayerfully about our response. We often express our           (Aldersgate) Young Adult: Joshua Orndorff (Culpeper);
gratitude in prayer, and that is good, but we also need to     Jordon Davis (Aldersgate).       Alternates:).Lynn Tilson
express our gratitude to God in action. How we live our        (Mineral); Janine Desrocher (Lousia); William Evans
lives needs to reflect our beliefs and our gratitude.          (Culpeper).
          The topic of Church offering took me to one of
my favorite books "More Blessed to Give", by John
MacNaughton. The basic concept of the book is that                          Earthquake Damage
stewardship is a spiritual, not a financial issue. We
give to the church not just to pay the bills. We give to         The Mineral UMC and Louisa UMC congregations
express our gratitude to God for all God has done and is       have been displaced from their sanctuaries, following the
                                                                           rd
doing for us!                                                  August 23       earthquake and multiple aftershocks.
          There is a quote in the book I find very helpful.    Assessments are still being made. Both congregations
It is anonymous. I don't know who said it; I wish I did, I'd   are worshipping in their fellowship halls. In addition to
like to thank her. She said, "Putting God first in my          these churches, more than 1,500 homes in Louisa
pocketbook helps me put God first in other areas of my         County suffered significant damage. Our conference
life. There are so many things in my life I have no            and district disaster response coordinators are working
control over. How and where I spend my money is one            with Louisa County and other agencies. Stay tuned for
of the few areas in which I have some control."                additional information. Reverend Bryan Buckles is the
          My friends, consider your check in the offering      pastor at Mineral UMC (P. O. Box 276, Mineral 23117)
plate on Sunday mornings as a "Thank You Card" to              and Reverend Robert Haley is the pastor at Louisa UMC
God. John Wesley said it this way, "Make all you can.          (P. O. Box 217, Louisa 23093). Other churches reported
Save all you can. Give all you can."                           damage. Please keep all those impacted by the
                                                               earthquake and storms in your prayers.
Rev. Sharon Forbes
Pastor, The Little Fork Circuit
                                                                            Conference Openings
                                                                 There may be vacancies for 2012 on the following
                                                               conference boards, agencies and commissions:
                                                               Common Table—Inclusivity and Mission/new Churches
                                                               (clergy); Young Adult Council; Older Adult Council;
                             .                                 Board of Global Ministries (lay); Board of Laity; VA
                                                               United Methodist Assemble Center; Communications
           United Methodist Women                              (clergy); Commission on Disabilities; Equitable
                                                               Compensation; Commission on Ethnic Minority
       Annual Meeting, UMW, VA Conference, October            Concerns and Advocacy; Council on Finance and
        29-30 VUMAC. Registration forms are available          Administration; Pensions; Committee on Rules; and Site
        from Frances Garwood, 540-456-6718                     Selection (clergy). Both lay and clergy nominations are
        or fgarwood@bpl.coop or your local UMW                 being sought, unless noted. Interested persons need to
        President.                                             complete a nomination form available on the district or
                                                               conference website and submit it to Dr. Biler in the
                                                               District Office.

                                                                                                          October 2011 2
Charlottesville District
                             Leadership Training Day

                                          Saturday
                                       November 19, 2011

                                            Zion
                                    United Methodist Church
                                     1674 Zion Road
                                     Troy, Va. 22974




                Registration 9:30 a.m. - 10:00a.m.
                     Worship     10:00 a.m.
                 Workshop 10:45 a.m. -12:15p.m.

                Lunch 12:15 p.m.— 1:00p.m.

                Workshop1:15 p.m.— 2:30p.m.




                Lunch will be available for $5.00 per person

                        Deadline for lunch
                      November 12, 2011
               To make reservations for lunch and
                      Child care email
              CharlottesvilleDistrict@vaumc.org
          or phone the Charlottesville District Office
                       434-977-4254
Session 1 Workshop
■Staff/ Pastor Parish Relations— Rev . Brenda J. Biler Charlottesville District Superintendent For all members of the Staff/Pastor Parish Relations Committee.
Review the responsibilities of the S/PPRC Committee, including an annual plan for the committee, on-line resources, appointment-making, annual evaluation of pastor and staff, personnel
policies for lay staff and support systems.

■Youth "Games: Fun & More than just Fun" - Cat Holbert Games and play are an essential part of children's and youth ministries. Games build relationships, create
cohesive teams, highlight strengths and weaknesses and allow God to move through players and leaders alike. At this workshop, you're invited to play! Play fun games: icebreakers,
problem-solving inititives, cooperation/communication builders and conflict resolution activities. Learn a variety of games as well as debriefing techniques to help your students faith
development. ■Ministry to and with the Elderly”-Tim Farabaugh This workshop will provide information on the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of the elderly and
how congregations might meet them. In addition, a portion of the workshop will be spent in discussing different designs for ministry through an Older Adult Council.

■Organization—Rev. Marc Brown Does Your Church Have a Prayer?: Helping a local congregation live into the reality of Jesus’ prayer for his disciples as recorded in
the 17th chapter of the Gospel of John Applying biblical principles that can help a congregation develop a strategic ministry plan for fruitful ministry.
■Communications-Linda Rhodes, Director of Communications How come nobody told me? (How to get your message out to your congregation)
How often has a member of your congregation complained that (s)he didn’t know what was going on? Just putting a notice in your newsletter or printing it in the bulletin does not insure
that everyone in your congregation will get the message. What else should you do? What else can you do?

■Disaster Response-Bob Pihlcrantz; Conference Disaster Response Team Leader- Disaster 101 is a power point presentation and briefing on the
Virginia Conference Disaster Plan. Included is a conversation on how we, as the UMC, fit into the bigger picture of Disaster Response to include the Voluntary
Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), VDEM (Virginia Department of Emergency Management), UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) and FEMA
(Federal Emergency Management Agency). I think (as of this moment) I will be the teacher/presenter.
■Finance—David Dommisse, Treasurer of the Virginia Annual Conference- will discuss apportionments and other matters of interest to treasurers
and finance committees.
■Demographics- Rev. Won Un Fisher’s Net: Learning about your mission field using church demographics software (Missioninsite)This workshop will provide you with
comprehensive socioeconomic and lifestyle data and strategic information resources to help the local church discover its community and persons eager to hear the Good News of Jesus
Christ
■Lay Leader-Workshop for local church lay leaders.
■Trustees- Hu Shaffer and Sue Lewis
■United Methodist Foundation— Deal Tompkins -Focusing on the basic elements of a planned giving program, whether for a church endowment or the annual budget.
The Foundation’s new website and the new free resources for local churches through this website will be explained.
■District Website- Rev. Vivian Utz Lean about the new resources on out District Web Site. Easy to find District and Conference resources: Church Leadership Positions
Guidelines, District Clergy Association Officers, Charge Conference Clergy Compensation Form, Colts log-in Book Reviews/Publications, Ministerial Services, and lots more.

Session 2 Workshops
■Staff/ Pastor Parish Relations— Rev . Brenda J. Biler Charlottesville District Superintendent For all members of the Staff/Pastor Parish Relations
Committee. Review the responsibilities of the S/PPRC Committee, including an annual plan for the committee, on-line resources, appointment-making, annual evaluation of
pastor and staff, personnel policies for lay staff and support systems

■Youth "Games: Fun & More than just Fun" - Cat Holbert Games and play are an essential part of children's and youth ministries. Games build relationships, create
cohesive teams, highlight strengths and weaknesses and allow God to move through players and leaders alike. At this workshop, you're invited to play! Play fun games: icebreakers,
problem-solving inititives, cooperation/communication builders and conflict resolution activities. Learn a variety of games as well as debriefing techniques to help your students faith
development. ■Ministry to and with the Elderly”-Tim FarabaughThis workshop will provide information on the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of the elderly and
how congregations might meet them. In addition, a portion of the workshop will be spent in discussing different designs for ministry through an Older Adult Council.
■Organization—Rev. Marc Speaking Order to Chaos: Understanding principles of transformational leadership and how they affect the present and future life of a
congregation.
■Communications-Linda Rhodes, Director of Communications Marketing: Another Word for Evangelism
Evangelism is inviting people into the faith. There are three kinds of invitation: (1) Personal (a member of congregation invites friend, relative, associate at work or neighbor to come to
church); (2) Corporate outreach (church does things as a congregation to help the community); (3) Community image (church builds an image through advertising and media presence).
All three types will be discussed and examples will be provided for how to do each type of invitation with an emphasis on how to use marketing and communications tools to help tell the
story of your church.
■Disaster Response- Bob Pihlcrantz; Conference Disaster Response Team Leader- Disaster 101 is a power point presentation and briefing on the
Virginia Conference Disaster Plan. Included is a conversation on how we, as the UMC, fit into the bigger picture of Disaster Response to include the Voluntary
Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), VDEM (Virginia Department of Emergency Management), UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) and FEMA
(Federal Emergency Management Agency). I think (as of this moment) I will be the teacher/presenter.
■Finance— David Dommisse, Treasurer of the Virginia Annual Conference- will discuss apportionments and other matters of interest to treasurers
and finance committees
■Demographics- Rev. Won Un Fisher’s Net: Learning about your mission field using church demographics software (Missioninsite)This workshop will provide you with
comprehensive socioeconomic and lifestyle data and strategic information resources to help the local church discover its community and persons eager to hear the Good News of Jesus
Christ
■Lay Leader- Workshop for local church lay leaders
■Trustee- Hu Shaffer and Sue Lewis
■United Methodist Foundation— Deal Tompkins How to structure and conduct a local church capital campaign. This is a new service the Foundation now offers local
churches.■District Website- Rev. Vivian Utz Lean about the new resources on out District Web Site. Easy to find District and Conference resources: Church Leadership
Positions Guidelines, District Clergy Association Officers, Charge Conference Clergy Compensation Form, Colts log-in Book Reviews/Publications, Ministerial Ser



                                                                                                                                                                         October 2011 4
         Art of Marriage Conference                                     Lay Speaking Training
   Please join us for the Art of Marriage conference at               Charlottesville District 2011
Culpeper United Methodist Church Oct. 21st & 22nd.
Family Life's Art of Marriage is a one and a half day           Lay Speakers are always needed to lead, to care and
event that equips couples to build godly marriages. This     to communicate various ways. Some of these ways
is a fresh approach to a video event by weaving together     include teaching others preaching. Classes will be
engaging stories, real-life testimonies, man-on-the-street   offered this fall at three separate locations and times.
interviews, humorous vignettes. Topics include:              New lay speakers are always welcome and must take
marriage as God intended it to be, root causes of            the basic course before an advanced one. Please use
conflict, God's design for husbands & wives,                 the following sign up sheet. Deadline for any class is
communication, conflict resolution, granting forgiveness,    two weeks prior to the event so materials can be mailed
intimacy, and leaving a Godly legacy. This is a great        to you. Blessings as you prayerfully consider this
resource for pre-married as well as married couples.         service to Him.
The event will be held Friday night October 21st from 7
                                                                  Saturday 8:30 – 9:00: Coffee; 9 – 12 and 1 – 5
to 9:30 (seating from 6pm to 6:55pm), and Saturday
                                                                               Sunday 1:00 – 4:00
October 22nd from 9am to 4pm. Cost is $50/couple
                                                                                   Cost $25.00
through Sept. 30th, and $65/couple after Sept. 30th.
Cost includes 2 workbooks, continental breakfast             Please Check your choice below and mail in with your
Saturday morning from 8 to 8:55am, and lunch on              CHECKS MADE OUT TO: “Charlottesville UMC” and
Saturday. Registration ends Oct. 10th. Register on line      send to: Carol Recknor, 452 Buffalo Run Rd,
at www.yourmarriagematters.org. or, call Dwayne & Julie      Stanardsville, VA 22973
Higdon at 540-937-3138. We hope to see you there!
                                                                           October 29 and 30, 2011
                                                                                Culpeper UMC
   District/Conference Apportionments                                  1233 Oaklawn Dr. Culpeper 22701

   Churches that have paid district apportionments in full   ____ Basic
thru June are listed below, those in bold have also paid            Wyatt Mills CLS
100% Conference Apportionments:                              _____ Delivering an Effective Sermon
                                                                    Rev. Theresa Hoffman
Binghams               Mount Zion
Trinity (North Garden) Mount Pleasant (Amherst)                  Basic: This course is the foundation for all the other
Jeffersonton           Woodland                              courses. In this course you are encouraged to discover
Cunningham             New Bethel                            and employ personal spiritual gifts and God intended. It
Seays Chapel           Wesley Chapel                         offers guidelines for best practices as a church leader
Mount Vernon           South River                           and in mission and ministry in the community and daily
Westover               Macedonia                             life.
Louisa                 Ebenezer                                  Accountable Discipleship: The participant is invited
Lasley                 Mount Horeb (Orange)                  through this course to look at their own faith community
Bethel (Rochelle)      Mountain View                         and see how it is or not a reflection of genuine Christian
Etlan                  Mount Olivet                          community.
Oak Grove              Bethany (Norwood)                         Let the Whole Church Say Amen: In this course, the
Bethlehem (Roseland) Nelson                                  author offers a short course on praying in public to help
Barboursville          Salem (Orange Circuit)                the participant grow in confidence and skill in prayer.
Madison                Walker’s                              From Your Heart to Theirs: Delivering an Effective
Bethsaida              Mount Zion (Esmont)                   Sermon: This course moves the participant beyond the
Byrd Chapel            Poplar                                basics of public speaking and addresses the foundations
                                                             necessary for preparing an engaging sermon.



           Annual Chocolate Chase                                         Oct. 16 is Laity Sunday
  First United Methodist Church is sponsoring the 5th
                                                               Laity Sunday is Oct. 16. Theme for this year’s
annual Chocolate Chase (5 K run/walk) and Chocolate
                                                             celebration of Laity Sunday is Disciples Transforming the
Festival on Saturday, October 15th, 2011. The 5k race
                                                             World — Through Gifts. Check on the General Board of
begins at 7:45 AM, the pancake breakfast at 8 AM.
                                                             Discipleship Web site for more information
Homemade chocolate confections will be sold in Lee
Park (located between Market St. and Jefferson St. at
1st and 2nd streets) between 9 AM and 3 PM. There will
be music, children's activities, and lunch foods. All
proceeds benefit local, national, and international
charities.
      Financing For Church Vehicles                                District United Methodist Men
  If your church is planning to purchase a van or bus,
the Virginia United Methodist Credit Union can help with
                                                                 The Little Fork Circuit UMM located in Culpeper
the financing. Our church vehicle rates start as low as
                                                            County is sponsoring in conjunction with St. Andrew’s
3.25% APR. Contact Mike at mhaydon@vumcu.org or
                                                            “Feed the Hungry Program” a Potato Drop on Saturday
call     866-657-0004     for    details    and     loan                    th
                                                            November 19 . You ask, what is a Potato Drop? It is a
applications. Loans are subject to approval and credit
                                                            Tractor Trailer load of some 40,000 lbs. of Potatoes to
restrictions apply.
                                                            be distributed to food banks, soup kitchens, shelters,
                                                            senior centers, and other service agencies.
  Orientation Session For General and                          Since the Charlottesville District is such a diverse
       Jurisdictional Conferences                           District, and is so long north and south in size, we are
                                                            asking for help from all churches in the district in
   Did you ever wonder what exactly happens at General      distributing of these potatoes.
Conference? Or whether you could enjoy attending               Should your Church, mission group, or your UMM
General or Jurisdictional Conferences even if you           Fellowship be able to help with the distribution please
weren’t a delegate? Have you ever thought about how         Contact David F. Watt, President of The Little Fork
bishops are elected and what else goes on at                Circuit UMM at
Jurisdictional Conference?                                  Email : davidfwatt@hotmail.com or phone 540-547-
   Information sessions led by members of the 2012          4792.
General and Jurisdictional Conference Delegation will be
held from 10 AM to 12 Noon, on Wednesday,
September 28 at Wellspring United Methodist Church at                   C'ville District Missions
4871 Longhill Road in Williamsburg, and on Saturday,
October 8 at Aldersgate United Methodist
                                                            BRAZIL
Church at 1500 Rio Road East in Charlottesville. The
                                                              Possible construction team 2 will go in April to break
same program will be presented at each location. The
                                                            ground. Date TBA. Email me if interested. Also possible
two hour session will include a General Conference
                                                            team 3 to Recife in July to allow youth in college or high
overview, detailed information on the day to day
                                                            school seniors to be part of the team. Date TBA
schedule and plenary sessions of General Conference,
tips on practical considerations for attendees, detailed
                                                              Leader and co-leaders TBA in December.
information on the legislative committee process, a
presentation called “elections and other surprises”, an
                                                            STOP HUNGER NOW:
overview of Jurisdictional Conference including the
                                                              November 5, 2011 this project will be held in C'ville
process for the election of bishops, and some
                                                            area with opportunities for UVA students and local
suggestions on being a visitor at General Conference in
                                                            churches to participate. Site yet TBA. Food products will
Tampa and the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference
                                                            be sent to Somalia.
at Lake Junaluska.
   These programs are free and open to all clergy and all
                                                               This is a great opportunity for youth groups and their
church members who want to know more about our
                                                            leaders to be part of meeting this need in Somalia. We
General and Jurisdictional Conferences. For further
                                                            need you!! This is one project that uses fun to feed
information,     please     contact    Susan      Garrett
                                                            thousands. Bet my team can pack more meals in an
at RevSGarrett@gmail.com or          Neill      Caldwell
                                                            hour than your team. Which youth teams want to
at NeillCaldwell@vaumc.org.
                                                            compete?

  UMCOR responding to floods, flames                        DISTRICT SCHOLARSHIPS:
      caused by Lee and Irene                                  New guidelines for scholarships. PLEASE pass this
                                                            to your members.
   In the wake of Tropical Storm Lee, United Methodists
are contending with the damage of floods — and flames.        Applications for a scholarship must be received in the
The storm's heavy rains cut a soggy path across             District office 90 days pre any trip planned.
Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia, and its 50-
mile-per-hour winds whipped up wildfires in parched         The scholarships will be granted on a % basis of cost of
Texas as well as parts of Louisiana. United Methodist       the trip using the new guidelines for the committee.
Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is still assessing needs
resulting from Tropical Storm Lee as well as Hurricane
Irene. Donations to aid those affected by fire or floods
can be made to U.S. Disaster Response Advance
number 901670 — Hurricanes 2011.
                                                                                                        October 2011 6
                                                                            Youth information
         Church Loans Made Simple
                                                            Over 100 youth and adults gathered at Aldersgate UMC
VUMCU Has A Wide Range Of Loan Products For                 in Charlottesville on August 28 for the annual District
Churches Of All Sizes                                       Youth Rally. After taking turns in the Bounce House and
   We've been lending to our conference churches for        playing games including beach volleyball, ping pong,
years and we understand how involved the loan process       Monster Basketball and others, the participants
for churches can be. We will assist your church every       packaged 120 Health Kits while waiting in line for dinner
step of the way and we offer loans for renovations,         provided by the Aldersgate UMM. Following dinner,
repairs, lines of credit, refinance of current debt,        worship was held in the Sanctuary with music led by the
church vehicles and parsonages.                             Aldersgate Praise Band. Jeffrey Williams was the guest
   We offer unsecured and secured loans with variable       speaker for the event and he challenged everyone to
and fixed rates. Additionally, we have pledge of            practice acts of piety and acts of mercy every day. The
share/certificate of deposit loans as well as those that    youth raised $600 for YSF (Youth Service Fund). We
are mortgage backed.                                        also collected 5 boxes of school supplies for the Henry
     Contact Mike Haydon at: mhaydon@vumcu.org to           Fork Service Center in Rocky Mount, Virginia. Salem
request a loan packet. All loans are subject to approval    UMC in Palmyra will host the Rally next year.
and rates are subject to change.
                                                            On November 19 at Zion UMC, youth leaders are invited
   Advocate subscription promotional                        to come to the District Training Event. Cat Holbert,
                                                            assistant director at Westview on the James, will lead
  materials to be e-mailed to churches                      the sessions for youth leaders. Please make plans to
    This year, in order to save on mailing expenses, all    come and meet with other youth leaders in the district.
lists of names of local church Virginia United Methodist
Advocate newsmagazine subscribers                                              SAVE THE DATE!
and Advocate subscription promotional materials will be                  February 24, 25, and 26 2012
e-mailed to churches for use in the late                                      District Youth Retreat
summer Advocate subscription campaign. Please e-                             Westview on the James
mail Advocate@vaumc.org or Peggy Cribbs in the              We will be hosting our third Stop Hunger Now Packaging
conference Communications office with notification of       event! We hope to package 20,000 meals this time, so
the e-mail address to which these materials should be       get busy raising money to feed the hungry. We will also
sent.                                                           be collecting supplies for TOP (Teens Opposing
                                                                     Poverty). Watch for more information!
           Annual Harvest Festival
                                                                              Conference Events
   Rock Spring United Methodist Church (Nelson
County) is having its annual Harvest Festival on                        Middle School Mission Weekend
Saturday, October 8, 2011 from 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at                     Westview on the James
the Nelson County Rescue Squad building, located one                          October 14-16, 201
mile off Route 29 on Route 6 East (Irish Road) in                                 Cost: $115
Faber. The sale will feature a yard sale, crafts, bake
sale, Silent Auction, Farmers Market, Thrift Shop, and                          Fall Retreats
apple butter. Breakfast will be available from 7:30 –               Middle School: November 11-13, 2011
10:30 a.m. Lunch will be served from 11:00 – 1:00. The                High School: Decembe 2-4, 2011
Nelson County Sheriff’s Department will administer free                 Eagle Eyrie in Lynchburg, VA
child fingerprinting and car seat safety checks from                      Cost: $115 per participant
10:00 – 12:00. The sale will support the mission projects
of the church. For more information, please call (434)                      United Nations Seminar
263-4603 or email rockspringumc@gmail.com.                                       Summer 2012
                                                                                 New York City
     United Methodist Student Day is
                Nov. 27
   United Methodist Student Day is Sunday, Nov. 27.               Newsletter Deadline October 15
Be sure to order your free offering resources for this         Please send your submissions for the November
special offering. United Methodist Student Day              issue of The Ambassador to Carol Frost at
provides scholarships and loans for students attending      cifrost@aol.com.
United Methodist-related and other accredited colleges
and universities.
                                                                                                       October 2011 7
The United Methodist Church                                                                              Non-profit
Charlottesville District Office                                                                         Organization
914 E. Jefferson St., Suite 104                                                                        U.S. POSTAGE
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902                                                                             PAID
                                                                                                       Permit No. 180
http://CharlottesvilleDistrictUMC.org
                                                                                                      Charlottesville Va
Email: CharlottesvilleDistrict@vaumc.org
Newsletter Editor: Carol Frost
cifrost@aol.com



ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED




                                                  DISTRICT CALENDAR


         October 14-16                  Middle School Mission @ Westview on the James
         October 29-30                  Lay Speaker Training- Culpeper UMC




         November 4-6                   VA Conference UMM Spiritual Retreat, Blackstone, VA (VUMAC)
         November 19                    District Leadership Training


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