Virginia Conference Advance Specials
Children have fun playing at the Henry Fork Service Center located in the Rocky Mount area of Franklin County.
Mission projects that are uniquely related to churches and districts in the Virginia Conference are supported by Conference Advance Specials. These Conference Advance Specials provide individuals and churches an opportunity to know that 100 percent of their gift goes directly to the project. Through Conference Advance Specials, all congregations can participate in the mission foci of the Virginia Conference by supporting one of the Advance Specials below.
Virginia Conference Advance Specials
Richmond: Embrace Richmond: Working to prevent and end homelessness by equipping, empowering and engaging people of faith in hands-on ministry with those living on the edge.
Web site: www.embracerichmond. (#939)
Lexington: Crossroads College Ministry: Connecting college students to God and their community through weekly study, worship and mission.
Web site: www.lexumcm.org (#930)
Christiansburg: Summer Project Youth (SPY): Empowering youth leadership as they engage in relational community mission such as home winterization.
Web site: www.project-SPY.com (#918)
Rocky Mount: Henry Fork Service Center: A multipurpose mission outreach providing a Christian presence and addressing the needs of an economically deprived community in Franklin County. The Center is a place where children, youth and adults can spend creative time and find a helping hand and a listening ear.
Web site: www.gbgm-umc.org/hfsc *(#908)
Roanoke: United Methodist Community Outreach Program: A direct-service provider for children and youth of poverty in inner-city Roanoke. It addresses basic needs of poverty such as food and clothing, and provides a safe environment for children and youth in dealing with issues of violence, racism, drug and alcohol abuse.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org *(#904)
Virginia Conference Disaster Response and Recovery: Coordinates preparation, response and recovery in the conference during times of disaster. This addresses the personnel needed, equipment required and Christian witness that is desired in such situations.
E-mail: email@example.com (#937)
Caretakers of God’s Creation: Implementing creation care ministry teams in local churches throughout the conference. To equip, empower and resource United Methodists to live out their faith by caring for and healing God’s creation.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (#916)
Eastern Shore: Agape Christian Children’s Community Center, Inc.: An outreach ministry to children at high risk for abuse, neglect and school dropout on the Eastern Shore. Sharing Christ through programs like preschool, Vacation Bible School and computer training.
E-mail: email@example.com (#920)
Arlington: GRACE Ministries of The United Methodist Church: A network of six churches in the Arlington District. Provides support and empowers the low-income immigrant community in northern Virginia through its ministries distribution and job-training classes.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org *(#935)
Northern Virginia: ESL and Immigrant Ministries: A network of churches offering English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to northern Virginia immigrant communities. Provides volunteer recruitment, student recruitment and administrative support for its partner ESL programs.
Web site: www.eslim.org (#936)
Arlington: Just Neighbors Ministry: Offering immigration legal services to low-income immigrant communities. Also, involved in bringing immigrant and non-immigrant communities together through community clinics.
Web site: www.justneighbors.org (#907)
UM Urban Ministries of Richmond/Shalom Farms: Working to assure food security, educational supports and faith development in Richmond primarily through the development of an organic farm and related community and faith-based programming.
Web site: www.umumr.org (#901)
Teens Opposing Poverty, Inc. (TOPS): Provides opportunities for youth to serve and share Christ to the poor and homeless.
Web site: www.teensopposingpoverty.org (#910)
Alexandria: Rising Hope United Methodist Mission Church: This ministry meets the needs of the poor through programs such as food, clothing, emergency assistance, afterschool care and others. The programs are run by volunteers. Web site: www.risinghopeumc.org *(#976)
Society of St. Andrew: Provides direct relief to the hungry through three main programs: Gleaning Network, Potato Project and Harvest of Hope education retreat program. The ministries provide unique opportunities for United Methodists to live their faith as disciples of Jesus Christ.
E-mail: email@example.com (#834)
Marion: Project Crossroads, Inc.: Rehabilitation of older homes and first-time home ownership for low-income families.
Web site: www.projectcrossroads.org (#781380)
* Indicates ministries that are receiving conference support from 2009 Mission Project Grants of Virginia