Virginia United Methodist Advocate magazine
A major focus of the Communications office is the Virginia United Methodist Advocate, the official conference magazine published monthly throughout the year. The magazine equips, connects and informs Virginia United Methodists by offering in-depth features on topics of interest to United Methodists; religious news from the conference, local churches, the nation and the world; a message from the Bishop; clergy and diaconal personal news; weekly devotionals based on the International Lesson series; tools to help equip congregations for ministry, and much more.
Did you know that the Virginia United Methodist Advocate magazine is older than Time magazine, the New York Times or the Washington Post? Click here to watch a short video featuring Madeline Pillow, Advocate editor, talking about the Virginia Conference monthly magazine.
View sample issues
Click here to view the July 2015 issue about Discipleship Circles.
Click here to view the May 2014 issue about reclaiming our Wesleyan heritage.
Click here to view the October 2013 issue featuring Equipping Vital Congregations
Click here to view the April 2013 issue and find out what it means to be a United Methodist
How to subscribe
Click here to subscribe with a credit card
To pay by check, make the check payable to "Virginia Conference United Methodist Church" and mail it with a subscription form to the Virginia United Methodist Advocate, P.O. Box 5606, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5606. For more information about subscribing, contact Pam Culler at 1-800-768-6040 or (804) 521-1100, ext. 110, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subscription forms are available to download as either jpgs or pdfs Subscription drives may be held at any time of the year; however, promotional materials — such as bulletin inserts and subscription envelopes — are provided in the Fall so campaigns can be completed by Oct. 31.
Address inquiries to:
The Virginia Advocate
P.O. Box 5606
Glen Allen, VA 23058-5606
Phone: (804) 521-1100, locally, or toll-free 1-800-768-6040
How to submit news
News of your church may be submitted for publication. Ask, "Does what my church is submitting for publication focus on effective ideas of outreach and mission of benefit to other churches across the conference?" If the answer is "yes," then send a brief article, keeping in mind that space limitations and other considerations may prevent your material from being printed. Remember, the editor always reserves the right to edit all copy. High quality photos are requested with close-up and candid shots preferred. Submit stories to Advocate@vaumc.org
Subscription campaign materials
Click here to download subscription campaign materials.
For information about placing an advertisement in the Advocate magazine, contact Pam Culler at 1-800-768-6040 or (804) 521-1100, ext. 110 or email@example.com.
Sample ads on the Advocate Online.
Advocate Advertising Rates and Media Kit
2017 Advocate Deadline Chart