Virginia United Methodist Advocate magazine

Advocate magazine to discontinue at the end of 2019
Learn more with this letter and FAQ sheet from the magazine editor. Click here (pdf)

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 May 2017 issue about Being a Local Church Communicator.

Click here to view the June 2017 issue about the ministry of church planters.

Click here to view the November 2017 issue featuring a missionary's ministry



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

Prices for subscriptions
1 Year Print Subscription - $20
1 Year Online Only - $10
1 Year Online and Print - $25

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 


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

Sample ads on the Advocate Online.

Advocate Advertising Rates and Media Kit 

2018 Advocate Deadline Chart


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The Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church
10330 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
P.O. Box 5606, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5606
1-800-768-6040 or (804) 521-1100
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