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Virginia Diaconate Day Apart
Making A Difference in the Lives of High-Risk Children and Their Families

Thursday, April 30, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Thursday, April 30, 201510 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Optional Mission Project 2-3 p.m. United Methodist Family Services (note location below)

Join us as the Rev. Joe Torrence, a United Methodist Deacon in the Virginia Annual Conference, leads us in exploring what we need to know about introducing the ministry of the United Methodist Family Services (UMFS) to our churches and communities. UMFS serves more than10,000 individuals annually through strength-based programs and services that heal, educate and empower. UMFS is an unwavering champion for high-risk children and families, collaborating with communities to help them reach their full potential. In addition to learning more about this ministry we will engage in a time of worship, fellowship and holy conversation as we examine how by partnering with UMFS we are engaging in ministries of compassion and justice. Joe is Minister of Youth and Church Relations for UMFS.

Our lunch will be provided by the staff of UMFS. Cost is $12 per person. Please let us know of dietary needs.

Due to more than 250 volunteer groups serving at UMFS in April and May, our optional mission project has been changed to learning about UMFS student-developed program called Courage 2 Succeed. Courage 2 Succeed works with college-aged students who are on have Aspergers and/or Autism. This program helps prepare them for college. The UMFS students would like to present this program to the Diaconate. If you are interested in learning more, please indicate that you will participate in the Optional UMFS program.

Registration is required 48-hours prior to the event in order to ensure sufficient materials are available for all participants. Refunds will not be processed once registration closes 48-hours prior to the event. If you do not have a credit card to register online, email Kristen Seibert in the Center for Clergy Excellence,

Click here to register online and pay by credit card.

Location: United Methodist Family Services
3900 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230

Cost: $12 Lunch only; $12 Lunch and Mission

For more information about the Diaconate Day Apart, contact Lisa McGehee at



Location: United Methodist Family Services, 3900 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230
Fees: $12 Lunch only; $22 Lunch and Mission
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