Communications Survey


In 2019, the Board of Communications and the Conference Communications Office conducted a survey of clergy and laity in Virginia to learn more about the conference communications tools usage. Valuable information was gathered to help to continue to improve conference communications. Click here for details (pdf).

We encourage you to take advantage of all of the current conference communication tools. Click below to sign up today.

• e-Advocate – the Virginia Conference weekly email newsletter that includes conference and general church news plus a list of upcoming conference events.
o To view the most recent e-Advocate, CLICK HERE.
oTo subscribe to the e-Advocate, send your name, e-mail address and mailing address to with "Subscribe to e-Advocate" in the subject line.

ClergyNet and LaityNet and other conference-hosted email groups – daily emails which share the latest conference news, job postings, and other opportunities around the conference.
o For a list of groups and instructions to sign up, CLICK HERE.

 Sunday Advocate church bulletin insert – weekly bulletin insert with conference news and inspirational articles.
   o To view recent editions of the Sunday Advocate, CLICK HERE.
   o To subscribe to to the Sunday Advocate, please send your name and the email address you would like subscribed to with "Subscribe to Sunday Advocate" in the subject line.

   Follow the conference in social media

  Access conference videos for use in your local church

For more information contact the Communications office at (804) 521-1110 or email


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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
(804) 521-1100
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