ARMS (Association of Retired Ministers and Spouses)

This year’s annual ARMS (Association of Retired Ministers and Spouses) retreat will focus on health and wholeness issues around the theme, "It Is Well with My Body, Mind, and Soul."
Scheduled for Wed.-Thurs., Oct. 9-10, at Eagle Eyrie in Lynchburg, the retreat will feature guest speaker Dr. Hamidah Sharif-Harris, a health/wellness expert representing United Healthcare; the Rev. Dr. Alexis (Haddix) Fathbruckner, a retired pastor who will lead our worship; and the Rev. Mike Johnson, the pastor of the Nottoway-Lunenburg Charge on the Farmville District, who will lead our music. John Fuller, executive director of Virginia United Methodist Pensions, Inc., will again join us this year to talk about pension and insurance plans and benefits.
The deadline for registering is October 1. The cost for the two-day retreat is $60 per person (double occupancy) or $80 per person (single occupancy). New retirees, their spouses, and anyone who has never attended are invited to come at half price. We hope you will join your retired colleagues and friends for the fun, fellowship, learning, and worship.
Click here to open the registration form, schedule, and other information (pdf). 
Mail check & completed form to:
Gale & Harry Kennon, Registrars
2696 Southern Hills Ct.
North Garden, VA 22959 (434) 296-2954

To enhance the quality of fellowship among the clergy, spouses, widows and widowers of pastors in their more mature years.   As growing disciples of Jesus Christ, we are supportive of one another, offering encouragement, learning, and sharing experiences.       

THE ROLE OF ARMS TWISTERS (contact persons):  
To encourage the clergy related retirees to become active, enthusiastic participants in the program and purposes of ARMS.    

  • To be a communicator of ARMS at the district level.        
  • To be a liaison between the local level (district) and the Conference ARMS Executive Committee.  
  • To welcome “new" retirees to the district and encourage their participation in ARMS.  
  • To share and report interesting stories and news about clergy and spouses for publication in the newsletter.
ARMS Newsletters
Name Owner Date  
August 2019   Supervisor User 8/22/2019 1:20:24 PM    

March 2019   Supervisor User 3/27/2019 11:46:57 AM    

November 2018   Supervisor User 11/5/2018 10:20:27 AM    

August 2018   Supervisor User 8/6/2018 2:13:24 PM    

March 2018   Supervisor User 3/9/2018 9:04:54 AM    

November 2017   Supervisor User 11/6/2017 1:41:43 PM    

August 2017   Supervisor User 8/8/2017 8:42:44 AM    

March 2017   Supervisor User 3/7/2017 10:03:29 AM    

November 2016   Supervisor User 11/7/2016 10:24:14 AM    

August 2016   Supervisor User 8/4/2016 12:08:27 PM    
List has 30 documents on 3 pages < 1 2 3 >

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