Eastern Shore District of The United Methodist Church
Sunday, April 26, 2015
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“Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world."

Welcome to The United Methodist Church on Virginia's Eastern Shore! The Eastern Shore District connects 52 United Methodist Churches in Accomack and Northampton Counties with the Virginia Annual Conference, The United Methodist Church and the World in ministry to others on behalf of Christ.  The clergy and laity of the Eastern Shore are supervised by a Conference appointed District Superintendent. The Virginia Conference is composed of 16 districts serving 1,209 local United Methodist congregations across most of the state of Virginia.  

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1,358 lives have been saved
thanks to you, Eastern Shore District!
 So whose up for saving more lives?
Click HERE for more information! 


Current Shoreline Weekly E-News.  

Click HERE!

Next District Office Closings:
Saturday, April 25th and Sunday April 26th E.S. UM Churches will be selling Lemonade and other yummy items to raise money for the Conference's Initiative of "Imagine No Malaria". Click HERE to see the locations and time.
Softball Tournament at Camp Occohannock! Beginning 10 am on Saturday, May 2 Occohannock on the Bay Camp and Retreat Center in Belle Haven will sponsor a Softball Tournament and you're invited to participate!  No fee to play.  Co-ed teams of 5 males, 3 females, 2 youth under 18.  Ten players on the field, not limited to 10 on your team.  There is a maximum of 2 teams per church.  Double elimination.  Winning team gets a trophy!  Sign up by April 25th at www.ootbay.org 
Click here for new District UMW officers. 
Spring 2015 Lay Servant Ministry Courses.  Click HERE
Parsonage Walk-thru is March-May every year:
with S/PPRC Chairs, Trustee/
Parsonage Committee Chair and parsonage families.
Forms are right here:
2015 Annual Conference Session in Roanoke.  Click HERE
Orientation Session for Annual Conference on our district is Monday, June 1, 6:30 -7:30 pm at Franktown UMC
On Thursday, April 30 at 6:30 PM, Adams UMC in Parksley will host a District Holy Conversation on Human Sexuality
Click HERE  for more information.
Click below for 2015 Polar Duck Dip Video at Occohannock on the Bay Camp and Retreat Ctr:
Eastern Shore Finance Workshop -presented by Conference Treasurer David Domissee at Painter-Garrisons UMC on Nov. 13. Click HERE for a copy of the powerpoint presentation.  Not permitted to make changes. Finance Guidelines booklet can be purchased at Cokesbury Bookstore on-line
"WE ARE NOT OUR OWN" -District Superintendent Alex Joyner's sermon at the July 13, 2014 Installation Service, Metropolitan UMC.
View Discipleship Circles Video here 
This video is worth watching.
District Clergy Association:  DS Joyner encouraging pastors to participate in a Peer Learning Group of your choice.  Learn more here.

Prayer Calendar (print 8.5 x 11 front and back page). Cut in half for 2  calendars.  Fold like fan.

Covenant for Spiritual Discipline
Share your stories on the Conference Spiritual Renewal Covenant Blog

Camp Cookbook on sale now!  Click here

Statistical  Reports
(church password required) To enter 2014 Statistical (end of the year) Table reports go to  http://www.ezra.gcfa.org/

Equipping Vital Congregations System for Charge Conference, Profiles, and Vital Signs reporting. (password required)

To review the 5 vital signs in any church go to http://www.evc.vaumc.org/ ; click on “Browse Information”; then click on “Charts and Graphs”; from the menu select “Eastern Shore District”; from the  menu select your church.  (note: you do not need a log on and password to access this information)

Employment Opportunities

 Virginia Conference Bishop: Young Jin Cho

District Superintendent: Alexander B. Joyner

District Lay Leader: Iris Gunter Smith

District Administrative Assistant: Connie Owens



Office Hours:  9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Thursday

Physical Address:   18291 Jones Avenue, Parksley, VA

Mailing Address:    P.O. Box 317, Parksley, VA 23421

Telephone:    757-665-6295  FAX: 757-665-6295 (call first)

Email:  easternshoredistrict@vaumc.org