2023 VIRLINA DISTRICT CONFERENCE
November 10-11, 2023
FAITH FELLOWSHIP, 100 WIRTZ ROAD, WIRTZ, VA
"REPAIRING THE RIFT"
"JESUS SAID, "TAKE OFF THE GRAVE CLOTHES AND LET HIM GO." JOHN 11:44
WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE THIS YEAR. AS OUR LEADERSHIP UNDERGOES CHANGES AND SHIFTS, SO WILL OUR WEBSITE. WE DO NOT HAVE ANY FORMS ON LINE THIS YEAR. OUR GOAL IS TO HAVE ALL FORMS AND PAYMENT ON LINE FOR 2024. PLEASE BE PATIENT WITH US. THE WEBSITE IS A CURRENT WORK IN PROGRESS. WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE IT!!!
DISTRICT CONFERENCE 2023 will be 100% in-person! , we have learned that God equips us to make changes for the safety of our delegates, leadership, and participants as we see the need to do so. Please refer to the Virlina District Headliner, eHeadliner, Memos for Ministers, and this website for updates.
2023 Conference Package
Registration for Delegates
By August 31, each congregation was mailed the printed information sheets with delegate registration forms, meal forms, conference times, and additional information about District Conference. The fee for delegates is $30.00/person. A limited number of report booklets was ordered for non-delegates and will be available at the door.
Ministers and Spouses DInner: OPEN TO EVERYONE! Please sign up and join us!
Located at FAITH FELLOWSHIP Church, the pre-conference dinner is traditionally a time for the Southern and Northern Area Ministers' groups, spouses, and now friends of the district to eat together and hear a quick program. You must preorder by October 21 to receive a meal. THE MEAL IS FULL, WITH A CURRENT WAITING LIST. The meal will feature guest speaker Nate Polzin. The price is $15.00.
There will be an exhibit space this year! All Church of the Brethren agencies, Virlina committees and Camp Bethel are invited to contact Mary St.John, Director of District Conference, Nurture and Witness to receive table/exhibit space information. Hand-outs for the delegate packet are encouraged, as well.
Friday Night Worship 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM
COWBELL Worship will begin at PM in the sanctuary of FAITH FELLOWSHIP Church. Guest speakers are Dava Hensley, Tim Harvey, Doug Diamond, and Lupita Cruz. Light refreshments will follow. Everyone is invited to come be a part of the worship service!
In order for District leadership and the Faith Fellowship staff to prepare for the early start time on Saturday, we ask that everyone please exit the building by 9:15 PM Friday evening.
We are providing on-site child care and age-group activities on Friday and Saturday. Please pre-register.
Saturday Business Sessions
ALL DELEGATES MUST BE PRESENT TO VOTE IN 2023.
Registration will begin at 7:45 AM. Delegates will sit in designated pews on the main floor of the sanctuary. There will be seating in the back of the sanctuary and in the balcony for non-delegates. Everyone is welcome to attend District Conference.
The morning session runs from 8:15 AM to 12:00 PM. Lunch break/Reorganization for newly elected and returning board and OMC members is 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM. Elected leadership will be asked to have lunch in the designated rooms so that the board and committees can reorganize. All other persons will have their pre-ordered lunches or at nearby restaurants for those wishing to go off-site.
The afternoon session will be from 1:15 PM to 3:30 PM. Please do not leave early. It is important that our afternoon business is heard and that all delegates are present for the commissioning of and prayer for the new leadership.
Ballots and New Business Items
The ballots for 2024 District Board, OMC, Nominating and Personnel, Program and Arrangements and Standing Committee will be done on site. There will not be a mail-in option this year. We hope to have a safe and welcoming conference where we are all once again in fellowship with each other. Those persons who are on the ballot should plan to be present on Saturday, November 11 for introduction and later reorganization. After the results are counted by the tellers, nominees will be announced prior to lunch. Each congregation will be sent the delegate booklets in advance and the biographical information of each nominee will be in the booklet. Please read the credentials and faith statements and be ready to vote on Saturday morning.
2024 AGE GROUP ACTIVITIES
Children, middle and high school youth will be going to Camp Bethel for a work project, lunch, and fellowship. Contact Mary St.John, Director of Distrtict Conference, Nurture, and Witness for information. Children under the age of first grade will have childcare on site.
CONTACT MARY ST.JOHN,
DIRECTOR OF DISTRICT CONFERENCE, NURTURE AND WITNESS TO DISCUSS ANY CONCERNS ABOUT DISTRICT CONFERENCE.
THIS WEBSITE WAS UPDATED November 8, 2023.
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