Thursday, June 9th is
The Day of Service in the
West Virginia Conference!
The Day of Service is a day to build bridges in our communities, to engage in relationship-oriented missions, and to celebrate how we are people called to make connections and extend the love of Christ through service.
Learn more about the Day of Service!
On June 9, instead of arriving on-site in Buckhannon, for annual conference, every local church is encouraged to engage in relationship-oriented mission and ministry in their own context. By participating with their sisters and brothers across the conference, they are participating in the connection and affirming the spirit in which we gather for the Annual Conference session.
Where relationships already exist, we encourage churches to engage those vital ministries. This is also a time to start something new, to build a bridge, a new relationship, make a connection with those in your local community.
Over the weeks to come, with your help, we will identify specific churches/missions for participation. Then, on The Day of Service we will celebrate together with real-time check ins and Glory Sightings.
We give thanks for the opportunity to celebrate the opportunities God has given us to be disciples.
While we hope that every congregation will do some act of service and build or strengthen some bridge or connection with their community on June 9 as a part of our annual conference celebration - if you find your congregation in a place that June 9 does not work for you, then plan for another day of service and let us know the date, place, and time so that we can celebrate your ministry and service with you.
We celebrate United Methodist congregations who are building bridges in their communities,
bridges that are relationship-oriented and mission focused.
*Don't know where to start? We are gathering some ideas for your local church, parish or small group! Check back soon!
Follow this link to download the Day of Service flyer to share.
Hands on Service
Follow this link for some ideas to be the hands and feet of Christ in your community.
Faith in Action
Follow this link for some ideas to put your faith in action in your local community.
Spiritual Formation Experiences
Follow this link for some ideas to grow in love of God and neighbor.
Please follow this link OR fill out the RSVP below to help us know a little more about your mission and ministry.
(We recognize that churches are engaged in mission and service every day. We encourage you to RSVP even if your service project is scheduled before June 9. You have a place to send photos or videos of your mission and ministry too!)
One more thing, on your Day of Service please use #wvumcServe on social media so that we can lift up and celebrate the ways that you are connecting with your community!