We celebrate United Methodist congregations who are building bridges in their communities,
bridges that are relationship-oriented and mission focused.
An idea was born: June 9, instead of arriving on-site in Buckhannon, for annual conference, every local church was 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, churches engaged those vital ministries. This was also a time to start something new, to build a bridge, a new relationship, and to make a connection with those in your local community.
We give thanks for the opportunity to celebrate the opportunities God has given us to be disciples.
We hope that every congregation will continue to do acts of service to build or strengthen some bridge or connection with their community and share it for our continuing conference celebration.
Follow the links below for ideas that might inspire your congregation
to build bridges out into the community!
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.
Help us celebrate your church's faith in action commitment throughout the year. Since churches are engaged in mission and service every day, please complete the form by clicking the button below. Please feel free to add photos or videos of your mission and ministry too!
Another idea is to use #wvumcServe on social media so that we can lift up and celebrate the ways that you are connecting with your community!