The West Virginia Conference Communications Team is dedicated to Engage People. Empower Disciples. One Shared Story.
As we go about our call to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world!
To this end we are dedicated to celebrate our West Virginia Conference ministries via a variety of media including Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Twitter, and our YouTube Channel as well as our the weekly enewsletter – the Short Circuit (follow this link for back issues).
We also are dedicated to providing training and encouragement to local churches so that they may share their own stories of faithfulness.
We are always looking for glory sightings and stories of how your ministry or local church is a “Christ-led, spiritual breath of fresh air that changes the world!” Send us an e-mail with details!
Not sure where to start when it comes to marketing your church and your ministries? Are you ready to up your internal and external communications?
The West Virginia Conference Communications Team represents the conference with their diverse gifts! From writers and videographers, photographers to computer experts, we are here to empower and equip the local churches of the West Virginia Conference as you share the stories of your faith communities.
MonValley: Dusty Merrill
Potomac Highlands: Melissa Paugh
Wesleyan: Jim Minutelli
Western: Kerry Bart
Midland South: George Hohmann
Greenbrier: Judy Pysell
At Large Members: Cheryl George, Brad Bennett, Jonathan Nettles, Jake Steele, Maria Wiblin
"Seeds of Hope In A Time of Waiting" is a set of Advent Candle lighting liturgies written by Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball especially for United Methodists in The West Virginia Conference.
The liturgies are intended for use as bulletin inserts and may also be used by families in their Advent traditions in their own homes. Each week's liturgy is set up to print as a double-sided half-sheet.
Follow this link for weekly reflections and advent liturgies.
Looking for ways to improve your local church communications?
Follow this link for ideas you can implement in churches of all sizes - from United Methodist Communications!
A picture truly tells 1,000 words. Please share your photos with us! Upload to Flickr, post on social media tag #wvumc, or email to email@example.com
The Short Circuit (e-newsletter)
Delivered to nearly 3900 inboxes every Thursday around the West Virginia Conference, The Short Circuit offers a weekly look at the ministry and activity of the conference. It is an easy way to stay informed on Conference-wide news, events, and announcements.
Please e-mail submissions to us here. It’s helpful if you include all logistical information (who, what, when, etc.) and a couple of sentences describing the event/announcement. If you would like the e-news delivered directly to your inbox, sign up using the form at the bottom of the page.
If you would like to receive death notices from around the Conference, please signup here.
In 2018 we shifted our focus on special edition publications with What If? and the Mission Passport. These high quality pocket size booklets are available from your local church or district office and are offered as a free resource!
We have electronic archives of our publications on our downloads page. Be sure to check it out!
*Reminder: if you are already subscribed and have had a change in email address or mailing address, please re-subscribe using your most current information, to ensure you’re getting your publications!
We are blessed to have the latest technology to be able to share news and information across the conference.
UM News Service, Mike DuBose, was on hand days after the June 2016 flood to help our Communications team tell the story of our affected communities.
We have been invited to share Communications best practices with various groups including UMW leadership and district clergy gatherings. Contact us to schedule a visit!