Church of the Brethren
Virlina District
3402 Plantation Road, NE
Roanoke, Virginia  24012
(800) 847-5462
(540) 362-1816
Virlina District

Church of the Brethren
Continuing the Work of Jesus.  Peacefully. Simply. Together.
Continuing the Work of Jesus. Peacefully. Simply. Together.




“By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.”

-- Galatians 5:22-23


8:30  Registration

9:00  Worship

9:55 Transition to First Workshop (choosing from one of the three being provided)

11:00 Break

11:25 Second Workshop

12:30  Lunch (more information will be coming about this)

1:30  Meet the AC Moderator / Delegate Briefing

3:00 Departure

WORSHIP - Sanctuary

Hymn Sing – Judy Norman

Welcome and Call to Worship – Roger Stultz

Prayer of Invocation – Terry Johnson

Hymns   #133   “I Love You, Lord”   and    #134   “My Jesus, I Love Thee”

Scripture and Sermon – Patrick Starkey


            Moment for Mission – Seed, Scattered & Sown

            Prayer of Blessing – Stan Hawkins

            Special Music  “Sweeter As The Days Go By”

Benediction – Leo Johnson

Announcements – Tabitha Rudy


(Each workshop will be offered twice and is worth .1 CEU for ministers.)

Effectively Board

Leader: Scott Douglas, Brethren Benefit Trust

About: Is your church board doing what it should be doing?  Are your church board meetings effective?  This session will talk about the roles, responsibilities, and expectations of church boards, and will offer participants eight items that relate to board functionality.

Location: Upstairs Classroom

Bridging the Divide: Skills in Conflict Transformation when Emotions are Involved

Leader: Samuel Sarpiya, Center for Nonviolence and Conflict Transformation 

About: Participants will gain skills in recognizing some emotional aspects of conflict transformation, and discuss strategies to overcome them. Participants will consider some case studies as examples.

Location: Sanctuary

Escaping Purgatory: Choosing 'WHY 2.0' to Overcome Existential Threats to Church and Camp

Leader: Barry LeNoir, Camp Bethel 

About: Church of the Brethren ideals (peacefully, simply, together) are as relevant as ever to reconcile recent seismic changes in society and church, and yet churches and camps continue to struggle towards stable vitality. A rapidly changing reality calls for focused mission, creativity, transformational leadership, and encouraging "smart failure."  Using videos and shared experiences, participants will explore "starting with WHY," and will brainstorm how to build our 'WHY 2.0'.

Location: Downstairs Classroom

LUNCH - Fellowship Hall - $8.00

Menu: Sandwiches (Pimento Cheese, Chicken Salad, Ham); Salad; Chips; Various Desserts; Tea, Lemonade, & Water


Join the Standing Committee Delegates of Virlina (Roy McVey, Susan Starkey, & Stafford Frederick) in welcoming the 2018 Annual Conference Moderator, Samuel Sarpiya, to Virlina! Together they will briefly explain the plans for this year’s Annual Conference, as well as be available to answer any questions delegates and non-delegates may have. 

Download a Bulletin Insert Here!!!  (UPDATED with lunch price!!!  Lunch will be provided by the Collinsville Women's Fellowship.)