Parish Papers

The Virginia Conference now has a subscription for the Parish Paper. Each month, ideas and insights for active congregations are included in this publication edited by Herb Miller, Lyle Schaller, Cynthia Woolever.

The Virginia United Methodist Conference’s purchase of a subscription to The Parish Paper INCLUDES:

1. Permission to provide copies to our staff and to the congregations within our jurisdiction in any of the following ways: E-mail, Postal, newspaper, newsletter, meetings, training events, and our Web site.

2. Permission for each congregation within our jurisdiction to (a) photocopy or electronically distribute for local use as many copies as it needs, (b) post them on its Web site, and (c) quote sentences and paragraphs.

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These will be posted on the conference Web site to be used by the conference congregations. They are pdf files.

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Parish Papers
Name Owner Date  
February 2020   Supervisor User 12/5/2019 11:04:20 AM    
Get to Know the Community through Mapping

January 2020   Supervisor User 12/5/2019 11:03:25 AM    
Repurpose Worship Space: Don't Rebuild

December 2019   Supervisor User 11/8/2019 10:01:24 AM    
Writing as a Tool for Community Engagement

November 2019   Supervisor User 11/8/2019 10:00:12 AM    
Learning to Love Variety in Worship Song Selection

October 2019   Supervisor User 7/30/2019 9:44:50 AM    
Let’s Take a Walk -- The Ministry of Accompaniment

September 2019   Supervisor User 7/30/2019 9:43:58 AM    
A Team Approach to Worship Design

August 2019   Supervisor User 6/25/2019 8:54:50 AM    
Learn More about Your Congregation through Focus Group

July 2019   Supervisor User 6/25/2019 8:54:04 AM    
Team Talk Can Strengthen Volunteer Ministry

June 2019   Bren Capen 4/3/2019 10:47:44 AM    
Overcome Volunteer Burnout by Building Capacity

May 2019   Bren Capen 4/3/2019 10:47:05 AM    
Tips for Starting and Managing a Worship Band
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