Churches all across America are taking unprecedented measures to help contain the spread of the coronavirus known as COVID-19.  

Blacksburg United Methodist Church is no exception!  

Our Healthy Church Team (HCT) continues meeting to monitor the requirements of the Virginia Conference UMC, the guidance of our elected officials, and advice from health experts in order to determine when and how we will begin offering opportunities for in-person worship and other church functions.

 

Connect with BUMC online:

Soul Connect Groups
We are made for connection. Are you longing to connect with others?

Joining a Soul Connect group can provide a judgment-free space where you can share freely where you are finding God in the raw material of your life. Soul Connect groups meet online or in-person weekly or bi-weekly with a simple format meant to care for your soul connect you in community. 

Sign-ups will be through: September 3rd- 13th 
Groups will begin meeting the week of September 30.

Sign up now!
FirstFive
Disciple Fast Track
Disciple Fast Track-"Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study" is a 24-week in-depth study of the Bible with the goal of helping participants become Disciples through Bible Study.

The group will spend 12 weeks studying the Old Testament and 12 weeks studying the New Testament. Participants can choose to participate in one, or both, segements.

For more information, or to reserve your spot in the group, contact Pastor Jennifer at jennifer@blacksburgumc.org or (540) 552-5424 ext. 2.
Stephen Ministry
Dial-A-Sermon
Do you know someone who has been struggling, or is unable to connect with our Weekly Online Worship Service?

We will now be providing Call-In Worship options!

Just Call: (540) 210-1153

Sunday's at 11am to connect with our latest Online Worship Service!

**Please note: there is usually a 30-45 second delay between the first automated recording and loading the Worship audio file
Worship Online
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Connect with our Local Missions:

Million Steps for Megan
Megan Donald Hughes, a member of BUMC, will receive a bone marrow transplant on July 15. We want to walk alongside Megan during the critical 100 days following her transplant, and we have two ways that you can do so.

get Stridekick or download the Stridekick app from your app store. Once you are registered with the app, this code will take you directly to our challenge

Give to Be the Match in honor of Megan, or better yet, join our Be the Match team and help raise even more funds in her honor
Make a Mask/Take a Mask
We have established a collection point, accessible Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm, at the church for those of you who would like to assist in making face masks to donate to whoever may need one. 

If you do not feel comfortable taking your donations of face masks to the church, call MaryAnn at 540-961-5433 and she will be happy to pick them up from you.
Small Group Leader
Contact meghan@blacksburgumc.org if interested
UMCOR
Since we can't get together to make our kits or spend time in stores shopping for the designated items, the Church Council approved the church-wide donation of financial gifts to UMCOR.
The amount for the health kit would be $14

**Financial donations can be designated to hurricane and disaster relief made payable to BUMC with "UMCOR Donation" noted in the memo line. If you would like your donation to go towards the "UMCOR- School Kits," please note that in the
memo line as well.
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BUMC & Community Resources:

Looking for a Way to Help Others?

Willing to pick up food or prescriptions for someone who can’t get out? Want to volunteer to assist with Montgomery County Public Schools meal delivery program?  Etc.  

Contact Pastor Jennifer at Jennifer@blacksburgumc.org

Need Help?

Can’t get out to buy food or prescriptions? Let us know how we can help!  

Contact Pastor Jennifer at Jennifer@blacksburgumc.org

Want to Zoom?

Blacksburg UMC has purchased a subscription to Zoom Pro to make it possible for groups to meet online for meetings, Bible study, confirmation or other groups.  

Contact any staff member to set up a Zoom meeting.​​

Resources from the Virginia Employment Commission:

A Note from the Virginia Annual Conference’s Treasurer’s Office:

"We, at the Virginia Conference office, feel for you during this unprecedented time. We would like to present you with a few resources from the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) as reference materials if you or your employees are faced with difficult staffing decisions."

For Employers: Click Here

For Employees: Click Here

Bishop Sharma Lewis

Head to www.vaumc.org for COVID-19 updates and information from Bishop Lewis and the Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

Blacksburg United Methodist Church /  540.552.5424  

info@blacksburgumc.org / Mailing Address: PO Box 931, Blacksburg, VA 24063

Million Steps for Megan

Megan Donald Hughes, a member of BUMC, will receive a bone marrow transplant on July 15. We want to walk alongside Megan during the critical 100 days following her transplant, and we have two ways that you can do so. get Stridekick or download the Stridekick app from your app store. Once you are registered with the app, this code will take you directly to our challenge Give to Be the Match in honor of Megan, or better yet, join our Be the Match team and help raise even more funds in her honor

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