9:30 am - 1:30 pm
St. Bede Catholic Church
Bishop W. Darin Moore
$75 or $100
Moving Forward Together
You Are Welcome:
The Virginia Council of Churches
75th Annual Assembly Meeting &
Faith In Action/Lifetime Ecumenist Awards Lucheon
November 7, 2019
St. Bede Catholic Church
3686 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Guest Speaker: Bishop W. Darin Moore
Registration: $75 (if you register by October 31st & $100 if you register after October 31st)
Dear Coordinating Cabinet Members and Friends,
On behalf of the Virginia Council of Churches, we are pleased to invite you to celebrate with us at our Annual Assembly Day activities, Thursday, November 7, 2019. This year’s event is a double treat, combining the Faith in Action Awards Luncheon with the Annual Assembly Day. The St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, Virginia 23188, (757) 229-3631, is the host congregation. We hope that this will be a day where you celebrate the accomplishments of the Faith in Action recipients and re-commit to the ecumenical journey.
The keynote speaker for both events, Annual Assembly and Faith in Action Awards Luncheon will be Bishop W. Darin Moore; he is currently serving as Vice-Chairman of the National Council of Churches and the Presiding Bishop of the Mid-Atlantic Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Bishop Moore was elevated to the episcopacy from Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church, Mt. Vernon, NY as the 99th bishop in succession. During his tenure as a pastor of Greater Centennial the congregation grew from a few hundred to more than 6,500 members. Bishop Moore uses as his theme: “It’s our OUTREACH that validates our UP REACH!”
The day will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m. followed by opening worship at 10:00 a.m. At 11:00 a.m., the Annual Assembly Day of events will begin with the Coordinating Cabinet Meeting; lunch will be served at 12:30, which initiates the Faith in Action Awards Luncheon.
We have several faith and long-serving ecumenical leaders who will be honored and an organization which will be recognized. The recipients would be so honored if all their family, friends and associates will be in attendance to show their support and appreciation. Bishop Moore will again grace us with an inspirational, life-giving word. Early
registration for the Annual Assembly Day events is $75.00 per person. Registrations post marked or received online after October 31, 2019 is $100.00 per person. Please make all checks payable to the Virginia Council of Churches. Our mailing address is 1214 W. Graham Road, Suite 3, Richmond, Virginia 23220. In the memo section please write “Annual Assembly Day” or you may register online using the following link:
You may also donate by clicking the Donate button below if you choose to submit a financial blessing in honor of an awardee. If you have any questions, please call the Virginia Council of Churches office at (804) 321-3300, extension 100.
We are looking forward to this gathering with great expectations.
The Rev. Mary Anne Glover The Rev. Jeneé Shearin
Transitional General Minister President
Virginia Council of Churches Virginia Council of Churches