Bishop Sue Haurpet-Johnson will visit the Coastal Virginia District November 12-13, 2023. There will be opportunities to worship and fellowship with the Bishop and help prepare for her visit. Scroll down for the RSVPs for the different opportunities for fellowship with the Bishop.
Go, Disciple, Go Scavenger Hunt
The Go, Disciple, Go Scavenger Hunt has begun! Teams of 5 are invited to use the Go, Disciple, Go guide, take selfies, and present their findings at the Bishop’s Oyster Bash on November 12 for a chance to win prizes. Learn more in the Go, Disciple, Go Scavenger Hunt guide. View or download the guide below.
Welcome, Bishop Sue Posters
To show hospitality to our Bishop, we are asking all children and youth from churches in the district to rally together and make as many welcome signs on sturdy cardboard poster boards by October 15.
There will be several drop-off locations:
1. Covenant UMC
2004 Dock Landing Road, Chesapeake, VA 23321
2. Camp Occohannock
9403 Camp Ln, Belle Haven, VA 23306
3. Baylake UMC
4300 Shore Drive, VA 23455
Additional drop-off sites may be added. Please be sure to look for more details in the coming weeks. We hope to work our connectional system and make as many signs as possible! If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Tommy Suh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Worship and Fellowship with Bishop Sue
9 am Worship at Epworth (Norfolk)
Bishop Sue’s visit begins at 9 a.m. on Sunday, November 12, with worship at Epworth UMC in downtown Norfolk (124 W. Freemason St, Norfolk). Bishop Sue will be preaching. All are welcome! Parking is available in the church’s parking lot and the city parking deck across the street. Parking is free on Sundays.
Bishop’s Oyster Bash
An Oyster Bash to worship and fellowship with Bishop Sue will be held on November 12, 2023, at Camp Occohannock on the Bay. The doors open at 2:00 p.m.
The menu includes: oysters, coleslaw, green beans, and hotdogs. There is no cost for this event; however, a love offering will be collected to help offset the cost.
To help plan this event, RSVP by clicking here.
Breakfast with the Bishop
A special breakfast with lay leaders and clergy will be held on Monday, November 13, at 8:00 a.m. at the Harvest Diner (4112 Lankford Hwy, Exmore). To help with planning, RSVP by clicking here.
Lunch with the Bishop
A special lunch with college students and clergy will be held on Monday, November 13, around 12 noon at Norfolk United Methodist Church (6870 N. Military Highway, Norfolk 23518). To help with planning, RSVP by clicking here.