Scouts/Circuit Rider/Annual Gathering

Click on this link to download the two-page flyer for UMM Circuit Rider 31. The event will be Sept. 6-7-8, 2019, at Jackson’s Mill: 


Two Bible Basics RP3 Patches

to be offered at Circuit Rider 31

Sept. 6-8, 2019, at Jackson’s Mill

     What is Bible Basics RP3?
     “Bible Basics RP3” is a patch series from P.R.A.Y. It is designed to help families, Sunday school classes, and scouting groups get into the Bible. We firmly believe that time spent in the Bible can be precious time with God.  And, the United Methodist Church believes that scouting is a ministry!
     Registration for the class is required.  The first 25 registered attendees will receive a FREE patch upon completion of the required sessions.  If more than 25 scouts attend the sessions, additional patches will be presented at a later date.  To pre-register contact Bill Atwell,
     Registration at the time of check-in will be accepted but preregistration will guarantee a seat in the class and a patch.  Registration information is also available on the United Methodist Men webpage. 
     Note: The Tents and Shelters Patch is restricted to those who have earned the Good Book Patch.
     Here are pictures of the patches:



Flood buckets


          The West Virginia Conference United Methodist Men request that your men’s group, Scout troop or unit help the region to be prepared when there’s a natural disaster. You can do so by bringing completed “flood buckets” to the retreat and Circuit Rider. For a list of bucket “ingredients,” click on this link: Cleaning Kit Assembly Instructions May 22 2018 (3)



Photo courtesy of Don Davis

This beautiful 4-foot by 6-foot afghan, handmade by Becky Davis, is among the items that will be sold at a silent auction at the West Virginia United Methodist Men’s table during the Ministry Fair at the West Virginia United Methodist Annual Conference June 13-15, 2019, at West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon. All proceeds from the silent auction will help support the Men’s ministry, which is to help men grow in Christ, so others may know Christ.

Keynote speaker’s recommended reading

       Rev. Mark Lubbock, who was the keynote speaker at the West Virginia United Methodist Men’s annual retreat Sept. 7-9, 2018, at Jackson’s Mill, was asked for a list of books he most recommends for men. His list:

Play The Man by Mark Batterson

No Man Left Behind by Pat Morley, David Delk and Brett Clemmer

Man in The Mirror by Patrick Morley

Man Up by Jody Burkeen

Wild at Heart by John Eldredge

Fathered by God by John Eldredge

In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day by Mark Batterson

Kingdom Man by Tony Evans

Measure of a Young Man by Gene Getz and Kenton Getz

The Resolution for Men by Stephen Kendrick

     These books are available from Cokesbury, the retail division of The United Methodist Publishing House (online at