Dear UMC Students, Teachers, and Friends:

Hello from Roanoke! I am here with the education department, diligently working on our
new seminary program! We are so excited to present this to you. Our goal is to provide the
highest quality of education possible for our students so that we together can best serve our
communities as lightworkers.

As you may know, we have completely updated our curriculum to reflect how we are growing
as an organization and to modernize our methods, so we can be most effective in every area.
The first order of the Universe is to change, and change brings growth. Therefore, I am excited
to announce to you some updates as far as the date of our upcoming Semester. Due to the
schedules and availability of some of our staff, our Spring Seminary will now be meeting on
the following dates:

Please make sure that you update your calendar accordingly, as we would love to have you

We are also very excited to announce that we are increasing our classroom space! Some of
our dorm rooms will now function as classrooms to keep up with our increasing attendance
and expansion of curriculum. Because of this, we are requesting that students make
arrangements to stay off campus, and to make arrangements for dinner. Staying off campus
will not apply to students on the scholarship program. Lunch and breakfast will still be served
on campus. We have negotiated a very good rate the Baymont Inn & Suites for our students.
Students are welcome to stay in their own room or arrange to share occupancy with another
student directly. If you choose to room with another student, be sure to make your reservation
with one credit card, but also include both names on the reservation. Please contact the hotel
NO LATER than June 1st in order to lock in your special rate.

Baymont Inn & Suites
    179 Sheraton Drive, Salem, VA 24153  540-562-1912     Rate: $55+tax per night

The education office now has their own email and phone number which can be found below:     540-650-9210