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CELEBRATE : A Gathering of Virginia Nazarenes Celebrating Mission and Ministry

Updated: Aug 26, 2021

July 27-28, 2021

A joint District Assembly, NMI and SDMI Convention event, called “CELEBRATE! 2021”is planned for July 27 & 28 starting at 1:15PM on Tuesday (Check-In starts at 11AM) and ending at 4:30PM on the 28th. This unified event includes District Assembly, NMI and SDMI business and inspiration. CELEBRATE! 2021 will be held at the Virginia Nazarene Retreat Center (VNRC) in beautiful Buckingham, VA.

All pastors, associates, elected delegates are members of this gathering and invited (expected) to participate. Starting at 1:15PM on Tuesday, July 27 (Check-In starts at 11AM), we will have the business of the SDMI Convention, the NMI Convention and the District Assembly in four sessions (2 on Tuesday, 2 on Wednesday, including the Ordination Service which will be on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30PM).

When first drafted plans were made for District Assembly we thought that the use of the DAC might be helpful, but we have always preferred that the delegation conduct all the business, including: inspiration, education, networking, ordination and balloting/elections. Thankfully, the pandemic restrictions have been lifted and we are able to meet in a manner more closely to “normal”. The capacity of the Keys Tabernacle seating is approximately 800. There are no seating capacity or social distancing limitations currently in place.

We Hope To See You at the 2021 District Assembly!


Do you still have questions?

Find answers to frequently asked questions by reviewing the District Assembly FAQs below or visit the District Assembly page on our website.

English FAQs:

2021 Celebrate District Assembly FAQs
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Preguntas Frequentes - (Spanish FAQs):

2021 Celebrate District Assembly FAQs (S
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District Assembly Schedule

Tuesday 27

11:00am -1:00pm Registration & Check-In (Tabernacle)

1:15pm - 4:45pm Assembly Business (& kids session)

Celebrate Session #1 (& kids session)

4:15pm - 6:15pm Dinner & Free Time

5:45pm - 6:45pm Registration & Check-In (Tabernacle)

6:45pm - 8:45pm Celebrate Session #2 (& kids session)

Wednesday 28

8:15am - 8:45am Registration & Check-In (Tabernacle)

8:45am - 12:00pm Assembly Business

Celebrate Session #3 (& kids session)

12:00pm - 2:15pm Lunch & Free Time

2:30pm - 4:30pm Ordination Service (& kids session)

4:30pm - 7:00pm Dinner and Free Time

7:00pm - 9:00pm DIG Campmeeting Service (& kids session)


Important Details:

  • Pre-Registration is REQUIRED. PLEASE REGISTER NOW!

  • Check-In/Register at Keys Tabernacle

  • One Check-In includes all CELEBRATE! 2021 business/session.

  • Delegate Handbook printing is limited to 2 copies per church. Download your copy to your electronic device prior to coming to Assembly. (Available on July 10th, 2021)

  • COVID Protocols will be followed :: As per the CDC and the governor of Virginia we encourage those who have not yet been fully vaccinated to wear a mask.”

  • Lunch & Dinner on your own

  • Kids session:

    • Kindergarten to Fifth Grade.

    • Toddler or Infant care will be provided.


Location: Virginia Nazarene Retreat Camp

1151 High School Rd., Buckingham, VA 23921

Assembly Business & CELEBRATE! Sessions

will be live streamed in English & Spanish at: English: Spanish:




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