Not too far, nestled in Historic Blackstone, Virginia.

Petersburg                   40 miles

Richmond                    55 miles

​Fredericksburg            110 miles

Washington, DC         160 miles

Raleigh, NC               108 miles

​Elizabeth City, NC     145 miles

​** Click above for directions page


Did you know that VUMAC/BCRC has a heated indoor pool that is approximately 86 degrees year round?

​Year after year thousands of people crossed the thresholds of VUMAC/BCRC, not all Methodists, not all religiously affiliated.  Let us be the home for your next event, civic association meeting, educational event, club, retreat, bridal and baby showers, birthday/anniversary parties, pool parties/cookouts, family or school reunion...the possibilities are here. How can we serve you?

     Welcome to The Virginia United Methodist Assembly Center (VUMAC) website. We are lovingly referred to by some as just "Blackstone"  and that's fine. Technically, this is where the facility resides in beautiful and historic Blackstone, Virginia. Some call us VUMAC, which is an acronym for our officical name. Some may call us the Assembly Center.  Last but not least, you may hear others reference to us as  Blackstone Conference and Retreat Center (BCRC). None of these titles are actually incorrect, it seems we are a place with many names, but all under one roof.

​      One thing we have found is that the people who call us any of these names have come to love us and visit us as often as they can. We hope this is the case for you, you event or group too.

​      For over six decades we have been the assembly center for The United Methodist Church. We have also been a place for gathering and learning, retreats (youth, women, men, associations, clubs, etc.), events such as bridal showers, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, reunions, theatre productions, concerts, exercise, scouting, meetings of all varieties. So let us help you plan your next event; let us know​​​ how to serve you best. Give us a call or send us an email (SEE CONTACT US TAB), and we will begin working on your special event! Let's make 2016 an exceptional year!

Are you interested in knowing more about B3 Missions?

The first Commuter Day was in held in November, it was a HUGE SUCCESS.

New dates are forming. Call 434.292.5308 for info and/or schedule date(s) for your group to attend.