Category Archives: NOTES

Our friend and brother Herb Myers

Herbert L. Myers, Sr. Portsmouth – Herbert L. Myers, Sr., 96, (known by his friends as “Peanut”) passed away on Oct. 17, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents Beulah Plumlee and William Harrison Myers, Sr. and brother William Harrison Myers, Jr. He is survived by sons Herbert L. Myers, Jr. and wife Donna; Stephen L. Myers and […]

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Top 10 health reasons for going to church from healthfitnessrevolution.com

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This is a very interesting and true article on the top 10 reasons for attending church: Top 10 Health Benefits of Going to Church By Health Fitness Revolution Recent studies have revealed that attending church on a weekly basis can be beneficial to your health. Though the most obvious benefits refer to spiritual and psychological health, physical and mental benefits […]

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Octoberfest 2018 at Community UMC

Community UMC at 37 Cherry Road Portsmouth, VA we will have a Octoberfest dinner at the 5:00 pm on October 14th. The German Sausages will be provided and we are looking for people to bring side dishes.

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How does God’s Grace work in our lives

Have you ever wondered how God’s Grace works in our lives? How does God call to us, save us, and make a new person of us? This article below redacted from the Book of Discipline may help you understand this concept. Grace Grace is central to our understanding of Christian faith and life. Grace can be defined as the love […]

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What Does Membership Mean?

A person becomes a professing member when they have been baptized and publicly profess the vows of the baptismal covenant, affirming their faith in God and their desire to live as a disciple of Jesus Christ. They commit to a life of service in and through the local congregation. Our understanding of what it means to be a member is […]

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Can God Really Love Me?

I struggle to feel accepted and loved by my Savior. I also feel as if I must always present myself in a perfect manner in order to be accepted. I have struggles, which I could never ask for help or prayer from the congregation because of this.  You’ve shared a really important question and one lots of people struggle with. […]

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Being a Dad

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Everyday ways dads can say “I love you”  A UMC.org Feature by Joe Iovino* June 15, 2017 Dads sometimes find it challenging to express the pride and joy their children bring them. Some, like John Wesley’s father, wait for big moments to share what we feel. Taking some small steps will help dads (and moms) share their love for their […]

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General Rules of the UMC

The General Rules of the Methodist Church The Nature, Design, and General Rules of Our United Societies In the latter end of the year 1739 eight or ten persons came to Mr. Wesley, in London, who appeared to be deeply convinced of sin, and earnestly groaning for redemption. They desired, as did two or three more the next day, that […]

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Gospel Music pictures/video

I posted a few pictures and videos on Community’s Facebook page of last night. Thank you to the Dunn’s and Three in One for a wonderful program. The fellowship afterwards was nice as well, we are considering making this an annual event. To access the pictures and video go to: https://www.facebook.com/communityumcportsmouth/photos/pcb.1389396111179259/1389395931179277/?type=3&theater

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Consecration of gay bishop against church law

By Linda Bloom April 28, 2017 | NEWARK, N.J. (UMNS) The consecration of a gay bishop violates church law, the top court of The United Methodist Church has ruled. However, the bishop “remains in good standing,” the Judicial Council said in Decision 1341, until an administrative or judicial process is completed. “Under the long-standing principle of legality, no individual member […]

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MLK full text I have a dream

As we come up on January 16th, Martin Luther King, Jr Day, I would encourage everyone to read the words of what was probably Dr. King’s most powerful and sometimes most misquoted speech. The words stand for themselves-his thoughts stand for themselves-he simply wanted everyone to have as much of an equal chance to control their own destiny and choose […]

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More casual church information

We use our website for the big important things and to pass on information about both churches. If you are looking for our fun pictures, casual notes about events etc please check out each churches Facebook page. For Community UMC it is: https://www.facebook.com/communityumcportsmouth/ St. Mark UMC is: https://www.facebook.com/St-Mark-UMC-Portsmouth-VA-142102952538852/ We hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving and as the Christmas season is moving […]

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I am not a member of The United Methodist Church. Can I still receive communion?

The table of Holy Communion is Christ’s table, not the table of The United Methodist Church or of the local congregation. The table is open to anyone who seeks to respond to Christ’s love and to lead a new life of peace and love, as the invitation to the table says. Our Book of Worship says, “All who intend to […]

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Article on our Bishop

Here is a bit more details about our new Bishop. http://www.umc.org/news-and-media/bishop-lewis-being-first-means-lifting-others-up

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Our new Bishop’s homepage

Here is the link to our new Bishop’s home page on the Conference website. I hope you enjoy reading about our new energetic Bishop and may God bless us over the next four years. http://www.vaumc.org/pages/resources/2016-sej-conference/sharmalewistovirginia

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