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Pastor in Quarantine

Despite being fully vaccinated, Trina Culpepper is positive for Covid. She is in good spirits and says it feels worse than a cold but less than the flu. Some how, I am negative which the doctor couldn’t really understand. They did a second test on me which they sent out just to be sure. The only difference between Trina and […]

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Community’s own Felton Johnson

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Chesapeake, VA – Felton Edward Johnson, 77, passed away on Friday, September 3, 2021. Felton was a native of Hampton, VA and former resident of Carthage, North Carolina before moving to York County in 1971.Felton served in the United States Army from 1967 to 1969 as a SGT with the Military Police. He was employed with Carthage NC Police Department, served […]

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Community UMC meeting 9/26/2021 @ 2:00 PM

We will be having an important meeting for all members and friends of Community UMC on 9/26/2021 at 2:00 PM, our District Superintendant will be in attendance. A letter will be going out in the next couple of weeks explaing the need for the meeting to all our members and friends. If you get a letter or are interested in […]

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St Mark’s own James Hill

James Richard Hill, Sr., 84, passed away on Saturday, May 22, 2021. He was born on April 28, 1936 in Amelia, Virginia to the late, Ira Moody Hill and Sally Jane Smith Hill. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Eva Mae Hill; sisters, Mildred Link, Wilma Golden, Barbara Cook, Maggie Saunders and Ruth Moore; brothers, Frank Hill, […]

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Pentecost Sunday 5/23/2021

For those who are wondering about Pentecost Sunday and wearing red, this video gives a pretty good explanation of the day. We wear red to symbolize the “like tongues of fire” that came on the disciples and the UMC logo includes the cross and flame for the same reason. Pentecost is the birthday of the Christian church. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubPKLDF_G6E

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Mask requirements

The Healthy Church Team met on Wednesday and discussed the new provisions allowed by the Conference and discussed the feedback we had gotten from you the members.The following will be done the next three Sundays, by then we should have some more clearance from the Conference on what can be done. Everyone will please wear a mask when entering or leaving […]

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Holy Thursday

Tomorrow night is Holy Thursday and we will be having a joint service at Community UMC located at 37 Cherry Road in Portsmouth. We will start at 7:00 PM. As a note, we are still wearing mask, social distancing, and have plenty of hand sanitizer as well as a large number of attendees have received both or at least the […]

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Bulletin for 2/28/2021

Community and St Mark United Methodist Church February 28th, 2021 Gathering and passing the peace-please remain masked and socially distanced. *Invocation: Leader: From generation to generation, God names us and claims us. People: Blessed be the Lord, our God. Leader: When we try to tell God what to do, Christ chastens us and leads us back onto the paths of […]

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Robert Collins obituary

This is the obituary for Anne Putnam’s father. Obituary for Robert “Pork Chops” Collins, Jr. Robert “Pork Chops” R. Collins, Jr., 99 joined his wife Shirley Derby Collins in heaven on February 20, 2021. Robert and Shirley were married for 56 glorious years before her passing in 2004. Pork Chops was a life-long member of Cottage Place United Methodist Church […]

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UMCOR helping Texas

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) responds to natural or civil disasters of such magnitude that they overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on its own. Through UMCOR, United Methodists extend loving care to people within the United States. When disaster strikes, it is local churches that provide the first response to their communities. This basic understanding—that disaster response […]

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Bulletin for 2/21/21

Here is tomorrow’s bulletin: Community and St Mark United Methodist Church February 21st, 2021 Gathering and passing the peace-please remain masked and socially distanced. *Invocation: Leader: When Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River, he emerged from the waters . . . People: to see the heavens splitting open and the Spirit soaring down like a dove. Leader: When Jesus was baptized in […]

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St Mark’s Eva M. Hill

Eva Mae Hill, age 82 went to be with the Lord on February 4, 2021. She was a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church and retired from Roses Department store. Eva is survived by husband James R Hill Sr.; children James R Hill Jr. and his wife Sharron, Ann Heal, Donna Provost, Kenny Hill and his wife Karen; grandchildren […]

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Bulletin for 2/14/2021

Here is Sunday’s bulletin: Community and St Mark United Methodist Church February 14th, 2021 Gathering and passing the peace-please remain masked and socially distanced. *Invocation: Leader: The light of God is shining . . . People: shining around and within. Leader: The voice of God is calling . . . People: calling not just from ancient texts, Leader: but from here and now. People: The love […]

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We are back open

February 7th both churches will be back to in person worship, here is the bulletin: Community and St. Mark UMC Phase 2 Communion 2/7/2021 Prelude Welcome and announcements and passing the peace-please remain masked and social distanced. Opening Prayer: Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hidden. Cleanse the thoughts […]

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Church worship for the next two weeks

After looking at the numbers and speaking with the District Superintendent, it seems the safest course of action is to stay virtual on the 24th and 31st. Maryview’s ICU is over capacity and the numbers are trending in the wrong directions still. Please stay safe, wear your mask, social distance avoid crowds when possible and keep cleaning those hands. The message […]

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