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Thanksgiving events

Saturday November 17th at 4:00 PM Community UMC will celebrate Thanksgiving. The turkey will be provided and please bring sides to go with it. November 21st, Community and St Mark will come together at Community for our joint Thanksgiving service at 7:00 PM. The address for Community is 37 Cherry Road Portsmouth, VA 23701.

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Celebrating the Saints

This Sunday both churches will raise up the names of the Saints that have passed before us. We will do this during our Joys and Concerns time. Please list your Saints and come join us.

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Halloween reminder

Both churches will be passing out candy bags on Halloween so add us to your route and be safe. In addition, we will not have Kid’s Club at Community.

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Charge Conference this Sunday

Just reminding everyone this Sunday is our cluster Charge Conference at Crossroads UMC at 1800 Rodman Ave in Portsmouth. This is the old West End UMC. The time is 2:00 pm.

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Reminders from Community UMC

Just two reminders from Community UMC @ 37 Cherry Road. First, Wednesday night Kid’s Club is back in session and we had a good turn out last night. This coming Wednesday (26th) we will be having pizza. The club starts at 6:30 and ends at 7:30. This Saturday (22nd), we will be having a End of Summer potluck at 5:00. […]

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Hurricane Florence

As it looks at this writing, Florence will impact north of Wilmington, NC close to Moorehead City, NC Thursday as a strong Category 4 hurricane and then will slow and begin to die off wind wise. The problem is the water it will blow into the area and the rain that will fall. Please check your flooding zone. Portsmouth has […]

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St Mark’s own Vernon Halstead

CHESAPEAKE- Vernon Elwood Halstead, 94, passed away at his residence in The Crossings at Oakbrooke Assisted Living in Chesapeake VA on Friday, August 17, 2018, after a short battle with brain cancer. Vernon was born on December 19, 1923 in Portsmouth, VA to the late Benjamin Franklin (Sr.) and Mary Elida Halstead. He began his work life at the young […]

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7/29/2018

Come join us for our celebration of VBS and our catered BBQ lunch after worship at St. Mark 4320 Twin Pines Road Portsmouth, VA

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Invite someone to church

It really is easy to invite someone to church. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkA_v13q7i0

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St Mark VBS starts 7/23/2018

Rolling River Rampage starts 7/23/2018 with registration at 8:30. Ages 3-12 welcome and it will be from 9:00 AM to noon each day. We will have a closing lunch on the 29th after worship.

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St Mark’s Own Joe Williams

PORTSMOUTH – Joseph “Joe” Maupin Williams, 83, of the 5800 block of Hedgerow Lane, entered Heaven peacefully on June 29, 2018, while surrounded by family and friends. Joe was born in Portsmouth, VA on April 4, 1935 to parents, Eugene “Keeley Rock” Williams and Margaret (Raymond) Festa Gregory. He attended Wilson High School and it was then, at the age […]

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Sunday July 8th

Sunday, July 8th I will be taking off from the pulpits. I don’t believe I will attend the worship services of either church. Our services will be conducted by the Elizabeth River District Superintendent Wayne Snead. Since April 1st, this year has been in turmoil for Sue and I. It was just seven weeks from her getting the first signs […]

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Community’s own Bernetta Mitchell

Obituary for Bernetta “Netta” Mitchell PORTSMOUTH – Bernetta Lee “Netta” Mitchell, 55, of the 200 block of Bedford Ct. passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 in her home. She was born on August 28, 1962 in Smithtown, NY to the late Woodrow M Judge and Lois Smith Judge; and was a member of Community United Methodist Church in Portsmouth. […]

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From Pastor Kirk

From Pastor Kirk: I just can’t express my gratitude for all of the support that you guys at both churches showed Sue and I during her brief illness. God may have gotten us through this trying time but you guys helped ease the journey at every turn. Your thoughts and prayers along with the things different people did made it […]

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Pastor Kirk’s wife transitioned to God’s Kingdom

Sue passed away June 8th, at 7:00 AM. She was restless last night and at 2:00 AM she wanted a pain pill which worked and she rested. At 6:00 AM she asked if I was in the room and I said yes, then she asked if I was awake and I said yes. She asked me to move her body […]

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