Category Archives: NOTES

Today’s message

Here is today’s message from St Mark UMC on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oEa3eDomCI Here is today’s message from Community UMC on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0lXIpjQuS4&t=9s

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Live message 3/29

Tomorrow morning we will be on Facebook live from Community UMC at 9:45 and we will be on Facebook live from St Mark UMC at 11:30, please join us or we will be posting to Youtube tomorrow afternoon.

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Community Emergency meeting and closure

The Conference is following the Governor’s order to shutdown for the next thirty days starting tomorrow. Accordingly, there will be no worship services, Kid’s Club or other meetings until at least April 25th. We are allowed to have an exception for emergency leadership meetings of ten or less people providing safe distances are maintained etc. Tomorrow we will have an […]

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St Mark Emergency meeting and closure

The Conference is following the Governor’s order to shutdown for the next thirty days starting tomorrow. Accordingly, there will be no worship services or other meetings until at least April 25th. We are allowed to have an exception for emergency leadership meetings of ten or less people providing safe distances are maintained etc. Thursday, we will have an emergency meeting in […]

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Sunday message on Facebook Live

This last Sunday we did our first Facebook Live message from both churches. We will continue this each Sunday until we are allowed to open again, so please join us on each churches Facebook Page. Community UMC: https://www.facebook.com/communityumcportsmouth/videos/1089234098103883/ St Mark UMC: https://www.facebook.com/142102952538852/videos/506968613321783/

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March 15, 22, and 29th

We have been ordered by the Bishop in Richmond to not have any worship services or meetings until April 5th. We are not allowed to override this. I am sorry to tell you this and I hope you will come back to church on the 5th, please don’t let it become a habit to stay home or attend another church […]

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Women of Steel Nov. 16

The Women of Steel will have their next Bible Study and fellowship time November 16th at 10:00 AM at Community UMC 37 Cherry Road Portsmouth. The study for that time will be the philosophies of Martha and Mary on life. Come join them, there will be coffee and donuts as well.

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Bishop Lewis is back with us

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Bishop Lewis shares video upon her return from medical leave In this video, she shares her thanks for Bishop Pete Weaver’s interim leadership for the Virginia Conference and more about her return. She encourages all churches to show this video this coming Sunday morning ( Sept. 8) or to share widely with their congregations. Video is also available in Korean […]

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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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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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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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Community’s Own Pat Culpepper

Patrick H. Culpepper Portsmouth – Patrick Henry Culpepper, 88, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018. He was born in Norfolk County to the late, Edward and Bernie Culpepper. He retired from the Plumbers and Fitters Union Local #110. He was very active in the South Norfolk Boys Baseball for many years, was a member of Seaboard Mason Lodge #56 and […]

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It’s Easter

EASTER. Sometime after the start of the first day of the week, which for them would have began on our Saturday evening when the sun had set, God breathed life back into Jesus and He was raised from the dead as he had promised. He lives! He lives! Christ Jesus lives today. John 20:1-18 New Living Translation (NLT) The Resurrection […]

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Holy Thursday

HOLY THURSDAY. Earlier this day Jesus had given instructions to the disciples on how to prepare for this most holy meal, which will be his last supper. Through the day they make these preparations (Mt 26:17). In our service of Word and Table, we remember and make present that Last Supper which Jesus shared with his disciples. We are in […]

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Holy Tuesday and the Passion Story from Matthew

Tuesday of Holy Week According to Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus again returns to Jerusalem where he is confronted by the Temple leadership for what he did yesterday. They question his authority. He also teaches extensively using parables and other forms. There is the parable of the vineyard (Mt 21:33-46), the parable of the wedding banquet, (Mt. 22:1). There is […]

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