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The Passion reading from Mark

Mark 14-15 New Living Translation (NLT) Jesus Anointed at Bethany 14 It was now two days before Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread. The leading priests and the teachers of religious law were still looking for an opportunity to capture Jesus secretly and kill him. 2 “But not during the Passover celebration,” they agreed, “or the people may riot.” 3 Meanwhile, Jesus […]

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Holy Monday

Jesus Curses the Fig Tree 12 The next morning as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry. 13 He noticed a fig tree in full leaf a little way off, so he went over to see if he could find any figs. But there were only leaves because it was too early in the season for fruit. 14 Then Jesus said to the […]

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Jesus Entry on Palm Sunday

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Mark 11:1-11 New Living Translation (NLT) Jesus’ Triumphant Entry 11 As Jesus and his disciples approached Jerusalem, they came to the towns of Bethphage and Bethany on the Mount of Olives. Jesus sent two of them on ahead. 2 “Go into that village over there,” he told them. “As soon as you enter it, you will see a young donkey tied there […]

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Rev. Waverly “Smitty” Smith

Since I know many of you were impacted over the years by Rev. Smitty’s work, I wanted to forward the information about his retirement party. Posted on behalf of Jolliff UMC:     Pastor Smitty’s Retirement Celebration Sunday, June 3rd 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Jollliff United Methodist Church 1900 Jolliff Road, Chesapeake, VA 23321   Come join us as we […]

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Ordain Women

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When did the church first ordain women? Women served as preachers from the beginnings of the Methodist movement. Portrait of Mary Bosanquet Fletcher, courtesy of the General Board of Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church, from “The Wesleys and Their Times,” via the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women. Mary Bosanquet Fletcher (1739-1815) was an early lay […]

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UMC Bishops react to the Florida shootings

UMC bishops mourn victims of Florida school shootings   In the wake of the school shooting in Florida, the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church has issued a statement of grief, mourning the victims of the shootings and called for prayers of repentance from the  culture of death and cycle of violence. The statement issued by Florida Area […]

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Deadly Sins

Two weeks ago we talked about pride, and how it is in fact the root of many of the other deadly sins. There is good pride, such as in our families, our patriotism, our churches and our God. There is also bad pride, that would be when you set yourself up as greater and mightier than others. In particular, we […]

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A Sermon Series

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A Sermon Series on: The 7 Deadly Sins and how to avoid them! Starting 2/4/2018 at Community and St Mark UMC!

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Martin Luther King Jr.

As we come up on January 15th, Martin Luther King, Jr Day, I would encourage everyone to read the words of what was probably Dr. King’s most powerful 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 to live their lives […]

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The Real Christmas meaning

This year, Christmas came way too fast and honestly I just am not prepared in more ways than one. This happens every now and then especially during busy or stressful years. It is those years that I sit back, get something to drink and focus on the Christmas story. It is not about me, or rather I have gotten all […]

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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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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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