Pigging Out Like It’s Thanksgiving on 11/19

On Sunday November 19th right after worship (starting around 12:15) St Mark UMC will have a Thanksgiving lunch. The ham will be provided and we are asking folks to bring side dishes. If that isn’t enough, at 3:00 PM Community UMC will have dinner with the turkey being provided and everyone bringing a side dish. So, if you are hungry, […]

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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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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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Church reminders for 8/12-13/2017

Just a reminder that today, 8/12/2017, Community UMC at 37 Cherry Road Portsmouth will have a potluck dinner at 5:00 PM. So just bring a little something and come join us. Sunday, 8/13/2017, the men of St Mark will hold its monthly fellowship meeting at 8:15 at the IHOP on Taylor Road Chesapeake. That should make it easier for the […]

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St Mark VBS closing

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Tomorrow is the VBS closing for St Mark, we will be wearing our t-shirts so worship is a little more casual than normal tomorrow. We will have a BBQ lunch afterwards with hot dogs and hamburgers as well. Please come join us especially if you have missed church for awhile, it is time to make old acquaintances new again. I […]

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VBS at St Mark

Come join St Mark UMC for Hero Central VBS from July 24-28th with a meal after closing on the 30th. Cost is free, ages 3 to 12 and the hours are 9:00 to noon daily.  

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St. Mark’s own Marianne Jennings

http://www.sturtevantfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Mary-Anne-Jennings?obId=1985535#/obituaryInfo Obituary for Mary Anne Jennings Mary Anne Jennings, 87, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017. She was born in Roanoke, VA to the late Chester and Agnes Neighbors. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church where she taught the Ruth Sunday school class and was a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church. She is predeceased by her […]

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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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VBS at St, Mark UMC

We are just a month away from VBS starting at St. Mark UMC for ages 4 to 11. The date will be July 24 through the 28th with a catered lunch after worship on the 30th. The program will be from 9 to noon each day and we look forward to having a good crowd and some serious fun! Email […]

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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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