Weekly E-news from First United Methodist Church
in downtown Hampton, VA


February 11, 2017

8:30 and 11:00 am

Mark 9:2-9 (NRSV)

Catch a Wave...
Rev. Candee Martin

I Will Keep My Eyes On You
The Chancel Choir

Tami Langford (8:30 am)
Judy Rushton(11:00 am)
Wayne Barfoot
Gary Bergtholdt


Bob Allsbrook
Ralph White


 The chancel flowers
are dedicated

to the Glory of God
by Linda & Buddy Marushi
in honor of four Marushis who have birthdays in February!

Next week:
No flowers during the season of Lent


Stewardship Corner – Feb 4
Worship: Total: 79
8:30 - 26         11:00 - 53
Sunday School: 55
Offering Received:
General Fund           6,432.00
Designated Funds         35.00


Saturday, February 10

If you can't volunteer and be here to visit with our guests then
please be in prayer for them and our volunteers as we provide food and shelter for our brothers and sisters in Christ!


Do you have
 high school graduate
this year?
If so, please contact
​Nancy Eason or Lynn Chandler at or (757) 529-1365 by April 1.


Please remember in prayer those
from our congregation:

Lil’ Bit Brown  
Nell Writtenberry
Jane Roberts             
Robert Kilgore         
Richard Mundie
Eleanor Woodward
Ed Kilgore                
Allen Langford
Barbara Cubbage
Bob Lawson
Marty Baker
Candee Martin and family
Page Paulin
Linda Mansfield
Aggie Hogge
Ed Boyce
Lenny Yarrington
Robin Welch
Marianne Prentiss

Our friends and family members i
n need of prayer:

Lyle (Wilson’s grandson);
Z’amir (Pastor Candee’s grandnephew);
Eloise (friend of Jane Miller);
Courtney (friend of Amanda Hooten);
Lenny (Carol Gardner's friend);
Kim Dulaney (Cheryl Baker’s daughter);
Mark McDaniel (friend of Milholen’s);
Clyde Castle;
Chad Sayers (Winnie Barnes’ grandson);
Jimmy Parker (friend of Carol Gardner);
Barbara Hudson (Vince Mundie);
Gerald E. Burks (Vince Mundie);
Joe Tugwell (Vince Mundie),
Cynthia Morrill (Vince Mundie’s sister);
Tori Moore (Hal & Meg Moore's daughter);
Janet Stickle (Meg Moore's sister-in-law); ​Nicholson family (friends of Gladys);
Maddie Davis (student at Armstrong);
Howard family;
Jean Lynch;
Sonya (friend of Gladys);
Nan, (Elaine Foley's friend);
Tracy Ward family (friends of Libby Kendrick);
Mary Ann Neely (Rick Allison’s mom);
Beverly Geer (Kristen Milholen’s mom);
Bill Milholen (William Milholen’s father);
Vernon Kruger (friend of the Rumsey’s); 
Marguerite (friend of Kristen Milholen);
Tim (friend of the Milholen’s)
Heather Lonjin (Boyce’s niece)
Caitlyn McWhite (Boyce’s great niece)

and many others….


Friday, Feb 9
No scheduled activities
Saturday, Feb 10
8:00 am        UMMen’s Study (FH)
8:00 am        UMW Circle 9
                     (Shirley Boyce’s home)
6:00 pm       Night’s Welcome Begins!
Sunday, Feb 11
8:30 am        Worship (S)
9:30 am        R&F(FH)
9:45 am        Sunday School
11:00 am      Worship (S)
6:00 pm – 7:00 am       Night’s Welcome
Monday, Feb 12
6 pm            UMW Circle 2 (HP)
6:00 pm – 7:00 am       Night’s Welcome
Tuesday, Feb 13
6:00 pm – 7:00 am       Night’s Welcome
Wednesday, Feb 14
10:00 am      UMW Circle 1
11:30 am     UMW Circle 4
                    (Vancosta’s Restaurant)

6:00 pm – 7:00 am       Night’s Welcome
7:00 pm       Ash Wednesday
                     Worship Service (FH)

Thursday, Feb 15
6:00 pm – 7:00 am       Night’s Welcome
Friday, Feb 16
6:00 pm – 7:00 am       Night’s Welcome
Saturday, Feb 17
 – 7:00 am   Night’s Welcome
9:00 am – 12:30 pm       
Bishop’s Chat and Chew

(Ebenezer UMC, Suffolk)
Sunday, Feb 18 – First Sunday in Lent
8:30 am        Worship (S)
9:30 am       R&F (FH)
9:45 am        Sunday School
11:00 am      Worship (S)

R&F - Refreshments &Fellowship
SS/BS - Sunday School/Bible Stufy
FH-Fellowship Hall               HP-Happy People’s Class
CR –Choir Room                   S-Sanctuary
CFR-Craft Room                   Kit-Kitchen
UP-Upstairs                            C-Crouse Room​


Ash Wednesday Service
We invite everyone to join us for a very special Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday, February 14 in the Fellowship Hall at 7:00 pm.  This year we are reaching out to our Night’s Welcome guests with a less formal service of music, prayer, and a meditation. You may also choose to receive ashes on your forehead as a reminder that you are God’s beloved child.  Come casual with your heart open and welcoming!  It will be a wonderful, meaningful way to begin the season of Lent at First Church and show our community that we care.   


Lenten Devotional books
“Pauses for Lent
will be available in the back of the sanctuary or
outside the church office.

 In this beautifully minimalist book, Trevor Hudson focuses on 40 single words one for each day of the season of Lent. Each brief meditation pairs the word for the day with a scripture verse, brief insight, and a thought or action for the day. Each pause for Lent will refresh and challenge readers.
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2018 Lenten Offering
There are a number of opportunities to give during Lent this year.  The six specific missions we have chosen to highlight during the season are Nifty-Crafters, Project Crossroads, H.E.L.P., Camp Rainbow Connection, Habitat for Humanity, and the FUMC Pastor’s Discretionary Fund. Information will be shared briefly explaining the work of these six missions during the Lenten worship services, in the bulletin and in the electronic Pilot. You can give to one or more of these special missions or the general ministries of the church.  Please specify on your envelope and in the memo field of your check exactly how you want your contribution distributed.


February 24      Movie Night
5:30 Dinner
6:00 Movie: Cool Runnings
Celebrate the Winter Olympics!
Wear red, white, and blue
to support Team USA.
Bring $6.00 for dinner


Potato / Salad Bar Fundraiser: 
Mark your calendars and plan to attend the next Potato / Salad Bar fundraiser for Project Crossroads, which will be held on Sunday, February 25, following the 11:00 a.m. worship service in the Fellowship Hall.  


Mark Stransky, (pictured) the missionary we currently support at Project Crossroads, is retiring this year.  He will be with us on February 25, both in worship and at this luncheon.


Save the Date:
Rise Against Hunger Meal Packaging Event
is scheduled for
Saturday, March 3,
​beginning at 9:30 a.m.

in the Fellowship Hall.
Stay tuned for more details.


Saturday, March 24
Free Movie Night
Dinner 5:30
Movie 6:00
Roman military tribune Clavius (Joseph Fiennes) remains set in his ways after serving 25 years in the army. He arrives at a crossroad when he's tasked to investigate the mystery of what happened to Jesus (Cliff Curtis) following the Crucifixion. Accompanied by trusted aide Lucius (Tom Felton), his quest to disprove rumors of a risen Messiah makes him question his own beliefs and spirituality. As his journey takes him to places never dreamed of, Clavius discovers the truth that he's been seeking.