Your weekly enews from
First United Methodist Church Hampton
Palm/Passion Sunday
April 14, 2019

When We Feel Unwanted...
Rev. Candee Martin
Friday , April 12
No scheduled activities

Saturday, April 13
8:00 am    UMW Circle 9
(Nancy Basford’s home)

Sunday , April 14
Palm/Passion Sunday
8:30 am     Fellowship (FH)
9:00 am     Sunday School
10:00 am   Worship

Monday , April 15
6:00 pm     UMW Circle 10 (FH)

Tuesday , April 16
6:00 pm     Fitness Yoga (FH)

Wednesday , April 17
7:00 pm     Lenten Study

Thursday , April 18
10:00 am   Gentle Yoga (FH)
7:00 pm     Worship w/ Communion

Friday , April 19
4:30 pm    Setup for Easter Party
5:00 pm     Community Walk with the Cross (Begins at First Baptist Church 229 N King St)

Saturday, April 20
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday , April 21
8:30 am     Fellowship & Refreshments (FH)
9:00 am     Sunday School
10:00 am   Worship

Monday , April 15
No scheduled activities

We will be adorning the chancel area and altar with Calla Lilies and Hydrangea flowers on Easter Sunday.
As of April 10 we are sold out of the Hydrangeas!

If you would like to order one or more of the Calla lilies, click here for the order form. You will need to fill it out, save it and print it or attach it to this email, OR you can print it out, attach your payment and bring it to church.

You also have the option of paying online by clicking here .

Please remember we need an order form AND the payment. If you have trouble please call the church office at 757-723-6577
We have many ongoing mission endeavors throughout the year. This Lenten season we are highlighting two of our mission projects. Camp Rainbow Connection and H.E.L.P. there is information below about each one. If you would like to make a donation to any of our mission projects you may do so by clicking here. Thank you for your support!
Camp Rainbow Connection
Session 1                     Session 2
June 22 – 28         July 27 − August 2

Contact Ron Rumsey for more information
757 – 692 − 9922

Camp Rainbow Connection is a week-long respite camp held twice in the summer for individuals with intellectual disabilities. CRC started in 1985 at Westview on the James, a camp of the Charlottesville, Rappahannock River, and Richmond Districts of the Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church. That first year, there were 25 campers and a small staff of 15 volunteers. CRC grew to two weeks while at the Blackstone Conference and Retreat Center. CRC is currently held at Richard Bland College in Petersburg, VA. Each year, there are 100 campers from age 16 into their eighties and a staff of over 75 volunteers. CRC is resourced by the Center for Inclusivity and Lay Leadership Excellence.

The staff and volunteers of Camp Rainbow are dedicated to providing a wonderful and enriching summer program for each camper, along with a week of respite for families and care givers. Campers participate in a variety of activities including Bible class, music, science, arts and crafts, games, dancing and special activities. Our mission is one of healing and acceptance towards all God’s people. Because we are a ministry of the Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church (UMC), participation of people of all backgrounds, ability levels, heritages, and faiths is encouraged.

HELP is a non-profit organization that ministers to the dignity and needs of the people in the Hampton Roads Community.

  • We maintain the H.E.L.P. House Family Center, a shelter for homeless families, as well as Transitional Housing for families who graduate from H.E.L.P. House and “A Night’s Welcome” winter emergency shelters.
  • Our Financial Assistance Program helps families helps families avoid homelessness by assisting with utility bills.
  • Our food pantry is located at Hampton Department of Social Services.
  • Our medical and dental services are provided to individuals with no medical coverage that fall at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines at the H.E.L.P. Medical Clinic. Volunteer doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, other health care professionals, and non-medical volunteers make up the staff.

Vision Statement:  That persons in need in our community have access to the shelter, healthcare, and support they need to regain and maintain self-reliance

Mission Statement:  To provide dignifying, empowering, and faith-based safety-net shelter, healthcare, and support to the most vulnerable people in our community

Sunday, April 14
10:00 am

Passion/Palm Sunday Worship
with Choir processional
Thursday, April 18
7:00 pm

There will be a Holy Week service on Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m.  Join us as we celebrate the last supper and commune together before stripping the chancel and ending with Jesus’ crucifixion  

Good Friday, April 19
5:00 pm

There will be Community Walk with the Cross on Friday, April 19 at 5:00 p.m. This is an account of Jesus’ torture and crucifixion accompanied with prayers and singing of hymns at 10 stations. The walk begins at First Baptist Church (229 N. King Street) and ends at St. John’s Church (100 W Queens Way).
Easter Party
Saturday, April 20

10:00 am- 12:00 pm

Enjoy Games, Snacks,
 Crafts for Children & Adults,
and Egg Hunts for All Ages…

Individually wrapped candy that will fit into plastic eggs
Need by April 14.
Boxes will be placed in the Narthex (back of the sanctuary)
and the Kitchen for collections.

Bags of Plastic Eggs
Need by April 14.

Hard Boiled Eggs
Need by Friday, April 19 or before the party April 20.
Put in kitchen refrigerator.

Volunteers to work at the Easter Party.
We will have all of the items needed for each station. 
Kitchen-Serving snacks
Games-Handing out prizes
Little Kid Crafts
Big Kid/Adult Crafts
Hiding Eggs
Easter Egg Dying
Cookie Decorating

If you can help please contact Nancy Eason.

Easter Sunday
April 21

10:00 am


Bring fresh flowers
to adorn our Resurrection Cross!
Wednesday, May 1     6:30 pm
United Methodist Men and United Methodist Women’s Annual joint dinner meeting. Special guest speaker, Renyatta Banks, Executive Director of Wesley Community Service Center in Portsmouth.
Saturday, May 4
5:30 Dinner-Pizza ($6.00 per person) 
6:00 Movie: Priceless (PG-13)
** We are not including children at this event.
The content is for an adult audience. **
Desperately in need of money and in hopes of regaining custody of his daughter, James (Joel Smallbone) embarks on a cross-country delivery for cash -- no questions asked. When he discovers that he is delivering two young women, the questions in his mind begin haunting him mercilessly. When James finds himself falling for one of the women, he becomes an unlikely hero and must fight to save the innocence and lives of both of the ladies.
Saturday, May 18         5:30 pm
Peninsula Rainbow Emmaus Gathering
Our church has been asked to host a gathering of the Peninsula Rainbow Emmaus community. Several people from our congregation have attended an Emmaus Walk and there may be others who have an interest in learning more about the weekend. The gathering will take place in our fellowship hall on May 18 and will include a covered dish supper at 5:30.   Please contact Ron Rumsey if you would like to attend or for more information about Emmaus, which is an Upper Room sanctioned ministry.
First United Methodist Church Hampton
110 E Queen St
Hampton VA 23669

Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fridays: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm