February 9, 2020
5th Sunday after the Epiphany

Lamp Light
Rev. Candee Martin  
Sunday, FEBRUARY 9
8:30 am    Fellowship (FH)
9:00 am    Sunday School
10:00 am  Worship (S)
Monday, FEBRUARY 10
7:00 pm    Worship Committee Meeting (CP)
Tuesday, FEBRUARY 11
10:00 am  Nifty Crafters (CFR)
10:00 pm  Bible Study:
                     Making Sense Of The Bible (CP)
6:00 pm    Fitness Yoga (FH)
Wednesday, FEBRUARY 12
10:00 am  UMW Circle 1 (FH)
11:30 am  UMW Circle 4 (Vancosta's)
5:30 pm    Messy Church (FH)
Thursday, FEBRUARY 13
10:00 am  Gentle Yoga (FH)
5:00 pm    Sine Nomine (CR)
6:15 pm    Glory Ringers (CR)
7:15 pm    Chancel Choir (S)
Friday, FEBRUARY 14
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Saturday, FEBRUARY 15
Sunday, FEBRUARY 16
8:30 am    Fellowship (FH)
9:00 am    Sunday School
10:00 am  Worship (S)
A special THANK YOU to
Rick Allison and Nancy Basford
for giving of yourselves to fill in with
our Music Ministries in Dean Shinn’s absence.
We continue to hold Dean in our prayers as he recovers .
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who was able to come celebrate Calvin “Winnie” Barnes’ 96 th birthday with him Saturday. It was such a wonderful surprise for him to see so many people take time to come share this special day with him. A special thank you to Audrey Thurston and everyone else who worked so hard to put this fabulous celebration together for him. It is greatly appreciated!!
~Gale Barnes
Study Information for:
Making Sense Of The Bible
Dates:      Tuesdays, February 11, 2020
Time:        1:00pm
Place:      Crouse Parlor
Hosted By: Brenda Wright

Session Topics:
1.    Making Sense of the Old Testament
2.    Making Sense of the New Testament
3.    Questions about the Nature of Scripture
4.    The Bible and Science
Sign up sheet located on wall across from the office.

Our next Messy Church will be

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
at 5:30 p.m.

Come and experience God's love through hands-on crafts, games, science activities, interactive worship, and a full meal!

Join us as we connect with Jesus' teaching to
"Love one another as I have loved you"
(John 13:34-35)

Everyone is welcome - all ages, all backgrounds, any kind of faith or skepticism. Invite your friends and neighb ors!

An RSVP is appreciated at
so we can plan for the right number of people. Hope to see you there!
A Night’s Welcome Begins Saturday, February 15th

Our church will once again host the “A Night’s Welcome (ANW)” program beginning Saturday, February 15 th and going through the morning of February 22 nd . ANW gives us an opportunity to minister to the needs of our homeless brothers and sisters by providing a safe, warm place for them to sleep and two hot meals (breakfast and dinner) daily.

Nightly volunteer opportunities include coordinating showers, preparing and serving meals, staying overnight, or washing bath towels and wash cloths. Sign-up sheets are located on the wall behind the Sanctuary. 

In addition, I will need a few volunteers on Saturday, February 15 th to help me prepare for the event. We have a little furniture to move, towels and wash cloths to bring over to the shower area, arrange the ladies sleeping areas by putting down carpet and their mats, as well as, bringing in all the mats and clean sheets and blankets to get them warmed up to room temperature. If we have families in the shelter, we will need to arrange sleeping areas for them as well.

If you have any questions, or would like more information, contact Carol Gardner in the evenings after 4:00 p.m. at 262-6075.
UMW           Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Bring something good to share for our 11:30am covered dish luncheon.
Our program will begin about noon. All are invited to be with us for our General Membership Meeting . Marilyn Blagg will be presenting her team to show us how to help make kits for Days For Girls .
Chestnut Memorial UMC - 1024 Harpersville Road, Newport News
Contact: Jo Rawls (757) 898-4484
Saturday, FEBRUARY 29 from 9:00am – 5:00pm
Grace UMC, 1209 Country Club Rd, Newport News
This class is especially relevant during today’s turbulent times!
Registration deadline is Monday, February 24, 2020
See flyer in foyer or click link below for more details.
The 2020 Altar Flower Chart
is up in the hallway across from the choir room. We would appreciate your help to adorn the chancel with fresh flowers. The price is still only $50.00 for two arrangements. We have plenty of dates including the following that are available to choose from in memory of or to celebrate that special someone:
May 10, 24 and 31
June 7, 14, and 21
If you would like to help adorn the chancel with fresh flowers, please reserve a Sunday on the chart or contact the church office
First Church has a job opening for a paid
Nursery Worker
Do you know someone who is great with kids, reliable, and looking for a part-time job every Sunday morning? Please ask that person to contact the church office at 757-723-6577 or for information on how to apply. Position available immediately!  
Staff/Pastor-Parish Relations Committee Training
Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
First UMC, 10246 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601
Rev. Seonyoung Kim, Facilitator

 All church Staff/Pastor-Parish Relations Committee members are encouraged to attend this training. All interested church members are welcome to attend as well.
Topics to be covered include :
Clergy Evaluations
Church Ministry Assessments
     There will also be time for questions and answers!
First United Methodist Church Hampton
110 E Queen St
Hampton VA 23669

Office Hours:
Mon - Fri, 9am - 1pm