Volume 4 Issue 21 - May 26 - June 1, 2023

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“Don't Forget to Wear Red on Sunday”

“When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were

all together in one place.”


June means Pentecost Sunday for those of us who are followers of Christ. We wear RED this Sunday to symbolize the tongues of fire that landed on each of the followers of Jesus who were in that upper room. This was the birth and beginning of what we call the “church” or the Christian faith.

It would be much later until different denominations would be formed. In fact all of these new believers were Jewish. They were converting to the Christian faith that proclaimed Jesus of Nazareth the promised Messiah in the Hebrew Bible (OT).

Sunday is the birthday of the Christian faith or the church of Jesus Christ! Depending on when you date Pentecost (33AD), the Christian faith is 1,990 years old. The young followers were “filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in tongues about the wonders of God".

The tongues they were speaking were languages they had not learned but were known languages of those who had gathered from many parts of the world. The listeners heard, in their own language, “the praises of God” spoken by unlearned followers of Christ.


The world entered a “New Day” on the day of Pentecost. The time of God’s Grace had arrived with the death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus, the Savoir of the world, and the pouring out of the Holy Spirit. The Old Testament law had been fulfilled in Jesus and now this Pentecost Day ushered in the “last days” before the coming of the Lord. These “last days” is a time of God’s Grace, God’s unmerited love expressed to the world through the salvation act in the life and in the person of Jesus Christ.


Join us Sunday in-person or online as we celebrate Pentecost Sunday and don’t forget to wear your RED.

Grace and Peace,

Pastor Gene


Today’s Message:   “What's So Special About Pentecost?”

Scripture:                                              Acts 2: 1 -16; 36- 41

When Pentecost Day arrived, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound from heaven like the howling of a fierce wind filled the entire house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be individual flames of fire alighting on each one of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages as the Spirit enabled them to speak.There were pious Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. When they heard this sound, a crowd gathered. They were mystified because everyone heard them speaking in their native languages. They were surprised and amazed, saying, “Look, aren’t all the people who are speaking Galileans, every one of them? How then can each of us hear them speaking in our native language?12 They were all surprised and bewildered. Some asked each other, “What does this mean?” 13 Others jeered at them, saying, “They’re full of new wine!”14 Peter stood with the other eleven apostles. He raised his voice and declared, “Judeans and everyone living in Jerusalem! Know this! Listen carefully to my words! 15 These people aren’t drunk, as you suspect; after all, it’s only nine o’clock in the morning! 16 Rather, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:

36“Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.” 37 When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”

38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off —for all whom the Lord our God will call.”

40 With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” 41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.


Are given in honor and memory of those

who sacrificed their lives for our country,

reminding us that freedom is not free.

Given by

Carol Kuhn

In Memory of Reg Criffield

Given by Charlene Stoltenhoff

In Memory of John Matthews

Given by Darla Matthews

In Memory of Florence Christensen

Given by Robert & Judy Christensen

In Memory of Miriam Jones Haskett

Given by Mary Inez Harrell

In Memory of Janice Boyce

Given by Mary Inez Harrell

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Please Remember these in your prayers

Johnny Corprew

Bettye Meiggs

Nancy Lodge

Janice Winslow

Thelma Skinner

Chicago Eure

Karen Fallon

Brenda White


Jean Ashley

Wayne Ashely

Chowan River

Tom Gard 

The Landings

Bobbie Boynton

Margaret Denison

Jane Jordan

Extended Church Family  

Family & Friends of Collin Winslow

Beth Colson (Marta Colson's Daughter-in-law)

Vinnie Cestaro (Marta Colson's Grandson-in-law)

Edward & Judy Taylor (Friends of Raymond Sawyer)

Carolyn Meads (Ida Saunder's Sister)

Ernest Davenport (Husband of Sandra Davenport

Susan Dickerson (Daughter of Maxine Dickerson)

Tommy Tilley (Father of Todd Tilley)

Gail Smith

Bodie Cestaro (Marta Colson's 2yr old great-grandson)


*Bold text indicates recent additions/updates to the prayer list* 

Now through Sunday, June 4 Hertford UMC will be collecting a love offering for our retiring pastor, Gene Tyson. Pastor Gen has graciously served our church family for the past 4 years. He successfully led us through the pandemic and was instrumental in HUMC starting a new online ministry. He consistently visited and cared for our homebound and grieving families, and shared his experiences and knowledge through small group studies. Pastor Gene brought us a genuine love of preaching and his sermons, filled with humor and personal stories, have always inspired us.

Pastor Gene will be greatly missed by the HUMC family, and we wish him God's blessings on a well-deserved retirement.

A farewell, covered-dish luncheon is being planned for Sunday, June 11th following the morning worship service. Pastor Gene's last Sunday with us will be June 18th.

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Band of Brothers

Tuesday Mornings - 10:00 AM


Wednesdays - 4:30 PM

(Fellowship Hall)

Choir Practice

Wednesday Evenings - 7:00 PM

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Joel Davis 5/25

Paula McAllister 5/28

Charlene Stoltenhoff 5/29

Melissa Cofield 5/30

Nancy Fisher 5/31

Donna Baker 5/31

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Hertford United Methodist Church


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From Our

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David Blackman

"Driving With David"

The Lord for All Time

Beacon District Newsletter - May 24, 2023

Pray As You Go

Daily Prayer Practice

Bishop's Office


 Connie Shelton

The People of the

United Methodist Church

What We Believe 

How We Serve

Ways to Grow


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The Outreach Ministries group needs your help. In order to help grow the membership of HUMC, we would like to send a card to all newcomers who move into Perquimans County.

In order to send this "Come meet new friends this Sunday at Hertford United Methodist Church . . . ., " we need the names and addresses for any folks who are new to the area.

Please provide this information to:

Nancy Lodge:

nancylodge62@gmail.com or 252-333-9208

Lynne Raymond

63lynner@gmail.com or 426-5102 and we will do the rest.

As always, thanks for helping us grow!


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