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Donations for the Homeless

Are you are shopping for friends and family this Christmas?  It’s also time to think about “gifts” for our less fortunate neighbors.  In January, we will distribute “Manna kits” to Portsmouth’s homeless community.  These kits contain items for warmth as well as hygiene.  The following items are needed to fill our kits. 

  • Men & women’s white cotton socks
  • Warm hats, gloves and scarves
  • Travel size deodorant
  • Baby powder, lotion and Chapstick
  • Toothbrush / toothpaste
  • Monetary donations are also accepted

Please place your donations in the basket on the table in the Tower Room.  This is one wonderful way we can share the true meaning and joy of the season.

Elizabeth River District Leadership
Training Day

Building on Bishop Lewis’ vision for the Annual Conference, this year’s District Training Day will focus on encouraging disciples to be lifelong learners, empower disciples to influence others and to serve.

When: January 20, 2018
Where: New Creation UMC
4320 Bruce Road
Chesapeake 23321

Cost: $12 for homemade, all you can eat soup bar catered by Ukraine Mission Team from New Creation UMC.

Registration forms and workshop information are on the table outside the church office or you can register online @ 

Deadline for registration is January 11, 2018.



Good News Bible Club  

Centenary UMC hosts a Good News Bible Club at Churchland Elementary every Monday that school is in session from 3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Parents download the registration form, complete and send with your child to the Churchland Elementary School Library at 3:45 p.m.  Be sure to pick up your child at 5 p.m. Thank you.

Registration Form

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SPLASH has Returned!

6-7:30pm. Meeting dates through year end:   12/17 (Christmas party).  Ages 4-10.

An invitation to prayer ministry for retired men and women of our church and community. Bring a brown bag for lunch and fellowship at 11 a.m. Coffee, tea and lemonade provided.
Mondays 10:00 a.m.

If you shop at Kroger’s…

…please register your shopper’s card to the CUMC NPO number 85302.  Kroger’s will give a portion of their profit for every purchase we make to CUMC.  It’s that simple.  To register go to  Have your card handy, as you will need it to open new account.  If you don’t already have a Kroger card, visit the customer service desk and they will get you a card and assist you through the process.
Questions, call the church office 484-5051.  Thanks!!