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E-Circuit Rider

A publication for making disciples of the family and friends of
Courthouse Community United Methodist Church in Virginia Beach, VA.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
The Local Church
Blessing of the Animals

We will be having a Blessing of the Animals this Sunday, October 10th at 4 pm in the front yard. The tradition of the blessing of the animals began as a remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi's love of all of God's creatures. Bring your pets for the celebration!
UMW is back in action!
After a long hiatus, we will be resuming meetings starting Tuesday October 12 at 6:30 in room 407. For more information contact Suzanne McIvor (757-646-0599) or Joyce Thompson (
3rd Quarter Heartbeat Update
Rather than meeting two Sundays in a row for the Heartbeat Update and for Charge Conference, the Leadership Board invites you to join in for  Charge Conference on Zoom on Sunday, October 17th at 2pm! The link to join the Zoom meeting will be sent out next week.
Adult Discipleship
Children's Sunday School
Children's Ministry at CCUMC
Children's Ministry
Covid Mitigations
Due to the circulating and highly contagious Delta variant, CDC currently recommends universal indoor masking by all students (age 2 and older), staff, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of their vaccination status. Therefore, our PRG Team has decided that effective immediately, ALL participants and volunteers in children's ministry (Nursery, Sunday School, Wednesday Nights, special events, etc.) are required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status when indoors.
Youth Ministry at CCUMC
Our Youth Ministry is looking for a few assistants to hang out with our awesome youth on Sundays and Wednesdays! If you are interested in joining us or know someone who would be a good fit, get in touch with our Director of Youth Ministries, Donna Smith, at

Youth Highlight - Trunk or Treat

This year, our Youth are joining our Children's Ministry for Trunk or Treat! The Youth will have a station at Trunk or Treat with tiny pumpkins and pumpkin decorating materials (if you would like to donate pumpkin decorating materials, i.e. googly eyes, paint, etc., drop them off in the office any time leading up to Sunday, October 24th).
The Youth have been meeting for Sunday School, Sunday evening activities, and Wednesday night mission work. In November, the Youth will be assisting the Food Pounding ministry in decorating boxes and bags for folks in need.
For more information about our Youth group and activities, contact Donna Smith at
Caring for One Another

During this time when we are physically distant from one another, we are joined to one another in prayer. Click on the image above to open our current prayer list. To add to or update information on the prayer list, email Stephanie at

Have you heard about Stephen Ministries?  They are people within your church providing one-to-one care to people going through a crisis or difficult time.  We currently have several people available to meet with you. 
For more information, call Sharon Potter at 757-630-4148.
Caring for Our Community
Have you been looking for a way to get involved in mission work with your church? Not sure where to start? Take a look at the list to see what we do!
To learn more about all of the wonderful mission opportunities here at CCUMC, click or tap the image to the left to contact our Missions Coordinator, Elizabeth Snyder.
The National Church
A document with Frequently Asked Questions about The United Methodist Church and the Boy Scouts has been developed and can be found here. For additional information, please contact the Rev. Dr. Steve Summers, Assistant to the Bishop and Director of Connectional Ministries, at
The Global Church
Click here for information on the earthquake in Haiti and how you can help.
Click here or the image above for resources to help Afghan refugees.
The deadline for submissions to the E-Circuit Rider is Wednesdays at 10 am. Please send any submissions to Stephanie at Any submissions received after that time will be added to the following week's email.
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