First Christian


Hampton, Virginia

October 12, 2017


First Christian Calls New Minister

First Christian Church celebrates the calling of a new minister!   The Rev. Vinson Wayne Miller has been called and will begin his ministry on November 1.  Vinson retired on September 8 as Commander, Chaplain Corps of the United States Navy, serving as Command Chaplain of Naval Station Norfolk.

Vinson is the son of two Disciples clergy, and after receiving his M. Div. from Lexington Theological Seminary, he served as pastor of Disciples congregations in two locations for a total of six years.  In 1993 he was asked to go into the Navy and served as a chaplain for 24 years.

Vinson and his wife Julie have been married for 34 years.  They are parents of a daughter “A.J.” (25) and a son “Ben” (21).  Vinson and Julie live in the Fox Hill area of Hampton.

The Millers have already volunteered with both the Monday Welcome Table prep and the Tuesday dinner for two weeks and are enthusiastic supporters of this outreach ministry.  Vinson’s first Sunday in the pulpit will be November 5, and a Service of Installation will take place a few weeks later.  The congregation excitedly awaits this next chapter in its long history!

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    CWF Meetings

Group 1- Thursday, October 12th at 6:00 pm Patti Moore's Home

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Food Pantry Items for H. E. L. P.

Thank you for the donations to the Hampton Ecumenical Lodgings and Provisions food pantry that you place in the basket on Sunday mornings and to Taylor Goode for transporting them to the pantry.

A review of the needed items includes the following:

Canned meats (tuna, Spam, etc.), canned vegetables, cereal (hot or cold), 1 lb. bags of rice, powdered milk, peanut butter, jam or jelly, Jell-O, corn muffin mix, crackers, fruit or vegetable juice, toilet paper, and gallon zip-lock bags. 

Please, no soda or soft drinks, or items with expired dates!

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 Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Child Mission


The boxes must be turned into First Christian Church by November 12th. Make sure you designate age and gender on the box. Labels are in the narthex. Please see the list in the narthex with items that should not be included.

If you would like to donate toward shipping cost, that is appreciated as well.

If you are interested, please see Eleanor Brown or leave your name in the office.

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                     Thank you

On behalf of faculty and students of Davis Middle School, I would like to express our extreme gratitude for your donation of school supplies to our students. Your generosity enables us to better serve the needs of our students who are less fortunate.

Violet Whiteman, Principle


Thank you so much for the use of a room in your church to store clothes for our clothing closet. We really appreciate your generosity.

Stephanie Cartwright

Davis Middle School

Family Engagement Specialist

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Welcome Table Prayer Requests:

Lead Cook

ServSafe Manager

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Welcome Table Wish List

Canned vegetables

Canned baked beans

Canned peaches or apples

Diced tomatoes

Canned sweet potatoes

Instant Mashed Potatoes

Light brown sugar

Creamed soups (chicken, mushroom, celery)



 Oct 12

CWF Group 1, 6:00 pm

 Moore’s Home

CMF, 6:30 om Parlor

Oct 26

District 8 CMF, 6:30 pm

West Side Christian

Oct 28

Fall Work Day, 7 am

Nov 2

CWF Group 2, 10:30 am