As the moon reflects the light of the sun; we at Impact seek to grow into people who also reflect the light -the light of the Son
Our vision is to live as people shining the light of Christ, seeking to make a positive "Impact" in the world.
At Impact, we hope to affect the way we live in community together: learning from one another and sharing with one another our rich heritage and history, stories and culture, as we build and fortify relationships seeking to serve one another.
Ephesians 4:1-6; Micah 6:8
WHAT WE DO
We seek to stir up the love and gifts in one another, endeavoring to serve Christ at the highest level: love in the highest degree!
PASTOR REV. TRACY BASS
Pastor Tracy L. Bass [BA, M.Div., JD] is a native of Norfolk and an Ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church. Before returning to Virginia, Pastor Tracy served several churches in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and as the East District Superintendent overseeing and collaborating with nearly 100 congregations primarily located in Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery Counties. Pastor Tracy is a passionate preacher and teacher who has been called to speak across the ecumenical spectrum. Pastor Tracy has received a number of honors and awards and has been recognized for academic achievement, evangelism and community service. Pastor Tracy has served on a variety of local, district, and conference boards and agencies including serving as Board Secretary for Wespath, the largest reporting denominational investor in the world – and among the top 100 of all U.S. pension funds. Prior to his call to ministry, Pastor Tracy worked as a “Philadelphia Lawyer” and he continues to be a member of the Pennsylvania Bar.
Rev. Bass’ life and decisions are informed by these words: “Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples” (John 13:5, NLT). Rev. Bass is married to Tracy Y. Bass, his wife of 30 years. They have two young adult sons, Braelin and Tauren.
From Pastor Tracy: Bless the Lord, O my soul! We are so very excited that you are checking in with us and we are delighted to be serving in Chesapeake and working alongside the wonderful people of South Norfolk. We look forward to meeting you all learning and growing in Christ’s love together!
An essential part of impacting lives, community and the world is God’s divine grace working in us at our Baptism where we are initiated into the Church. Baptism is a symbol of our new life in Christ. For United Methodists, both adults and children can be baptized by sprinkling, immersion or pouring.
Holy Communion is the meal we share giving thanks for Jesus’ sacrifice and receive grace to empower us to go on in Christian living.
If you are watching and participating in Holy Communion service on August 1,2021, as the gathered community, we will include sharing in Holy Communion. If you are watching and participating on a later recorded version of a prior worship service, we hope you will be blessed during this time together, and we invite you to join us again on each first Sunday of the month for the communion part of what you will observe.
Please take time to spiritually prepare your hearts as you also prepare your Communion elements.
You will want to gather: bread/crackers and grape juice. If you do not have grape juice, use your best judgment on a replacement (i.e. juice, water).
Though physically separated from one another, we are still bound together as family through our baptism and as the children of God. Our shared partaking-of God’s Holy Meal transcends both time and space as a means of grace. May God bless you and our time together.