Dirt, Spirit, and Being Human

Dirt, Spirit, and Being Human

You and I are dirt creatures. Scripture describes us as dirt sculptures made alive by the spirit of God.

The Lord God formed the human from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the human became a living being. (Genesis 2:7)

It’s not all that different from frosty the snowman. You know, you build a human form from snow, you give it facial features, and then something magical animates good old frosty! In the snowman’s case, it was an old silk hat. In our case, it’s the spirit of God.

So we are not just dirt creatures, we are dirt-spirit creatures. Why is this important?

Well, God breathes the breath of life into the human. In Hebrew, God’s breath is called ruah. The word means breath and spirit. And this is incredible! God’s spirit moves into us. It animates us. It lives in us giving us life. The presence of God is, accordingly to Genesis, within us.

This makes a difference in how we see ourselves and in how we see one another. We are, you and me and everyone else, dirt creatures filled with the spirit of God!

Read more from Sunday’s Sermon – Belong: Why Me Means We


Outdoor Family Movie Night – This Friday at 7:30 pm

We will watch the new live action/computer animated comedy Peter Rabbit in a Drive-In style environment. You can watch from a lawn chair, a beach towel, or from the comfort of your car. Refreshments, drinks and music for dancing (especially for the kids!) at 7:30 and the movie will begin as soon as the sun begins to go down (shortly after 8pm).

Friday, June 1, 7:30 pm   (on the church lawn and parking lot)


Don’t Miss This – New Sunday Small Group Series – Half Truths

We will explore the truth behind common sayings, such as Everything Happens for a Reason, God’s Helps Those Who Helps Themselves, and Love the Sinner Hate the Sin. They sound Christian – like something you might find in the Bible. We’ve all heard them.  Maybe we’ve even said them. They capture some element of truth, yet they miss the point in important ways. Discover the whole truth by comparing Christian cliches with the wisdom found in Scripture.

Sunday Mornings from 10:00 – 10:30 am  (enjoy coffee and fellowship from 10:30 – 11:00 am)


Join a Short Term Task Force at Hood!

We are putting together a small team to create a plan to raise funds for several of our current and future projects at Hood, including:

  • Stained glass window renovation,
  • Organ repairs,
  • Electrical upgrades,
  • New hallway/nursery/parlor/office carpet installation
  • And more accessible steps to the sanctuary pulpit area.

This task force is short term and therefore will meet only a few times (2-3 meetings) to create a fundraising plan. We anticipate the first meeting to be held sometime the second or third week of June. Please contact Pastor Jason at the church office (910-892-1711) to join this task force.


This Week at Hood

Wednesday, May 30, 1:30 pm – Prayer & Inspiration
Wednesday, May 30, 6:00 pm – “Young-ish” Small group
Wednesday,May 30, 6:00 pm – No Choir practice
Thursday, May 31, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Pastor Jason at The Cellar for Drop-In Coffee & Conversation (108 N Wilson St)
Sunday, June 3, 11:00 am – Worship – Faces of Our Faith: Shiphrah and Puah (Exodus 1:8-22)

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