Foundations of Fathers

Foundations of Fathers

This Sunday we celebrate Father’s Day.  In our worship we will celebrate all the men in our church for the ways they are committed to our God and teach us through their example.  We recognize and pray for all fathers and men:

  • new fathers
  • fathers who have lost a child
  • fathers who never had children of their own, but lived as an example
  • men who served as teachers and mentors
  • men who struggle on their journey and still remain faithful
  • men who offer questions and thoughts that remind us all to lean on God
  • fathers and men of influence in our lives that are no longer with us

During this 130th anniversary year, we want to remember some of our “forefathers” of Hood Memorial Christian Church.  We celebrate and give thanks for the lives of people who sacrificed and gave their hearts in service of Jesus Christ at Hood Memorial.  And we want to share a few of those stories with you throughout the week.

Today we here from Martha Ann “Mott” Goff about L. A. Tart.

L. A. Tart (“Big Daddy” was my name for him) came to Dunn in 1908 from Sampson County.  He and his wife, Minnie, joined Hood Memorial Christian Church in that year.  Their five children and their children joined him in his love for the church:  Mary Elizabeth Fowler, Bozie Tart, Lee Tart, Martha Ann Goff, and Robie Butler continue his legacy.  

He was described as “a man of the people” and said of himself that he loved people.  His life was spent in community service: farming, construction, lumber, and banking.

Grandmother (Mott Tart) said when the door of the church were open, he was there.  His devotion to the Christian Church extended to his service to Atlantic Christian College, serving as a Trustee for many years.

I was happy to grow up next door.  When his car was started on Sunday morning, I jumped in for the ride to church!


301 Yard Sale

We are collecting items for the 301 Endless Yard Sale. The yard sale is this Friday and Saturday.  Donations can be brought to the church this week…if you are able, we appreciate you pricing them before you come.  We need lots of volunteers this week to help price and sort items and to help set up on the morning of the yard sale.  All monies raised go to support the ministries and missions of our church.  Join us for a fun weekend of working together!!

Kids @Hood Lemonstand!!!

Join us June 14th 11:00 am – 2:00 pm & June 15th 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Take a break during the 301 Yard Sale with a refreshing cup of Lemonade and help our kids support other children.

Alex's Lemonade Stand

Movie Night Postponed!

We postponed our old school movie night to June 28th. at 8:00 pm.  We will watch the Disney animated Aladdin from 1992! This was one of my (Pastor Jason) favorite movies from the ’90s…I know all the words! I hope you will join me at the end of the month, invite a friend, and sing along to the feat songs from Disney’s Aladdin!

We need volunteers to help set up the movie screen at 6:00 pm!



Father’s Day

Who are the men in your life that spent time with you, loved you, taught you, and inspired you in your journey with God?  What memories do you have of your dad or another man that has left a beautiful impression on your heart?  We want you to share pictures with us of your dad or other “father” figure in your life this week during worship.  Don’t forget to bring your pictures with you!!

Donuts for Dads

All of the men of the church & their guests are invited to join us on Sunday at 10:00 am as the children serve donuts to say thank you for all you have done and the many ways you taught us and shown us God’s love.  Don’t miss a free donut this Sunday at 10:00 am.



This Week:

Tuesday, June 11, 6:15 pm – Small Group
Tuesday, June 11, 6:30 pm – DWM Salad Supper and June Meeting
Wednesday, June 12, 1:30 pm – Prayer & Inspiration
Thursday, June 13, 2:00 pm – Ladles of Love, Meal preparation & delivery
Friday, June 14, All Day – 301 Yard Sale & Lemonade Stand
Saturday, June 15, All Day – 301 Yard Sale & Lemonade Stand
Sunday, June 16, 10:00 am – Donuts for Dad
Sunday, June 16, 11:00 am – Worship

Upcoming Events:

June 25, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, Volunteer Opportunity at the DUMA Food Pantry; Children (ages 5 and up) are invited to come at 9:30 and work until 11:30 am.   Parents are asked to accompany any child under the age of 8. The children will go to lunch together afterwards.

June 28, 8:00 pm, Movie Night: Aladdin


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