Church


10
Sep 2018
Dancing in the Rain

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain. Jason and I had lunch today with a fellow Disciples of Christ pastor.  We were energized as we shared with her all of the wonderful things happening at Hood Memorial.  It feels like we are dancing…I believe it is the movement of the Holy Spirit.  From the fresh new look of new carpet to great conversation during our small group interest meeting, the Holy Spirit is at work.  Even in this week where we expect......

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05
Sep 2018
Life Is Better In Groups

Last year about this time, we kicked of a series called Freeway and encouraged everyone to participate in a small group during the series. We had great feedback from folks about small groups. In fact, one of our new small groups kept meeting all year long! Many of you have been asking about joining an ongoing small group. So, here we go! This Sunday, September 9 at 6:00 pm, Pastor Joanie and I are hosting a small group kickoff gathering at Hood. Anyone and everyone is invited. Maybe you already are part......

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20
Aug 2018
In All Things Love

One of my favorite slogans adopted by Disciples of Christ is this: In Essentials Unity, In Non-Essentials Liberty, In All Things Charity* * Charity is sometimes replaced with the word Love: In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things love. This saying dates back to at least the 1600s in Germany among Lutheran and Reformed Christians. Leaders of the Stone-Campbell Movement used this as a slogan in the mid-1800s to describe their convictions, and it has since become a mark of identity for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Of course even......

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10
Jul 2018
Hood Is...

Why do you love Hood Memorial Christian Church…? What is Hood to you…? This week we are putting together a short video (2-3 minutes) about our church. We want to know all your warm fuzzy feelings about our  church family! How is Hood special to you? What is your experience as part of our church family? What has Hood meant to you over the years? How has Hood helped you through parts of your life? What (or who) in our church has touched you in meaningful ways? So, all you have to......

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25
Jun 2018
Better Together

Have you ever tried to tackle a problem by yourself? I have a history of doing so. In school instead of studying in a group, I would typically do things on my own. I have always liked to take projects on by myself. I like the satisfaction of doing something with my own hands from start to finish. I sometimes feel bad about inconveniencing others by pulling them in to my work. I often underestimate the real amount of work needed to complete a task thinking I can handle it quickly only......

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30
May 2018
Graduation Sunday

This Sunday we will recognize our graduates during worship.  We will honor their accomplishments, pray for the next steps on their journey, and praise God for God’s presence in their lives. We will honor those who have finished preschool and are making the big move into Kindergarten. We will recognize students who have finished Elementary and Middle School.  We will also honor our graduates from high school, college, and post-graduate programs. We have started our list of graduates.  If you have anyone in your family to add who has reached one of......

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22
May 2018
Faces of Faith - New Summer Series

Stories bring people together. Stories teach us. Stories comfort us. Stories challenge us. Stories inspire us. Our lives are literally made up of hundreds and thousands of stories. There are lots of stories from our faith and we tell over and over again. Some you may know by heart. But there are also dozens of stories that get overlooked, forgotten, or set aside. This summer we are going to turn back to some of those great but often unknown stories of faith! Announcing our Summer Worship Series at Hood – Faces of......

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28
Apr 2018
A Picture Journey

At last, the restoration of our stained glass windows has begun.  Sanctuary Glass from Burlington came this week and removed the first large window from above the choir loft (the picture of Jesus visiting the home of Mary and Martha). As they removed the windows, it became more clear the need for work on these historical pieces of artwork.  The lead that lined the frames and between each piece of glass was literally peeling away from the glass after they removed it.  Also, we were shocked to see the extent of the......

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16
Apr 2018
Missing Details

Our Church Board has approved the refurbishment of 13 Stained Glass Windows in our sanctuary. Today, I got word that the company doing the work will come to remove the first of those windows – the large window featuring the story of Mary and Martha from Luke 10. It’s pretty exciting to get this work underway after so many months of discernment. As I sat thinking about the removal, refurbishment, and reinstallation of this first window, I realized that for several weeks there will be plywood in the space of that large......

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09
Apr 2018
Bar-B-Que Fundraiser

This Friday is our Church Barbecue Fundraiser from 11am-2pm.  We are busy selling tickets.  Tickets are $8.  If you are able to sell tickets this week, please come by the church office or call the office 910-892-2711.  We also need help in the following areas: Set-up beginning at 10:00am Serving plates (from 11am-2pm) Collecting tickets Delivering meals to local Dunn organizations Making desserts Clean-up (beginning at 2pm) If you are available to help, please contact Joanie by emailing: joanie@littletreenc.org or calling 919-632-0969. A lot is happening in our church and in our......

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