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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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12
Feb 2018
Talitha cum

He took her by the hand and said to her “Talitha cum”, which means “Little girl, get up!” There are so many new things that stood out to me this time I read this story from Mark 5.  The fact is, there are not many accounts of Jesus healing children.  We know Jesus’ love of children and he taught us how important they are in the Kingdom of Heaven.  But, we only get a handful of one of one experiences with children and this is one of them. The image from this......

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06
Feb 2018
Healing Touch

Touching someone’s life is powerful. Prayers, visits, phone calls, cards of encouragement, meals, sitting together, singing together, listening together…these all have tremendous power to bring healing into our lives. This is part of the message I shared on Sunday. And I threw some research and data at you all that showed exactly how powerful touching someone’s life within a community of faith can be. But numbers and research can be a bit overwhelming when it is just spoken. So, I want to share that with you again today in writing. Power of......

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31
Jan 2018
Love Wins Kids Missions Projects

We are soon starting a church-wide focus on missions and serving others. You will hear more about that soon. Our children will also be participating. We will be having Love Wins Kids Mission Nights on the second Wednesday of every month February-May.  This will give our children of all ages a chance to learn about serving others and sharing God’s love to their neighbors and community. This class will be designed to give children projects they can be involved in hands on. Our first mission focus for the kids will be creating......

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06
Dec 2017
White Gift Tradition

One of my favorite traditions while I was a student at Hollins University was the White Gift Service.  It was a worship service held in the University’s beautiful duPont chapel on one of the first Sundays in December.  As a member of the Hollins Chapel Choir, we prepared beautiful Advent and Christmas music for this occasion each year.  The service also included scripture, appropriate readings, candle lighting, bells from the carillon, stories, dance, and instrumental music from the large pipe organ, and solo performances from the music staff.   Many people in the......

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27
Nov 2017

One of the opening numbers of the Broadway musical Godspell is “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord” . It is sung first by the character John the Baptist and then the rest of the cast joins in.  The spirited song quotes the words from John the Baptist’s sermon reminding folks that he is not the Holy One but indeed there is one more powerful than he that will come after him. One of the ways that the Church prepares for the coming of their Savior is by adorning their sanctuaries with......

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