Hope from Hood


17
Oct 2018
Pledge the Pink

Did you know that two of our members will be island jumping and dancing with flamingos next weekend (October 26-28th)?  That sounds like an exotic vacation, doesn’t it? On the contrary Lisa Willis, Emily Barefoot, and their friend Darlene Parker will be working tirelessly to raise funds and awareness for Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatments through the Pledge the Pink Event.  Over three days, this team of women from our area will join hundreds of others who will be walking/running 30 miles in 3 days covering 3 islands.  They begin on Fripp Island,......

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12
Sep 2018
Preparations. . .

. . .I will be with you. -Isaiah 43:2 We hope you have all the water and bread you may need.  We hope you have stored up lots of peanut butter and jelly.  We hope you have your batteries and candles ready.  We hope you have a plan for communication if the power goes out.  We hope you have tied down all swings and outdoor furniture.  We know each of you have your own checklists.  We encourage and invite you to check out this website with last minute tips and hints about......

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11
Sep 2018
Pulling Together

I remember exactly where I was when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. I was student teaching at Trinity Middle School in Washington, PA. I had been at school only a short time when the attacks happened. I remember gathering with teachers in the lounge watching the TV. I remember everyone in the school coming together to reassure and support the students. And then another plane crashed less than two hours from us in Somerset County, PA. Panic among students and parents ensued. And what happened next was......

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04
Sep 2018
Back to the New Testament: Romans

No excuses!  The truth is I didn’t finish the New Testament in six months.  I got behind and almost gave up.  After a conversation or two, I realized there were a few others who may have gotten behind in the readings.  So, let’s pick up where we left off and continue reading through the New Testament.  We can do this together…and we still have a lot to learn. We are picking back up with Romans.  As you begin to reread the letter Paul wrote to the early believers in Rome, consider what......

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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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09
Aug 2018
Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene.  She is probably one of the more well-known characters from the New Testament.  However, I wonder how of her popularity is due to her appearances in the gospel stories and how much of her popularity is contributed to artwork and ideas and fictional stories that have appeared over the course of the last few centuries. On Sunday, we return to the Biblical accounts of Mary Magdalene. So in preparation for Sunday, get your wheels spinning.  Think about Mary Magdalene. Reflect on what you really know about her. Who is she? ......

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18
Jul 2018
Listen for the Whispers

-1 Kings 19:11-12   A few days ago a church member sent us this article that was both comforting and encouraging to us and we wanted to share it with you.  This is an article entitled Listen Carefully by Sue Kidd.  It is taken from the Guideposts publication Fragile Moments:When God Speaks in Whispers. Not long ago I heard a story about a young man and an old preacher. The young man had lost his job and didn’t know which way to turn. So he went to see the old preacher. Pacing about the......

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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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23
May 2018

Join us Sunday mornings as we explore popular sayings that miss the point. They are simple phrases, such as: Everything happens for a reason God helps those who help themselves Love the sinner, hate the sin and others. 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.1 From 10:00 – 10:30 am......

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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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