Mission & Ministry


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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26
Sep 2018
Hurricane Relief Efforts

“Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it.”  – Song of Solomon 8:7 (NRSV) In addition to meeting the needs of folks in our own community, we continue to pray and reach out to areas of our state closer to the coast that were devastated by Hurricane Florence.  Earlier this week, I wrote about our church’s efforts to assemble clean-up buckets for Church World Service to deliver to counties in our state that need them most.  Check out Tuesday’s blog with a checklist of items needed for these buckets.  Today,......

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24
Sep 2018
Mission: Clean-up Buckets

Friends, We continue to pray and reach out to those most effected by Hurricane Florence.  Many have been asking what we can do.  As a congregation, we are going to work with the Week of Compassion and Church World Service efforts for hurricane relief.  We are working on putting together Emergency Clean-up buckets and our children’s class will help assemble them.  Our goal is to complete 25 buckets to send to the coast.  These buckets are pretty extensive, so we will need your help in providing the items and equipment needed to......

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15
Sep 2018
A Guide for Worship (the work of the Lord)

Worship.  Like many of you, my soul does not feel at peace when I am not in the hallowed walls of the sanctuary on Sunday mornings at 11:00 am.  Our traditions and habits have ingrained in us a sense of responsibility to honor God in a particular way in particular place.  Those traditions and habits form us into the Christians we are.  Thanks be to God.  So, I miss not gathering together this morning with each of you.  There’s a piece of me that is missing by not being with you. Yet,......

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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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13
Aug 2018
Welcome Ready to Grow Play Groups!

The Harnett County Partnership for Children (HCPC) recently approached our church with an immediate need for space to host its Ready to Grow Play Group in the Dunn area.  We had to make a quick decision with little time to spread the word within our church family. So, this week we are thrilled to share the news that the HCPC is now leasing space on our third floor and this amazing new ministry is now happening on our church campus! Ready To Grow Playgroups are free and provide fun opportunities for children to......

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19
Jun 2018
Please Note!

We have a couple of note-worthy (or blog-worthy) items to share with you! Our church will be volunteering at the DUMA food pantry Tuesday, June 26th from 9:00am-2:00pm.  If you have any time that you can volunteer, please come and join us as we serve members of our community.  This is another opportunity for our church to make a difference in Dunn by reaching out with open arms to folks in our community that may need our care.  We hope you will be able to join us. Please take note of Pastor......

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14
Mar 2018
The Ocean

There’s a story about Starfish that speaks about how a single person can make a difference in the world and about how even the smallest act makes a difference for someone. You have probably heard this story before, but let me remind you: One day, an old man was walking along a beach that was littered with thousands of starfish that had been washed ashore by the high tide. As he walked he came upon a young boy who was eagerly throwing the starfish back into the ocean, one by one. Puzzled,......

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06
Mar 2018
Buddy Backpacks

On Wednesday, March 14th, our children will be sorting and packing bags for Buddy Backpacks of Harnett County.  Below is information about the efforts of Buddy Backpacks and what schools they serve in Harnett County.  This information is taken directly from the website: Buddy Backpacks for Harnett County. About Buddy Backpacks Program For Harnett County, Inc. Purpose The program is designed to provide nutritious food to school children who have little or nothing to eat over the weekend.  The program recognizes that study is not the primary concern of a hungry child.......

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01
Mar 2018
A Mission of Love

To participate in mission is to participate in the movement of God’s love toward people, since God is a fountain of sending love. David J. Bosch As we continue to reflect on mission this Lent, consider this quote from missiologist and theologian David Bosch. He reminds us that mission begins with God as a movement of love, specifically the divine sending love towards humans. Let’s explore this for just a few moments. God’s love is understood by Christians in a specific way. It’s not just an abstract love. Instead, it is a......

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