Mission & Ministry


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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09
Nov 2017
As For Me...

We serve God by serving others. Sounds simple, but in practice it’s more complicated. Just ask Joshua. Joshua understood the difficulty of serving God. And at the end of then book which bears his name in the Hebrew Bible, Joshua tries to explain the difficulty to the people of Israel. The story goes like this: Joshua: You should serve God, but if you can’t don’t make the commitment. Ok, now choose…who will you serve? As for my family , we will serve God. People: We will serve God! Joshua: No, you won’t.......

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14
Aug 2017
A Mile In My Shoes

Jerry is an occasional guest on Sunday mornings with our church family. According to him, our family of faith has shown him welcome when other churches have not. And I have heard many within our congregation share how much Jerry has to offer to our community. For example, he shares valuable insights during Bible Studies or in Small Groups and adds a beautiful voice to our singing. From talking with Jerry, he is very aware that many people see him only as a person in need. Yes, he is disabled and on......

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08
May 2017
Let's Celebrate!

Pastor Jason shared with the church board during his report on Sunday that it was time to plan a celebration.  As a church, we have a lot to celebrate.  We have come to the end of a long journey: we now have a mission and vision statement to be proud of.  We have new pastors.  We have grown our children’s ministry and young adult population.  Let’s party!! As a whole, the Church (universal) does not always do a great job of celebrating along our journey together.  We have certain celebrations that are......

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29
Mar 2017
Meet People Where They Are

On Sunday, I spoke about God’s call to welcome all people without conditions. (If you missed the sermon, listen here.) In the story of the man at the Pool of Bethesda, Jesus stops, pays attention to, and helps a man who was judged and ignored by the rest of society. I asked us all to consider this question: Will we follow Jesus and offer unconditional welcome, unconditional service, unconditional love, and unconditional grace to all people? I want to answer this question with a resounding, “Yes!” And yet I know how easy......

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28
Mar 2017
Stop Hunger Now

“You are what you eat,” as the saying goes. While we tend to use this phrase to consider healthy food choices, this saying has a more alarming implication: If someone has nothing to eat, does that mean that person is nothing? For someone who does not have access to daily meals, who cannot afford enough food, who does not have healthy food options within reach, the saying “you are what you eat” is demoralizing, disempowering and downright frightening. And I think those of us who do have plenty to eat should consider our......

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