Updates


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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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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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Apr 2018
Joining Hands

Joining hands across our community is a powerful act. It symbolizes our longing to live in unity with one another. It enacts our belief that we have much in common. It embodies our hope that together we can make a difference in our community. And in a time when dissension, division, and disunion is rampant within our society, joining hands across the distance of our communities and in spite of our differences speaks to a core hope of our Christian faith and practice: “that they may all be one,” as Jesus prayed......

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Feb 2018
A Lent of Serving

“I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, I was homeless and you gave me a room, I was shivering and you gave me clothes, I was sick and you stopped to visit, I was in prison and you came to me.” On Sunday, Pastor Jason challenged us to see this Lenten season as an opportunity.  During this season of self-reflection and repentance we are asking you to consider Jesus’ words in Matthew 25.  We encounter people everyday that are hungry, thirsty, homeless, and......

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Aug 2017
Freeway

Freeway – a not so perfect guide to freedom…just 12 days away! I am incredibly excited for our family of faith at Hood MCC to experience this amazing journey together! Freeway is a spiritual journey for those who have realized they have spent too much of their life believing something about themselves or others or God that turns out to be not the least bit true. It’s for those who have wrestled with regrets or have been labeled or stigmatized or called something that, if we are honest, kinda hurt. Freeway is......

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Jun 2017
Updates for the Week of June 26

Thanks for a Wonderful Movie Night! A special thank you to all who helped with Movie Night on Sunday: the men of the church for planning and set-up, all who donated drinks and popcorn, Lee for Snow Cones, Rick and Maere Kay for the Popcorn machine, Mark Hammond for securing our FM transmitter, Tom Williams for the use of the projector…andall who attended! We had a blast and received great comments and lots of ideas about doing other Movie Nights throughout the year. July Fourth Party at the Lashmit’s Lake House This Saturday,......

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20
Jun 2017
Movie Night and Pastor Joanie Preaching!

Movie Night at Hood is this coming Sunday evening! Please plan to attend – and please invite family, friends, and neighbors! We are currently collecting: Can Sodas (Coke, Pepsi, Diet, Sprite, Lemonade) Large Bags of Pre-Popped Popcorn (Sam’s/Costco sized bags) Please help by contributing an item from the list above. You may bring it to the church on Sunday morning when you come to worship. Also, if you have not voted for your movie choice (or invited someone to do so), please use the link below to vote! Click here for details......

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22
May 2017
Stump The Pastor

I love good conversation, especially when it is about the deep, spiritual parts of life and faith. I actually enjoy struggling through tough issues, whether about God, life or the community around us. In fact, I usually get energized when a question or problem just utterly stumps me. So, I am issuing a challenge to Hood Memorial Christian Church: See if you can Stump the Pastor! Join me this Wednesday, May 24 at 6:00 pm in the Parlor/Pastor Study for an hour of questions and conversation. Bring the hardest faith question you......

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May 2017
God, Our Mother

Mother’s Day can be both a great day…and a difficult day. The church has too often only celebrated and honored the prototypical mother: a female with living, biological children. Last year at Hood, we celebrated every kind of mother: biological, foster, adoptive, pregnant, deceased, soon-to-be, step-mothers, mentor mothers, mothers who have had miscarriages…you get the idea. And we will do that again this year. (In fact, don’t forget to bring a picture of one or more mother figures in your life to church this Sunday – we will use the pictures in......

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02
May 2017
Hearing God's Voice

We are called to study and read scripture for ourselves. Rather than having tests of faith and creedal statements, we critically and thoughtfully study scripture, taking into account the history and background – the context – in which it was written. This statement is part of the identity of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the group of churches with which our church is in a covenant relationship (sometimes called a denomination). In fact, most protestant churches were founded on similar statements believing that every person has the right and the ability to read, study......

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