Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! -Psalm 150:4 Did you know that Hood Memorial has had a pipe organ since 1923? Did you know that our organ was built by one of the finest American organ builders? Did you know that Skinner organs are known for their tone and quality sounds? Did you know that the Ladies Society of the Christian Church of Dunn, NC are the ones that spear-headed the efforts to get an organ in their new sanctuary and were responsible for......
Help us extend our love to the community by inviting a neighbor or friend to join us our Family Movie Night. This week we will gather at Sweet Frog on W Cumberland St. for a Frozen Yogurt Treat (your treat) and the Disney/Pixar movie “Coco” (our treat). Friday, July 13th 7:30 pm gather set up your chair/blanket, park car, purchase & enjoy frozen yogurt, play, dance 8:15 pm “Coco” @ Sweet Frog 1725 W Cumberland St If you missed Sunday’s Sermon or want to hear it again, read or listen here: God’s Only Option......
One of the phrases used in our church since before I arrived is this: “God Welcomes Everyone” I admit that I had a part in adding to the end of this phrase: “…And So Do We.” We have been using this tagline a lot over the past year and a half. It sums up some important pieces of our mission and vision statements in a very concise way. So it is a great one liner to put on our brochures, signs and website. Welcome is about greeting and receiving someone with kindness......
The 2006 movie Amazing Grace featured the story behind the well-loved text written in 1774. John Newton was a former slave trader and sailor turned preacher. You can imagine that he felt the need for God’s grace in his life. The text was allegedly written for a New Year’s Service in 1774 where Newton preached on 1 Chronicles 17. In that Scripture, the prophet Nathan reports to David that God will bless him and his throne will continue. David then goes before the Lord and asks “Who am I, O Lord God, and......
Welcome. It seems such a simple idea practiced through friendly greetings, warm invitations, kind receptions, complimentary acknowledgements, and attentive presence. Yet true welcome is far more elusive than we typically think. It is commonly said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The same is true for welcome. Try as we might to make someone feel welcomed, we often fail and do not even realize it. What makes one person feel welcome may make another person feel smothered or accosted. For example, think of ways folks have been welcomed at......