Children and Parents – come and enjoy an afternoon of Christmas teas, hot cocoa, and treats. We will sing songs, make crafts and bring Christmas stories to life! Come early and watch the Dunn Christmas Parade! Party begins at 3:00 pm at The Cellar (108 N Wilson St) after the Dunn Christmas Parade. Parents can stay and join the fun OR leave your children and head out for some Christmas shopping without the kiddos!...
When I was the age my girls are now, I went to church choir practice every week after school. Surely, church choir is where my love of music began. We learned music theory, we played different musical instruments, we played musical games, went on musical scavenger hunts, sang about freckles and invisible dogs and we learned to be worship leaders. We worked hard to perfect the art of standing still on the risers and opening our mouths (3 fingertips wide) at precisely the right time. I remember lots of the songs I learned......
Psalm 122 proclaims, “I was glad when they said to me, ‘let us go into the house of the Lord.'” The children at our church share so much joy and truly love coming to “the house of the Lord”. It is wonderful that the number of children is growing! It is our responsibility to love, teach, and help our children grow. It is you, the people of the church, that makes Hood Memorial such a special place for the children to be. One way to live out our new mission to offer love to all is......
At one moment during worship this past Sunday – when our children were especially excited – Miss Skylar hopped up onto the stage and I motioned to her to come sit with me. She walked right over and I picked her up and placed her in my lap. I whispered to her, “Do you see all those people out there who came today to worship God? Isn’t that wonderful?” Through her smile, she mumbled, “Uh-Huh!” “Do you see your mommy and Gigi out there?” I asked. “Uh-Huh,” she giggled. “I bet you are......
Love wins…help us share that message with our community!! We will have a Valentine’s Brunch at the Cellar children and families on Saturday, February 18th from 9-11AM. Bring a can of food for a local food pantry and enjoy brunch and hot chocolate. We will sing and dance, make notes of love for members of our community and have a great time together!!...
Sunday morning, I witnessed the worship of God with new eyes. I watched young children play instruments and dance while the congregation lifted their voices singing “Beautiful words, wonderful words, wonderful words of life…” It was perhaps a glimpse of the kingdom of heaven where adults and children are all worshipping God together…in their own unique expressions. After lunch on Sunday, parents, grandparents, and leaders of our young children gathered to discuss directions we would like to go with our ministry to children and families and how we can best reach out......
Children of all ages are invited to a Tea & Tunes Party. We will have tea, goodies, games, crafts, and singing. Join us in the backroom of the Cellar as we have a traditional tea party with sing-along to children’s favorite songs. RSVP on the Facebook Event Page ...