This Sunday we celebrate Father’s Day. In our worship we will celebrate and pray for all the men in our church for the ways they are committed to our God and teach us through their example. During this 130th anniversary year, we remember some of the men that have laid foundations of ministry at Hood Memorial Christian Church and have demonstrated a life devoted to Christ. Today we here from Karen Tart Krueger about her father, “Tittle” Tart. Daddy loved this church. William S. “Tittle” Tart was born in 1925 and Hood......
Today’s blog continues our short series on mothers of the church. We share stories of mothers along our faith journey–women and mothers in our church family who helped shape the faith of their own children or others around them. Also, in honor of our 130th year of ministry in Dunn, we have collected stories and memories of women whose legacy and influence of faith continues through the ministry and work of our church family. We wanted to share these stories with our church family in our gratitude for all they contributed to strengthen......
Why do you love Hood Memorial Christian Church…? What is Hood to you…? This week we are putting together a short video (2-3 minutes) about our church. We want to know all your warm fuzzy feelings about our church family! How is Hood special to you? What is your experience as part of our church family? What has Hood meant to you over the years? How has Hood helped you through parts of your life? What (or who) in our church has touched you in meaningful ways? So, all you have to......
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......
Summer is right around the corner: hot weather, cool pools, bright sun, lush mountains, beautiful oceans, incredible destinations, excited friends and family. It is that time of year when so many of us are ready for a break from the daily, weekly and monthly routine. It’s time to play. It’s time to celebrate and enjoy one another and God’s creation. And yet, typically church attendance drops off at this time of year. Now it’s totally understandable. We are all traveling, vacationing, resting, and relaxing. We are doing activities that our body, mind,......