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,......