“Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it.” – Song of Solomon 8:7 (NRSV) In addition to meeting the needs of folks in our own community, we continue to pray and reach out to areas of our state closer to the coast that were devastated by Hurricane Florence. Earlier this week, I wrote about our church’s efforts to assemble clean-up buckets for Church World Service to deliver to counties in our state that need them most. Check out Tuesday’s blog with a checklist of items needed for these buckets. Today,......
Make plans to join us for a end of the summer celebration!! We will swim, fellowship, and play to celebrate the end of a great summer and the beginning of a brand new school year!! This is a great time to bring a friend and share with them about our church. We will gather at 3:00pm and eat around 4:30pm. Everyone is invited to join us. Check back for location and more details....
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......
Join the family of faith at Hood Memorial Christian Church on Friday, June 1 for an evening outdoors at the movies! We will watch the new live action/computer animated comedy Peter Rabbit in a Drive-In style environment. You can watch from a lawn chair, a beach towel, or from the comfort of your car. You will be able to listen to the movie via our sound system or from your vehicle’s AM/FM radio. Popcorn and drinks will be available. Where: Parking Lot of Hood Memorial Christian Church When: 7:30 pm (music and......
One of my favorite traditions while I was a student at Hollins University was the White Gift Service. It was a worship service held in the University’s beautiful duPont chapel on one of the first Sundays in December. As a member of the Hollins Chapel Choir, we prepared beautiful Advent and Christmas music for this occasion each year. The service also included scripture, appropriate readings, candle lighting, bells from the carillon, stories, dance, and instrumental music from the large pipe organ, and solo performances from the music staff. Many people in the......
What is home to you? Better yet, who is home to you? You are probably thinking about a house, a city, a neighborhood, family members or maybe even a roommate or really good friend. Listen to how Israel answers the question in Psalm 90 through Eugene Petersen’s translation called The Message: God, it seems you’ve been our home forever; long before the mountains were born, long before you brought earth itself to birth, from “once upon a time” to “kingdom come”—you are God. (v1-2) God is their home. God has been their home for......
Outdoor Movie Night featuring Cars! Cars 3 just came out in June. So we’ll take a trip back to 2006 when the hilarious original Cars was in theaters. Join us at 7:30 for an Ice Cream Sundae Bar and Kids Dance Music before the movie begins at Sunset (around 7:55pm). Free and open to everyone! Where: Parking Lot of Hood Memorial Christian Church (300 E Cumberland St) What to Bring: Lawn Chair, Car, Radio, Blankets, Snacks, Children, Parents, Grandparents…! We will watch Drive-In style. You may sit on towels, lawn chairs or......
Family can be messy. From those who have become estranged because of some family conflict, to those crazy, eccentric relatives, to siblings who just don’t seem to understand one another, to parents with differing or unrealistic expectations, to you name it…family can be messy. Most of us are uncomfortable with mess. We either want to clean it up, fix it, and mend what is broken. Or we want to steer clear of the mess altogether. After all, if it is out of sight, then it is out of mind, right? The truth......
Join the family of faith at Hood Memorial Christian Church on Sunday June 25 for an evening outdoors at the movies! Where: Parking Lot of Hood Memorial Christian Church When: 7:30 pm What to Bring: Lawn Chair, Car, Radio, Blankets, Snacks, Children, Parents, Grandparents…! We will watch a family-friendly movie Drive-In style. You may sit on towels, lawn chairs or even in your car. You will be able to listen to the movie via our sound system or from your own AM/FM radio (which means you can even watch from the A/C......