Did you know that two of our members will be island jumping and dancing with flamingos next weekend (October 26-28th)? That sounds like an exotic vacation, doesn’t it? On the contrary Lisa Willis, Emily Barefoot, and their friend Darlene Parker will be working tirelessly to raise funds and awareness for Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatments through the Pledge the Pink Event. Over three days, this team of women from our area will join hundreds of others who will be walking/running 30 miles in 3 days covering 3 islands. They begin on Fripp Island,......
“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,......
The Harnett County Partnership for Children (HCPC) recently approached our church with an immediate need for space to host its Ready to Grow Play Group in the Dunn area. We had to make a quick decision with little time to spread the word within our church family. So, this week we are thrilled to share the news that the HCPC is now leasing space on our third floor and this amazing new ministry is now happening on our church campus! Ready To Grow Playgroups are free and provide fun opportunities for children to......
For those reading through the New Testament together, how is it going? What are you learning/re-learning by going through the book of Luke? How are you being changed? I have made it through the first 8 chapters of Luke. I realize that I have missed out on a lot of Luke’s passages before. We dwell a lot of the popular stories of Luke such as the stories of Jesus’ birth, Jesus as a boy in the temple, John the Baptist, the temptation in the wilderness, and the healings. As I have begun......
One of the hymns found in our Chalice Hymnal that is newer and not heard as frequently is titled in English “Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore”. The text to this hymn was originally written in Spanish by Catholic priest, Cesareo Gabarain. During his career, Gabarain served as a college chaplain, nursing home chaplain, and he served as a parish priest. Gabarain wrote this hymn based on the calling of the disciples in Luke 5. As you listen to this hymn, you can imagine Peter putting down his nets and follow......