Tag: mission


06
Mar 2018
Buddy Backpacks

On Wednesday, March 14th, our children will be sorting and packing bags for Buddy Backpacks of Harnett County.  Below is information about the efforts of Buddy Backpacks and what schools they serve in Harnett County.  This information is taken directly from the website: Buddy Backpacks for Harnett County. About Buddy Backpacks Program For Harnett County, Inc. Purpose The program is designed to provide nutritious food to school children who have little or nothing to eat over the weekend.  The program recognizes that study is not the primary concern of a hungry child.......

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01
Mar 2018
A Mission of Love

To participate in mission is to participate in the movement of God’s love toward people, since God is a fountain of sending love. David J. Bosch As we continue to reflect on mission this Lent, consider this quote from missiologist and theologian David Bosch. He reminds us that mission begins with God as a movement of love, specifically the divine sending love towards humans. Let’s explore this for just a few moments. God’s love is understood by Christians in a specific way. It’s not just an abstract love. Instead, it is a......

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05
Aug 2017
Keep Harnett Beautiful Day

Join the church family at Hood Memorial Christian Church on Saturday, August 5 from 8:30am-10:00am as we help keep our county beautiful. We will focus our efforts on the neighborhood blocks right around our church building. Come out and let’s share our care and concern for the community with our neighbors. Meet in the church parking lot at 8:30am. We will head out for brunch afterwards!...

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08
May 2017
Let's Celebrate!

Pastor Jason shared with the church board during his report on Sunday that it was time to plan a celebration.  As a church, we have a lot to celebrate.  We have come to the end of a long journey: we now have a mission and vision statement to be proud of.  We have new pastors.  We have grown our children’s ministry and young adult population.  Let’s party!! As a whole, the Church (universal) does not always do a great job of celebrating along our journey together.  We have certain celebrations that are......

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28
Mar 2017
Stop Hunger Now

“You are what you eat,” as the saying goes. While we tend to use this phrase to consider healthy food choices, this saying has a more alarming implication: If someone has nothing to eat, does that mean that person is nothing? For someone who does not have access to daily meals, who cannot afford enough food, who does not have healthy food options within reach, the saying “you are what you eat” is demoralizing, disempowering and downright frightening. And I think those of us who do have plenty to eat should consider our......

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21
Mar 2017
It's Good To Be Home!

God weaves life together in unexpected ways to create something beautiful. About five years ago, we met a young man who was beginning an internship with our non-profit ministry in Charlotte.  Upon meeting him for the first time, Joanie asked, “Where are you from?” “Dunn,” he responded. “Where?” “Dunn, North Carolina.” “Where’s that?” While Jason knew the answer, Joanie learned about Dunn for the first time.  Neither of us, at that time, could have imagined that we would worship in a church in Dunn, NC, much less be called there as co-pastors. Yet......

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15
Mar 2017
Affirming Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to… serve Christ through mutually supporting one another & embodying God’s grace and love for all We envision… a diverse church led by Christ to open its doors in love and service to all This coming Sunday, we will have a church-wide conference meeting directly after worship to vote on several items. Among those items is a final vote on our proposed Mission & Vision Statements. As we prepare for that vote on Sunday, I wanted to share a few thoughts on these statements. Our Mission is to… serve Christ......

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03
Mar 2017
Our Mission & Vision

In November, the Church Board tasked a Mission-Vision Team to develop mission and vision statements for Hood Memorial Christian Church. These mission and vision statements are to be grounded in God’s call for our church through our collective voices. And they will serve as guides for decision making in the years ahead as they state our hopes, dreams and goals. Mission and vision affect every aspect of our work together as church family. They will require us to revisit our bylaws and church structure to ensure that we are being a mission......

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