“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,......
Friends, We continue to pray and reach out to those most effected by Hurricane Florence. Many have been asking what we can do. As a congregation, we are going to work with the Week of Compassion and Church World Service efforts for hurricane relief. We are working on putting together Emergency Clean-up buckets and our children’s class will help assemble them. Our goal is to complete 25 buckets to send to the coast. These buckets are pretty extensive, so we will need your help in providing the items and equipment needed to......
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......
We have a couple of note-worthy (or blog-worthy) items to share with you! Our church will be volunteering at the DUMA food pantry Tuesday, June 26th from 9:00am-2:00pm. If you have any time that you can volunteer, please come and join us as we serve members of our community. This is another opportunity for our church to make a difference in Dunn by reaching out with open arms to folks in our community that may need our care. We hope you will be able to join us. Please take note of Pastor......
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.......
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......
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!...
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......
“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......
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......