This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. -John 15:12 As some of our children are at camp and we are looking towards the fall, I have been reflecting on all the wonderful opportunities of service our children have had this summer to reach out to our community. Our children, in many ways, are really learning what Jesus meant we he said “love one another.” Our children are learning to love people they don’t know or haven’t met yet. They are learning to show love to......
but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. -Isaiah 40:31 You know, I continue to be amazed at how much children can teach us about our relationship with God if we pay attention!! During the 301 Yard Sale, our children will be selling lemonade at their Lemonade Stand. Our children are reaching out to help other children in need. What a mission…what a way to share God’s love–being there for young people and......
Church Family, Merry Christmas! Our worship has centered around Drawing Near to God through the life of the Christ Child. I was most moved by the Sunday that we focused on Drawing Near to Wonder. We adorned our sanctuary with beautiful decorations and when we were finished, the worship space was truly a “wonder to behold.” And the beauty of our sanctuary pointed us to sit in wonder Jesus Christ coming to earth again. Advent is a time of preparing for Christ to enter our lives again and so we are left......
Worship. Like many of you, my soul does not feel at peace when I am not in the hallowed walls of the sanctuary on Sunday mornings at 11:00 am. Our traditions and habits have ingrained in us a sense of responsibility to honor God in a particular way in particular place. Those traditions and habits form us into the Christians we are. Thanks be to God. So, I miss not gathering together this morning with each of you. There’s a piece of me that is missing by not being with you. Yet,......
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......
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.......
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!...