The above sign, at Morehead United Methodist Church on Horse Pen Creek might go unnoticed on a sunny summer day. However, on a snowy, winter day, the sign almost popped off the vinyl. The message is representative of so many houses of worship in the USA today. As churches scramble to keep and grow membership, one solution has been to offer both contemporary and traditional services, and to have a website available for people who are shopping for a church.
The Morehead congregation works very hard to invite people into their church. They often hold Saturday hotdog sales and have other events open to the public. Historically, their congregation has been comprised of rural, county folks. Then again, the church dates back to 1888 when just about everything around Greensboro was rural. Morehead Church was originally located on property donated by the Morehead family, land that is now part of North Battleground Avenue. The church documents their interesting history on their website; a history that includes building, relocating, rebuilding, merging, growing, and transforming; a pattern that is so common today. From the website, to the community functions, everything about Morehead UMC sounds inviting and accepting.
We love the rainbow sign; the snow, not so much. (But the sum was greater than its parts). Happy first day of March!