I love Thanksgiving. I love getting together with family. I love the food. I love the football. But in all of the celebration of Thanksgiving, sometimes the actual giving of thanks seems to be forgotten. Perhaps this year, we can make Thanksgiving a time to truly give thanks – a time to thank God for the food we eat, the house we live in, the family and friends that we hold dear, the freedoms that we have, the grace offered through the death and resurrection of Christ, and so many other blessings that each of us have.
As you pause to give thanks, I encourage you to remember those who do not have as much to give thanks for – those living in poverty, hunger, or grief. This is precisely why we take up a Thanksgiving offering. Throughout the year, this offering helps to provide heat for those that are cold, food for those that are hungry, and shelter in which to sleep. Join us in offering a portion of what God has given to help those truly in need in our community.