Thanksgiving Outreach 2021
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessa 5:18
Thanksgiving Outreach happens in November and includes donating boxes of Thanksgiving meals and or gift cards for families in need. Volunteers are also needed to assist with the collection and deliver the donations.
No matter what religion, race, or demographic, people come together to celebrate friends, family, and all that they are grateful for. While not religious in nature, Thanksgiving is a time for churches to share the Christian message by reaching out to the community. It’s a great season to consider ways you can support and encourage those less fortunate or going through hard times in your community.
We have so much for which to be thankful, even in difficult times. First and foremost, we can give thanks to God for our eternal salvation. Beyond that, what else can you give thanks for this year? Maybe the food on your plate, your health, your skills and talents, your community, a particular friend, God’s Word, his comfort, his presence, his faithfulness? What else can you add?
As Christians, thanksgiving has a deeper, more profound meaning. It is not just a holiday, it’s a daily spiritual practice that deepens our faith life and enriches our relationship with God. It is a practice that can help center us and give us strength in seasons of sorrow and pain. Gratitude flows from a humble, grateful heart, but as humans this attitude doesn’t always come naturally to us. It’s not surprising that we might need to cultivate this spiritual practice by creating intentional habits of study and prayer. These habits provide opportunities to cultivate hearts of gratitude.