What We are Studying at Church
What if we start a Gratitude Campaign around here? What would it be like if we became more intentional in giving thanks to God and to other people who have blessed us, loved us, and made our lives better?
God wants us to be people of thanks and of giving. To truly be thankful people, we must have the desire to give back to the God that has given us everything. This year, let’s get beyond the turkey, football, shopping, and the day off work. Let’s make the time to really understand the words thanks and giving, and the actions they require. Let's make Thanksgiving 2018 be full of thanks and giving.
November 4: Thanks + Giving - The Reason
Paul writes to the believers at Thessalonians in 5:18 and says rejoice always, pray continually, and give thanks in all circumstances. All circumstances means when life is good and when life is hard. We can have thankful hearts toward God even when we don’t feel thankful for the circumstances.
November 11: Thanks + Giving - The Benefits
Thanksgiving should be more than just a day. As followers of Jesus, we should be thankful every day. It is an ongoing, continual behavior; it is a way of life. Did you know that thanksgiving produces joy and makes us happier? Come learn the earthly and eternal benefits of thankfulness.
November 18: Thanks + Giving - The Celebration
God is good and generous. All that we have is a result of God; nothing is earned and nothing is deserved. We can be more giving of our time and resources, because we are thankful for all that we have been given. We have so much to be thankful for, so let's celebrate. Join us at 10 am in the gym for fellowship and time of reflection and thanksgiving for all that has happened at HFUMC in 2018. During the 8:15, 10:45, and 11 am services, we will offer thanks to God by leaving family thankful lists at the alter and turning in 2019 pledge cards. Complete your online pledge card.
November 25: Thanks + Giving - The Miracle
When we give thanks, we tell others about the wonderful things God has done for us. When we give our time and resources, we bring God's light into a dark world. Both thanks and giving help us make more disciples and enlarge the Kingdom. More thanks, more giving, more miracles.
Traditional services meet each Sunday at 8:15 and 11 am in the Sanctuary. Contemporary service meets Sundays at 10:45 am in the Gym.