As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, I am reminded of the many blessings received throughout the year. Despite the challenges and hardships we’ve faced, we still have a lot to be thankful for.
This Thanksgiving, I encourage you to take a moment to reflect on the goodness of God and the many ways in which God has blessed us. Let us give thanks for our families, our friends and our church community. Let us be mindful of those who have been affected by disasters, violence and wars as we pray for their healing and restorations of peace. Let us also remember those who have lost their loved ones which makes holidays more poignant.
As we gather around the table to share a meal with our loved ones, let us remember that we are all part of one family in Christ. Let us be grateful for the love and fellowship that we share, and for the ways in which we support and care for one another.
I am thankful for each and every one of you, and for the many ways in which you have contributed to the life and ministry of our church. Your prayers, your generosity and your commitment to Christ are a source of inspiration and encouragement to me, our staff, and church leaders.
May God richly bless you and all the people you care about with health, joy, and deep satisfaction during this Thanksgiving. May God’s grace and peace be with you always.
*This time of the year we rely on generous Thanksgiving offerings to meet the needs of our many ministries we provide to our church families and to the community. We enclosed a Thanksgiving offering envelope for you to bring to the church on Thanksgiving Sunday, Nov. 19 or mail it to our church office. Thank you for your support.
Watsonville United Methodist Church
229 Stanford Street, Watsonville, CA 95076
Phone: (831) 724-4434 [email protected]