The winters in New England can be brutal.
The truth about the experience of the first Pilgrims is captured by H.W. Westermeyer below:
The pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts…nevertheless, [they] set aside a day of thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is more than one day! Giving thanks to God brought joy to those first pilgrims and it can bring deep, abiding joy to us. We experience Thanksgiving when we….
- Pray daily to God, thanking God for all our blessings.
- Commit a financial tithe to the Church, acknowledging that everything we have is from our generous God.
- Attend worship weekly to draw closer to God.
Stewardship Campaign Update:
As the pilgrims brought their food to the table with thankful hearts, people in our faithful community are bringing in their pledges for the healing, transforming work of God through Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church for 2015.
Here is the latest update:
Pledges Received through 11/12: 247
Income Pledged for 2105 through 11/12: $1,157,462
To those of you who have stepped forward with your commitments to God’s work among us, thank you!
May God continue to move among us, stirring us to give thanks as the pilgrims did – with glad and generous hearts.
Pastor Cathy Johns