From the Pastor's Desk

posted Jan 30, 2013, 9:53 AM by Sandra Green   [ updated Nov 20, 2015, 11:44 AM ]
 THANKSGIVING AND THE GREAT COMMANDMENT

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

In their first Thanksgiving...our early Pilgrim Forefathers clearly witnessed, demonstrated and fulfilled the Great Commandment.

The Pilgrims risked a long, hazardous journey at sea, followed by brutal and fierce conditions at the Plymouth colony.  The Pilgrims however, exercised their freedom of faith by loving God with all their heart, mind, body and soul.  Through witness and discipleship and in spite of strife with the Indians, their relationship gave birth to Christian conversion.  Many of the Indian Christians directed that they be buried next to these Pilgrims who believe in Jesus and the resurrection.

The brotherhood of love between the Pilgrims and the Indians literally saved Plymouth colony with the teaching of agriculture, such as planting of corn and using fish which served as fertilizer for the crops.

Thanksgiving is a time to share with our family and friends.  Let us thank God, for all our blessings...and give back to God as we ourselves have been blessed.

Let this Thanksgiving Day, within our church family and in our community be a day that we are thankful for all that God has provided.  Let us be grateful in this Thanksgiving season by sharing with our brothers and sisters.

Happy Thanksgiving to all...

Pastor Gary
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