“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” -James 1:17
There are a great many passages in Scripture which echo this theme: everything good we have is from God. He loves to give. He loves to bless. He loves to show us generosity time and again – and He desires that we grow into His image and reflect His love and open-handed kindness.
As a congregation, we have the opportunity to say, “Thank You, Lord,” for the gifts He continually pours upon us. Now, this gift is not to replace your weekly financial commitment to ongoing discipleship. Rather, it is a chance for you to bring forward a gift of true appreciation.
Things you may be thankful for…God’s Son and His resurrection, your church and her servants, the family God has given to you, your occupation or volunteer opportunities, your health or recovery from an illness, friends and neighbors who care for you, and the military and those who serve to keep our country and freedoms safe. The list you create will be specific to you and your situations, but the occasion for us to reflect and say “Thank You” is the same!
During the month of May and June, you will see a green “THANK OFFERING” envelope in the pews. If you are so moved, we invite you to use this envelope to say “Thank You God for…” You may also choose to write a note and place it in the envelope to share with the church what you are thankful for.
For additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact the church office at 262-334-4901 or firstname.lastname@example.org.