With Family, Friends, Football, and Turkey; we come together this holiday to celebrate and give thanks for items and people we have in our lives.  We also take time pay tribute to the first colonist who survived the harsh winter and helped bring about the United States.  Did you know Thanksgiving is also Biblical?

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For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might. Ephesians 1:15-19 ESV

Paul often wrote letters to his congregations in churches with praise and thanksgiving for the work they were doing.  His writings often were built around encouragement and gratitude.  Just as Paul praised the leaders in the early church, we too are called to lift others up; offering encouragement and thanksgiving.  God uses us to share his love.  We do this throughout the entire  year, but even more on this very special day of Thanksgiving.

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11

We are thankful for you – as a person, as a child of the One True King; we believe all people are called and everyone is created equal.  We remember you in our prayers, we wish you nothing but the best, God’s love endures forever, Happy Thanksgiving from the Community of Christ, Indianapolis.

Happy Thanksgiving!