This Thanksgiving, embrace gratefulness and celebrate blessings
Doesn't Thanksgiving lends itself to helping us name the many ways we are blessed? 'An attitude of gratitude' is what we seek to instill in ourselves and in our family members, especially this week.
The following suggestions may enable our families to focus not just on being thankful for the good food of the day, but to also show true gratefulness for the many blessings experienced by our families. Stopping to identify blessings doesn’t mean that life has been easy in the past year. Everyone experiences difficulties and hardships. We can’t ignore the fact that hardships are part of life.
In light of this, at Thanksgiving, reflect together on families all around the world who have left their homes to move to other countries because of war, because of economic issues, or because of instability in their home countries. Many may not have the opportunities that we have: enjoying a family meal, reflecting together on the year, or even having a safe place to live. Yet, they too may be looking at life with an 'attitude of gratitude' ... in spite of finding themselves in new places, with circumstances they didn’t anticipate, or with people they do not know.
This year, consider using one or more of the following suggestions when you observe Thanksgiving in your home or with others.
Happy Thanksgiving from Sealy's First United Methodist Church! May we observe this Thanksgiving, and every day, with open, loving and grateful hearts.
In matters of faith, we at First United Methodist Church, Sealy put primary reliance on the Bible. In scripture, we understand that we are all God’s children; therefore, we will be a church that cares for the needs of our church and local community through prayer, deeds, inspiration, and love in the spirit of Christ.
Caring for the needs of our church and community through prayer, deeds, inspiration and love in the Spirit of Christ.
Sunday Worship: 8 am & 10 am
Adult & Children & Youth Sunday School 9 am
First Kids Mother's Day Out
(Tuesday & Thursday; 8am to 2pm; Ages 1-3)
Rev Michael Fraley, Pastor
First United Methodist Church Sealy
200 Atchison Street
Sealy, Texas 77474