Usually at this time of year we focus in on being thankful. Yet the Scriptures admonish us to be thankful in everything because it is part of God’s will for us. Being thankful (even during tumultuous times) is something we need to practice each day and not just once a year in November. But why should we do this? First, being thankful acknowledges that we are in the Creator’s care. So, we can be thankful for the beautiful day or the great conversation we had or the fact that a check came in the mail that we weren’t expecting. Second, being thankful acknowledges that we know and trust that God knows best. You can be going through a very hard time due to job loss, health issues, or interpersonal relationships not working. Yet being thankful points you and me to God because He is always working and soon this situation or that circumstance will be in the past. God always has our best interests at heart. Third, being thankful promotes peace and serenity. When we’re thankful we’re noting that we can believe God and take Him at His word and thus He will be the One working each situation out in His perfect timing. As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving next Thursday, may each of us pause and give God thanks!
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26: Beginning at 9 a.m. we’ll be decorating BVC! There is a need to hang lights not only on both buildings but also between the buildings. There is a need to decorate Christmas trees. Come and join the fun!!
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30: 2nd HARVEST FOOD BANK at 4001 N. First Street from 6-8 p.m. Some of us will be gathering for dinner at Sweet Tomatoes around 5 p.m. so if you want to have some extra fellowship before working at 2nd Harvest, come and join us. Sweet Tomatoes is located @ First!
SATURDAY/SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24/25: We’ll be having our Christmas Eve service at 7:30 p.m. and our Christmas Day service at 10:30 a.m. Both services will be nearly identical. Invite someone to come with you!!
SUNDAY, JANUARY 22: BVC Annual Meeting.
See you all on Sunday!
Love, Pastor Chuck