Blessings to each of you on this Monday before Thanksgiving - several reminders before I share some Thanksgiving thoughts:
#1 - Thanksgiving Offering 2017 - our annual special Thanksgiving offering will be to the local Angel Tree program led by Sue Calvert and team!
#2 - Great job Allison Hitchings w/ the communion and offering devo's yesterday! Thanks for the continued info about online and text giving - can I encourage you to consider using this option?
#3 - Great job Cassandra Benton w/ the Star movie event at the local theater Saturday morning - 240 in attendance in two theaters! Way to go!
#4 - Great job Cody Monkman with the Mobile Food Pantry on Saturday in less than ideal conditions!
#5 - Great job Samuel Green leading worship for the student ICOM gathering this weekend in Peoria!
#6 - December 3 - an important day for our church for a couple of reasons:
** Congregational Meetings at the end of each morning service
** FCC is hosting the annual Dove Choir Cantata preview at 5pm - be there!
#7 - First Kids Christmas 2017 - Wednesday December 13 - don't miss it!!!
#8 - Christmas Eve at FCC 2017 - 4pm and 6pm on Sunday afternoon/evening December 24
#9 - ONE service Sundays - December 24 and December 31 at 9:30am
#10 - Thanksgiving Baskets 2017 - our Care Center team will distribute 190 Thanksgiving baskets later today! Well done team!
I shared yesterday during the message how much I truly love the Thanksgiving holiday - it is #1 in my book! Here are multiple points of thanksgiving on my heart this morning:
** Thankful for Clinton FCC - what a great church to serve at!
** Thankful for our Eldership team at FCC - love each man so much!
** Thankful for our wonderful staff at FCC - a joy to come to the office each morning!
** Thankful for 61727 - love this community and the impact it makes!
** Thankful for my friends - better than I deserve!
** Thankful for my children - Jordan and Peyton - so proud of both of you and love you so much!
** Thankful for my wife Marla - I certainly married up and cannot imagine life without you!
** MOST OF ALL - Thankful for Jesus Christ my Lord!