Thanksgiving is one of our favorite times of year at school. Turkey crafts abound. Children share the sweet and funny things they thank God for. And we gather as a school family in the sanctuary for our annual Thanksgiving Coffee and Worship Service (next Wednesday, November 16) Here’s a glimpse of what to expect.
We host a coffee before the service for parents, grandparents and family friends in King Parlor (9:15-10:30am). It’s a lovely, kid-free opportunity for adults to visit and connect.
At the beginning of the service, children enter the sanctuary with an item of canned food as our thanksgiving offering for a local food bank.
Each class sings a song and then I’ll share a preschool-friendly thanksgiving message.
Best of all, we video the morning and make a copy of the service available so you can sit back and soak it all in. I look forward to seeing all of you there!
While I’m on the topic of special events, I want to highlight two December dates. First, The Cup of Christmas Tea is a morning event (December 7) for moms, grandmothers, aunts, and friends. Kim Allen, the Director of Children's Ministry at FPCO, will be share a heartfelt message to help us prepare for the true meaning of Christmas.
Then, the classroom nativity and parties are the BEST. I’ll say more about those next month, but make sure the date of your child’s party is on the calendar. (2day: Dec 15, 3Day: Dec. 14, 4Day: Dec. 15)
Even though the Thanksgiving holiday is a set day on our nation’s calendar, as believers, giving thanks to God is a daily practice. I am thankful to God for your children. God created them in wonderful ways. I am thankful for the high-fives, hugs and giggles. And I am thankful to God for each one of you too. It is a blessing to be a part of your family’s preschool years.
“I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart;
I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.” Psalm 9:1
With a thankful heart,