November 12, 2009

Scotland County Ministerial Alliance to Host County-wide Thanksgiving Service

The Scotland County Ministerial Alliance is putting the final preparations together for the 2009 Community Thanksgiving Service. It has been said, “There cannot be Thanksgiving without both ‘Thanks’ and ‘Giving’.” The Churches of Scotland County want to say “Thanks” to you for “Giving” this past year to help with the needs of our neighbors throughout the community. This year’s celebration of Thanksgiving will be highlighted with expressions of “Thanks” and opportunities for “Giving.”

This year’s Thanksgiving service will include special musical selections from the Scotland County R-I junior and senior high school band members. Also, children from the elementary school will be sharing a song as will the Community Choir.

“This year’s speaker is well known to our community,” said organizer Jack Sumption. “We are pleased to announce that Terry Rush from Memorial Drive Church of Christ, Tulsa, OK, will be back again this year.”

From the music to the message, the event will be expressing “Thanks” as a community.

There will be exciting opportunities for “Giving” as well through the Community Celebration of Thanksgiving.

“We encourage individuals and organizations to bring items for the Food Pantry,” Sumption said.

Keeping the emergency shelves stocked helps the Food Pantry assist with needs between the monthly food distributions.

“We will also be challenging our churches and community with a monetary offering this year,” he said.

An offering goal has been established with the anticipation of significant and beneficial changes at the Food Pantry. More details about these changes will follow in another news release next week.

The Thanksgiving service will be held at the Scotland County R-I Elementary School gym on Tuesday, November 24th at 7 p.m.

“Help us spread the word by inviting your friends and neighbors to attend with you,” said Sumption. “Our community has much for which to give thanks. May we come together as a community in an expression of “Thanks” and “Giving”!”

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