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Practicing Giving Thanks as a Church This Thanksgiving

How can you encourage your church to be a place of thanksgiving, especially as Thanksgiving Day rolls around?

By Chris Hulshof

Let’s face it. If there’s a holiday that’s completely lost in the shuffle nowadays, it’s Thanksgiving. Between a culture fascinated by Halloween and the businesses that can’t wait for you to start your Christmas spending, Thanksgiving is the holiday that rarely gets our attention. Or worse yet, it becomes just one more thing we’ve forgotten.

Yes, we remember that it’s Thanksgiving Day, but we spend so little of the day in actual thanksgiving. Yet, as believers, praise and thanksgiving should continually be on our lips (Hebrews 13:15). How can we encourage our churches to be places of thanksgiving, especially as Thanksgiving Day rolls around? Let me suggest four ideas. You might be able to pull off some of these ideas this year.

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