Several churches in our community got together Sunday night for a Community Thanksgiving Service. There had not been a community service in several years. Resuming the tradition was the idea of Dr. Curtis Carroll of First United Methodist and Wesley Chapel United Methodist churches.
The service was held at First Methodist. The community turned out and packed the house. Dr. Carroll said, “We had at least 175 people, 5 pastors and collected an offering of $691.00 for the council on aging.”
The special music was furnished by Elizabeth Baptist Church choirs. About 30 members of their Youth Choir took the stage first. Then their Adult Choir performed. Both groups received joyous applause. Dr. Carroll issued a special thanks to Pastor Richard Logan for bringing his choirs and their very special music.
Bro. Nathan Davis of First Baptist Church delivered the message. He preached from the 100th Psalm. His message is worship the one true God through praise and singing and service. Davis said, “I can’t sing very well but I can make a joyful noise to the Lord. There is praise on my lips when I say, ‘thank you Lord Jesus’ for all you have done for me.”
Quoting the 100th Psalm, Davis explained, “He made us, and we belong to Him. For the Lord is good. He is faithful through all generations. We can get help in difficult times,” said Davis. He added, “He is our hope for today, for tomorrow, and forever. I am thankful every day for what he has done in our lives.”