Before there were Walmarts, Starbucks and Costcos, people worked the land and the Lord blessed them each year with a harvest that sustained and nourished them throughout the winter months. My memories of fall take me back to my parents and the dairy farm I grew up on — Mom canning tomatoes, Dad driving the tractor and putting the corn in the silo for the cows, and pumpkins — so many pumpkins! My parents were humble, hardworking, and grateful people, thankful for the harvest and the Creator who provided it.
1st Pres will be celebrating the harvest this year on October 28th with our annual Fall Harvest Celebration, held in the gravel parking lot. We will have cider and hot cocoa served by our youth, tables for children’s crafts, temporary tattoos that celebrate our Lord, a selfie booth, and a petting zoo complete with food for the animals. It will be a chance to show families in our community some fun and what love looks like at our church.
We are still in need of volunteers to set up and take down canopies and assist at the tables and booths. It not too late to get involved. You can call the church office or simply show up on Saturday to lend a hand.
This event is being put on by the Community Outreach committee with the hot cider and cocoa provided by Family Ministries. This will be our last community inclusive event for the year. (We do have a surprise for the congregation planned for December, details to follow).
I hope you can join us on the 28th to celebrate fall, the harvest, and the Creator who provides it!
In His Name, Donna
Our staff is voluntold each week and with grace they share their thoughts.