Gratitude is a profound spiritual practice. Our fall campaign, “First, We Give of Ourselves: Giving in Gratitude” will help us hit the pause button on our busy lives and count God’s many blessings as a faithful response to God’s giving of Jesus Christ and the grace-filled life that comes through Him. Beginning on October 20 and culminating on Celebration Weekend Nov. 18, we invite you to connect with a spirit of gratitude in your life in the following ways:
Give Thanks in Bible Study
Join Intern Michelle Schultz in a gratitude-
based Bible Study at 10:15 a.m. on Sundays Oct. 21, and Nov. 4 in Room 315.
Give Thanks in a Journal
Keep a “Gratitude Journal” for the 30
Days of Gratitude challenge. If you aren’t
on social media online, pick up one of the
free 60-page journals we will have available
on Oct. 20-21 and write about something
you are thankful for everyday.
Give Thanks on Social Media
We challenge you to post daily from Oct. 20 to Nov. 18 on your favorite social network with something big or small for which you are thankful. Be sure to tag us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #30daysofgratitude and @firstlutherancr.
Here’s something to think about: What would you do if you woke up tomorrow morning and all you had is what you thanked God for yesterday?! Giving thanks connects our vulnerability with God’s generosity.
Write a Note in Worship
Write hand-written notes of gratitude in
worship on Nov. 10-11 to help us fill the
sanctuary with gratitude for God’s abundant
Enjoy a Giant "Cinnamon Roll of Thanks" Nov. 18
Come hungry for our giant “cinnamon roll of thanks” on Celebration Weekend, Nov. 17-18, and make your 2019 commitment to our mission and ministry.