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A Thanksgiving Message from Pastor Kevin

posted Oct 27, 2020, 9:35 AM by Bowmansville UMC   [ updated Oct 27, 2020, 9:42 AM ]

Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated on various dates in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Liberia and Puerto Rico. It began as a day of giving thanks and sacrifice for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the U.S. and Brazil. Although Thanksgiving has historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, it has long been celebrated as a secular holiday as well.

Thanksgiving, celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November since 1941 due to federal legislation, has been an annual tradition in the United States by proclamation since 1863 and by state legislation since the Founding Fathers of the United States. Traditionally, Thanksgiving has been a celebration of the blessings of the year, including the harvest. What Americans call the “Holiday Season” generally begins with Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is celebrated both with family and in public places such as Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in New York City. The majority of us celebrate with family and watching football.

The Thanksgiving meal is traditionally served with turkey, mashed potatoes, yams and corn. When we celebrate Thanksgiving this year remember all of the praises and thanks go to Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

“Give thanks to the Lord for He is good. His love endures forever.” -Psalm 107:1