Sunday, November 21, 2010

Community Thanksgiving Service

Our annual Community Thanksgiving Service involving a cluster of churches participating to combine manpower and resources to hold an interfaith service in the Hopewell community was held Sunday, November 21st at Canaan Baptist Church on Morgan Road. What a tremendous success it was with attendance in excess of 300. What a wonderful way to start the Thanksgiving holiday with believers from all denominations coming together to celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving.

The service featured musical selections from the Canaan Baptist Church Choir as well as congregational worship led by Hopewell Road COGOP Praise & Worship Team.

Our very own Pastor Joey delivered a Thanksgiving message reminding us of how thankful we should be even in unfortunate circumstances. It is then that we truly realize our faith is increased as HE brings us through difficult times and situations. HE IS THERE ALL THE TIME.

Fellowship and refreshments followed the service.

Thanks to all who were able to attend and/or provide refreshments. We also appreciate our public officials and community leaders who were able to attend to support this event as well as worship with us in offering Thanksgiving to the giver of all blessings.

The beauty of the Thanksgiving service is that everybody celebrates Thanksgiving. It doesn't matter what religion or faith you belong to, it's a way to give thanks to God for all the blessings we have had throughout the years.

* Participating churches included Canaan Baptist Church, Hopewell Road Church of God of Prophecy, Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian, Hopewell First Baptist Church, Morgan United Methodist Church and South Crest Baptist Church.

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