Thanksgiving Day is quickly approaching. The Sunday before Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Sunday, November 24, would be a great time to receive a special Thanksgiving Offering. The goal is not to turn our emphasis on Thanksgiving into a money-making season, but we should give people a chance to express their gratitude in concrete manner.
The use of any funds is up to you. You may need extra money to finish the year strong in paying Mission Shares. The offering could be used to provide funding for your local food pantry. What about using the money to provide a Thanksgiving meal for a family in need? There are numerous possibilities.
Now is the time to share about the upcoming offering. Now is the time to order special envelopes or some kind of container for the offering. Do not wait until the day of the offering to mention it. Give people time to prepare spiritually and financially.