One of the things we’ve struggled with this semester is falling into a sustainable rhythm. Yes, we have our usually Wednesday dinners and Sunday night worship opportunities. But it’s been difficult to find time for other activities. In the month of November, though, we wanted to focus on some service opportunities.
We put together a list of congregation members to which the students could write some letters. A few students and I took a Saturday afternoon to do some trash pick-up in Abernathy Park nearby. And this past Wednesday we celebrated Thanksgiving together with a turkey dinner and a project (pictured above) to help with families and children at Thornwell, a local non-profit Learn more about Thornwell here.
It’s been nice to break up our normal routines by doing something good for the world around us. After all, much of the spirit of gratitude that surrounds Thanksgiving is accompanied by a spirit of generosity as well. It’s humbling to see how generous these young adults can be.