‘Tis the Season to Practice Gratitude

I like to think I’m thankful all year long, but I do tend to think even more about gratitude during the Thanksgiving season. First and foremost, I am thankful that I have a Savior who loves me and extends grace on a daily basis. I am also so thankful for a husband who is willing to be a part of my ministry here at First Baptist. He puts in countless hours helping me do a variety of children’s ministry ‘things’. I am so grateful for his help, but he might say that he doesn’t really have a choice. It comes with the territory!

The many volunteers who help in children’s ministry certainly have a choice and I am so thankful that they choose to minister to children and families in their various roles. THANK YOU!

As ADVENT WORKSHOP draws near, I want to publically thank Lori Hofer for her leadership of this wonderful event. Lori works tirelessly all year long, coming up with craft ideas, gathering supplies, figuring out the best and most cost-effective ways to do each craft. She is using her God-given talent to bless so many. Thank you, Lori, for making Advent Workshop a stellar event for children and adults alike!
One way we can bless Lori’s efforts, is by coming alongside her in the following volunteer opportunities:

- Set up – Tues., December 1, 6-8:00 PM Family Life Center
- Run a craft station – Wed., December 2, 5:30-8:00 PM
- Clean up – Wednesday, December 2, 8:00 PM
- Provide boxes for wrapping gifts – shoebox size and smaller – Deliver by Tues., December 1.

If you are able to help in one of these ways, please contact the church office or contact me directly by emailing me at kmashek@firstb.org.

Thank you for your support of Advent Workshop!
Pastor Katie