Now we are making plans for the Thaksgiving community

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WORD OF THE DAY is vocational. Example: The dream of a vocation to ministry was strong in Edward’s heart as he attended seminary school.

SUNDAY’S WORD was noisy. It means vehement or noisy. Example: Henry’s loud opponent in the fencing competition was a real challenge, but he won.

Shoe box delivery

This week, locals are dropping off their shoeboxes with gifts for children around the world thanks to The Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. But have you thought about what will happen next?

These shoeboxes will be brought to the packing and shipping center in Boone, NC. Organizer Matt Tatum has sought help for this.

For the past few years, he’s brought a group to the Operation Christmas Child treatment center, which he says, in his plea for more help, is “really a fun time”. The MHC group will be on shift from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on December 2.

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The plan is that some people will come down Thursday after work, and others will join them Friday morning. The group will have breakfast and lunch together, as well as sightseeing and shopping, before their work begins. Dinner will then be at the Daniel Boone Inn, and everyone will go home Saturday morning.

Each person will have to pay their own costs, which are approximately $100 for a hotel room and $25 for Daniel Boone’s dinner, plus other meals and normal travel expenses.

He can be contacted by messages on Facebook.

Thanksgiving

Can you believe it’s already the week before Thanksgiving? This cold weather has barely hit. You may still be mowing your lawn and raking your leaves.

The Bulletin tracks and informs you of Thanksgiving meals and worship services, and other events as they occur. Send your announcements to [email protected] In the meantime, here’s a preview of what’s to come:

  • Sunday, Nov. 20: A service will be held at 4 p.m. at the HJDB Event Center in Bassett, featuring The Joyful Sound.
  • Wednesday, November 23: The Harvest Youth Board will serve the W. Dan Prince III Community Thanksgiving Dinner from 1 to 4 p.m. People can eat there or have meals delivered by calling 276-730-9017.
  • Thanksgiving Day: Reach Out Apostolic Church will host dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sportsman Club, 47 E. Fayette St.

Also check Friday Church News for Sunday worship services from various churches that focus on Thanksgiving.

ANSWER TO SUNDAY’S TRIVIA: Four years before Macy’s held its first Thanksgiving Day parade, Gimbels department store held the first Thanksgiving Day parade in Philadelphia in 1920. Gimbels founder Ellis Gimbel had more than 50 employees dressed up to participate in the parade. The theme of the parade was “Toyland”. “Select, don’t settle” was one of the store’s slogans.

THE DAILY QUESTION OF THE DAY: What did we eat at the first Thanksgiving?

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