– Thanksgiving Service –
Thanksgiving is a day for us to give thanks to God for all that he has bestowed upon us.
A Community Thanksgiving Service will be held on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the First Congregational Church in Gardner. All are invited to attend this service. Please see the flyer below for details.
The holiday we know as Thanksgiving started as a harvest celebration in 1621. In 1789, George Washington issued a proclamation creating the first national Thanksgiving Day. Washington’s proclamation stated that is was to be a day of thanksgiving and prayer. It was also a day to be grateful and give thanks to Almighty God for all his benefits. Abraham Lincoln issued a similar proclamation in 1863 setting the national Thanksgiving Day as the last Thursday in November.
2018 Thanksgiving flyer v2