Community Thanksgiving Service


 – 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