A Thanksgiving Message from the Bishop

A Thanksgiving Message from the Bishop

Dear Friends In Christ:

Grace and peace to you, as you prepare for our great national day of Thanksgiving. I pray that, whether or not it involves family, friends and feasting for you, it will be a day of special awareness of the loving providence of God throughout your life. As we pause to give thanks for God's great blessings, let us also remember those for whom this is a time of loss, struggle and need.

Advent comes close behind Thanksgiving. It is a season when we are asked to note the signs of the coming reign of God in the world, and to prepare ourselves for our Lord's return. The best possible way to be prepared is to embrace, in this present moment, the great privilege of partnership with God in the work of building God's Kingdom. This year, we are given the particular opportunity of assisting our sisters and brothers in Liberia.

As part of The Episcopal Church's Advent focus on the Ebola crisis in West Africa, in this diocese, we are continuing the collection of the offering begun at our recent Diocesan Convention. We currently stand at a total of $2,686.10 in donations. We invite additional gifts, which we might put into the hands of our church leaders in West Africa, so they might more effectively strengthen their congregations to meet the needs of the communities they serve.

If you would like to add a donation to these Thanksgiving/Advent gifts, checks may be made payable to "EDNC" with "Liberia" in the memo and mailed to the Office of the Bishop.

May you, and those you love, be richly blessed.

Yours in Christ,

+Barry



 

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