Happy Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to gather with family and friends and reflect on the blessings of the last year. Many of us experience renewed hope and faith during the Thanksgiving holiday because we turn our eyes onto what is most important. What if we spent time each day in giving thanks and prayer? How could God grow out faith and trust if we lived a life of thanks through all seasons and not just Thanksgiving time? When your heart is filled with gratitude, there is little room to worry or complain.

This year's celebrations on Thanksgiving Day may look different. Your heart may be aching for family members that cannot visit or for the loss of a loved one. God wants to meet us in our pain and disappointments. Through prayers of thanks and gratitude, we are able to experience the true meaning of thanksgiving.

A Thankful Heart

Lord, teach me to offer you a heart of thanksgiving and praise in all my daily experiences of life. Teach me to be joyful always, to pray continually and to give thanks in all my circumstances. I accept them as Your will for my life (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). I long to bring pleasure to Your heart daily. Break the power of the enemy in my life. Defeat Him through my sacrifice of praise. Change my outlook and attitude into one of joyful contentment with my present circumstances. I thank You for… [Name a difficult circumstance in your life presently and thank God for it.]

Jesus, I want to be like You who obeyed the Father without complaint. You embraced the chains of humanity when You walked this earth. Convict me whenever I complain or compare myself with others. Give me Your attitude of humility and thankful acceptance. I want to be like the Apostle Paul who learned contentment in every circumstance. I choose to continually offer You a sacrifice of praise, the fruit of lips that give praise to Your name (Hebrews 13:15). I long to bring a smile to Your face. Teach me the power of a thankful heart. I know that Your truth dwells in a thankful heart. Amen


  • Thank everyone for joining our Tuesday Bible Study and thanks to our facilitators for leading us in study. We will not have Bible Study until January 2021. Please continue to study!

Attention: NAACP Youth Council Members

Please bring your nonperishable foods items for Hope of Lancaster to the church on Saturday, 12/12/20 at 12pm. Some items that needed are cereal, grits, juice, rice, can corn, can and dry pasta, spaghetti sauce and can meats. If you have, any questions please contact

  • Verta Looper
  • Keisa Mcilwain-Barr
  • Terrance Barr
“Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.” Proverbs 19:17 ESV
Get Your Thanksgiving Collards

Thanksgiving COLLARDS!

The Steele Hill Community Farmer's Market will be open for their

"Annual 1-Day Collards Sale"

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Open @ 9:00 AM

Get your fresh, home grown, local collards just in time for Thanksgiving!


Mae Barber, 803.286.8355

Thank you for your continued support

In Condolence

MR. RICHARD LEE DAVIS, 83, of CALIFORNIA, MD formerly of Union County, NC passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at the Med Star Southern Maryland Hospital in Clinton, MD.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Harris Funeral Home & Cremations of Monroe, NC which is serving the Davis, Washington, Hood and extended families.

Mr. Davis was the brother Mr. Walter (Walt) Davis, who is the father of Louis, Walter B., Kenneth, Deloris and Domeica.

Please keep the families in your thoughts and prayers.

Survey Says...

Thanks to everyone who participated in last week "Holiday Survey"

Celebrate The Season

Question #1. When should the Christmas music start playing?

Responses: 70% After Thanksgiving - 10% Before Thanksgiving - 20% Other (2 Comments: 1. First Week in December, 2. When you want to hear it, Why does it have to be a certain time? Whenever your soul needs and wants to hear.

Question #2. When do you put up the Christmas Tree and/or Christmas Decorations?

Responses: 11.11% (Before Thanksgiving), 33.33% (Day After Thanksgiving), 22.22% (Week of Christmas), 33.33% (Whenever I Feel Like It)

Celebrate Our Educators

American Education Week: November 16–20, 2020

American Education Week presents everyone with an opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every student receives a quality education.

Thank You And We Appreciate What You Do: Robin Kirk, Yvette Johnson, Lindsay Johnson, Tia Johnson, Renee Witherspoon, Tenisha Taylor, Dawn Witherspoon - Hasib (Any omissions are purely unintentional. Please charge it to my head and not my heart.)

The e-news will not be published Friday, November 27. We will continue to send emails and text as needed. Have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving!

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