It’s time once again for a highly anticipated annual mission with Myrtle Grove Presbyterian Church. It’s the Thanksgiving Project! Jerry Cannon, the man of many (ridiculous) hats, shares all the details for Church of the Week.
A Great History
The Thanksgiving Project began 39 years ago, delivering 76 meals. What began as a small project has expanded to an expected 1,200 meals in 2020. With so many families in need to bless with a Thanksgiving meal, Myrtle Grove asks for your help to make it happen.
How You Can Help
The are many ways to help. For instance, you can bake a turkey, assist in packaging and prep, or help box up the meals. However, what is most needed right now are volunteers to deliver meals on Thanksgiving Day. Such a duty would only require about an hour of your time. But if you’re not able to help in person, Myrtle Grove would be glad to take any monetary donations toward the project.
With all the extra safety challenges of this year, Myrtle Grove wondered if they should do the project at all. But Jerry shares a verse that prompted them to continue with safety precautions. Philippians 2:3-4 says, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” Myrtle Grove is looking to the interests of others by continuing to bless the needy while taking necessary precautions (requiring masks, social distancing, etc.) to care for their volunteers.
How You Can Help
If you’re interested in helping with this year’s Thanksgiving Project, sign up at myrtlegrove.org/the-thanksgiving-project. For more information about Myrtle Grove Presbyterian Church, go to myrtlegrove.org.
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And if you’re a fan of corny Thanksgiving jokes, check out this video from Jerry’s visit with Craig Thomas on our sister station Life 90.5.