Giving and Getting

Giving and Getting

Thanksgiving at Palmetto  is not complete unless we are taking turkeys and all the fixings to make  a thanksgiving dinner to our friends at the three small African American Methodist churches in Huger, SC. This friendship has been on-going for at least 8 years, and each year it seems like our congregation outdoes what we did the year before!

A special thanks to Holly Horsman who does such a good job organizing the collections of food and keeping in touch with Miss Pearl Nesbitt, who is our contact in Huger. We are also blessed to have Kris Kut bring LOTS of food from his track team at the Citadel. This one mission project is a wonderful example of God’s children giving and getting.

This morning as I look in the great hall, it is empty . . . except for our angel tree and guess what . . . there are NO angels left on it. Our congregation snatched up 70 angels off the tree in just a few minutes. Rosemary Fitze is going to DHEC today and will pick up more angels for those who were not able to get one. Once again, Palmetto families will take the list of clothes and toys that are on the angel and come back with wonderful gifts a needy child will GET because you all have a heart for giving!

In addition, the women’s book club is collecting pj’s and other items for Thornwell Home for Children, and the Amazing Grays are collecting gifts for Meals on Wheels recipients. Add to that our annual dedication Sunday and giving as part of stewardship, and it’s plain to see there is much GIVING and GETTING going on at Palmetto this Thanksgiving.

Know that I appreciate all that you GIVE and I am praying that you are GETTING a blessing because of your generosity.

Happy Thanksgiving,

Mike