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Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread
Thanksgiving Basket Project
It has been our family tradition to say the Lord’s Prayer as our daily dinner grace, and when we get to the phrase “Give us this day our daily bread,” we often ponder that it is not something we have ever needed to ask for any more than we already have. We have been given so much. Yet, there are many in our community that actually do not have enough food to eat on a daily basis. Participating in the Thanksgiving Basket Project over the years helps us remember our blessings and our Christian task to pass those blessings on to others. My son and I helped assemble the dinners and deliver them last year. It was obvious to us that those families we visited do not have nearly as much as we do, yet they were so gracious and sincere in their appreciation of being able to use this plentiful box of food to serve a Thanksgiving holiday meal. My son’s comment: “Wow, it really makes you realize how much you have and others do not.”
The Thanksgiving Basket Project is a consortium of six local churches in the Wyoming and Finneytown area who, through the generosity of time and financial support, reach out to those in our local community with a message of love and support for the last 21 years. It is administered through Valley Interfaith Community Resource Center (VICRC). The project involves financial support as well as a Saturday morning opportunity to be a part of the assembly line packing of the dinner and then delivering them to those families who are unable to come to the center. This year the event day will be held at VICRC on Saturday, November 19th.
VICRC representative Alicia Stolllenwerk states that this project is an inspiring example of how our community comes together in service to others. The center starts to receive requests for participation well ahead of any formal communications. Many families look forward to this every year because it is their opportunity to provide a Thanksgiving feast for their family and friends. Blessings to blessings to blessings!
Mark Kremzar is leading Northminister’s participation again this year. We hope you will consider investing in the project through your time, talents, and treasure. Just go to www.northminsterchurch.org to see how to donate money or volunteer your time on the day of the event.