November 27, 2014

A Day to Give Thanks. [NOTE: PART OF A THANKSGIVING SERMON DELIVERED AT THE BATTLE CREEK TABERNACLE, NOV. 27, 1884.]--I think we have something to be thankful for. We ought to be glad and rejoice in God, for He has given us many mercies. . . . We want this Thanksgiving to be all that it implies. Do not let it be perverted, mingled with dross; but let it be what its name implies--giving thanks. Let our voices ascend in praise.  {AH 475.3}

This may be the last Thanksgiving you may ever have in which to make a thank offering to God. Instead of gorging yourselves with the good things of this life, let us come to God and give Him, upon that day, a gift in gratitude for His loving-kindness, and so have a genuine thanksgiving day for God. Let there be no murmurings, no unpleasant feelings, no unholy thoughts, but turn your attention to God.  {21MR 223.1}


The following office and field changes were voted by the Michigan Conference Executive Committee.
  1. Jim Howard has accepted to be the Personal Ministries Director and the Evangelism Coordinator and will take up his responsibility January 1, 2015.
  2. Justin Ringstaff has accepted to be Associate Ministerial Director and will take up his responsibility December 1, 2014.
  3. Daniel Scarone will continue as Associate Ministerial Director and take the St. Johns Church and possibly another church.
  4. Russ Thomas has been assigned to help with our adult L.E. work. A new district with Clare and another church, to be announced, is being formed.
  5. A new district with Ithaca and Frost is being formed.
  6. A new district with Cedar Lake and another church, to be announced, is being formed.
  7. Jordon Peck, our Glow leader in the Publishing department, is going to India as a missionary. He had planned to be with us for one year and did a great job. We are grateful that someone gave us a donation so we could replace him. Leroy Hernandez, who worked with Kamil Metz this summer, has been asked to take that role.
This is a good time to remind ourselves of the General Conference Mission Statement of which we are a part:

The mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is to make disciples of all people, communicating the everlasting gospel in the context of the Three Angels messages of Revelation 14:6-12, leading them to accept Jesus as personal Savior and unite with His remnant Church, discipling them to serve Him as Lord, and preparing them for His soon return.

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