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Thanksgiving Letter to Church 2021

Thanksgiving Greetings!

Most of us who have or have had Children started teaching them the basics as they were in their formative years. We taught them to say “please” when they wanted something, but we also taught them to say “thank you” upon receiving a blessing.

It wasn't something they were born with, but the more we taught them not only with our words but also with our examples, they began to use these powerful words. And for that, we are thankful!

The Bible tells us in Psalm 107:8-9 – 8 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, 9 for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.

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Pastor Appreciation During Coronavirus

Dear Church Family,

As we continue to navigate these “uncharted waters” of a Global Pandemic, we are doing our best to provide you with information about services and events here at (NAME OF CHURCH).

In past years around this time, we have taken time to honor our Pastor and family for a special day we call “Pastor Appreciation Day.” Many churches also do this at one time or another during the year, but we choose to do so during (MONTH).

We all have had decisions to make during these past months that impact our families, and even at times, employees or people we work with daily. At the beginning of the year of 2020, not one of us looked over the horizon and predicted such difficult times for our world, nation, churches, or families. Yet, we have taken it “one day at a time,” trusting God will help us to make decisions that will be correct.

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Welcome back to Church Fall

Like you, I'm hoping for a bit of “normal” to return in the Fall and Winter, but like you, I have no idea what these months will hold.

There's a saying we have heard over the past few months, and it's this; “we're in this together.” Every time I've heard that I've thought to myself that while we may be in it together, that “together” includes the realization we need to try to accomplish that six feet apart!

This kind of thinking goes so against what the church of Jesus Christ is all about. Of all people, we should be appreciative of the fact that we are “better together,” but then again, we are reminded on a daily basis not to be “too together.”

At times my brain not only hurts, but my heart does too.

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Letter to Parents Before 2021 School Year

*Note: This letter was also available in 2020 so minor edits may be needed for 2021.

Greetings in Christ!

As we get closer to the start of another school year, I wanted to send this note to all of the parents who attend (NAME OF CHURCH).

Please rest assured that we are praying for you during this challenging time in our Nation and World. If someone had said just a few short years ago that we would be facing the challenges we see, we wouldn't have believed them.

Parents like you are probably struggling with what School is going to look like, as even now, there is not much clarity from those in leadership. These decisions made by others also impact employment options for many families, as well as just the opportunity to have family time together in the evenings.

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Letter to Students Before 2021 School Year

*Note: This letter was also available in 2020 so minor edits may be needed for 2021.

Dear (First Name),

As we look forward to the start of another school year, without a doubt, this is far different than any other year! You are already well acquainted with the events of the past few months.

I would love to be able to “snap my fingers” and fix it all, of course, I can't do that. Yet, let me take a moment to assure you that we here at (NAME OF CHURCH) will be praying for you as you start the year!

While things can be quite discouraging right now, I would encourage you to take some time each day, even if it's a few moments in the morning to read some scripture and pray about the day.

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