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How do you and your family celebrate Thanksgiving? We celebrate Thanksgiving with about three or four big F’s—our Faith, our Family, our Friends, and Food. Lots and lots of food. We also love to watch football, but mainly it’s about thanking God for his goodness and blessing in our lives. Thanksgiving is inherently Christian. All blessings come from God (James 1:17), so before we gather around the table for feasting, we pause as a family, recount God’s faithfulness over the last year, and express our gratitude.

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What makes Thanksgiving a special holiday for you and your family? Thanksgiving is special to us because it’s one of the few weeks of the year we have a slower pace, and we are also with our loved ones, a privilege we get

only during the holidays. We often travel to be with family far away or family members come to visit us. It’s a privilege to be unhurried and enjoy the slower pace and feasting together.

How do you and your family Give to others during the Thanksgiving season? Our family is very involved in our church ministry and outreach. I can’t say enough about the giving, generous people of First Baptist Woodstock. Our CARE ministry provides food, clothes, rent, and utility assistance and much more to thousands of people during the year, and it’s been especially the case during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our family counts it an honor to support the efforts of our church during the holiday season both by giving financially and volunteering to serve.

Thanksgiving is inherently Christian. All blessings come from God (James 1:17), so before we gather around the table for feasting, we pause as a family, recount God’s faithfulness over the last year, and express our gratitude.

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The premier lifestyle magazine for Cherokee County, Georgia. Interesting stories about the people, places, and events that make Cherokee Cou...