Thanksgiving is the best of our American traditions. It calls upon us to be mindful of the blessings we have received. In so doing, it serves as an antidote for the culture of consumption. Paying attention to blessings received, counters the spirit of the age that focuses upon the wants we have for what we have not.
In the divine economy there is a principle at work wherein gratitude is a healing power. In his book, The Great Good Thing, the author Andrew Klavan relates his journey from atheism to faith. As he progressed along the way, he had the urge to pray, but didn’t yet know to whom or for what. He began, he writes, by simply bowing his head and saying “Thanks.”
It is no accident that the central Christian celebration is known as the “Eucharist,” which means “Giving Thanks.” As we know, this is not a once a year event.
The spiritual exercise of giving thanks will bestow uplift for our souls.
Christmas is Coming -- and so is our annual Christmas Concert. Join the experience on Sunday, Dec 3 from 6:00-7:30 pm which features Adult, Children, and Bell Choirs and the Chelmsford Community Band. Free.
First United Baptist Church is a multi-generational, multi-cultural community in the heart of Lowell. We are committed to growing together in Christ’s love by joining together in worship, learning, spiritual practice and service to each other and our community. Join us on Sunday morning or at any church event. There is always room at the table!
Worship on Sundays at 10:00AM
99 Church Street Lowell, MA 01852 978-452-9281 FUBoffice@gmail.com