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A Crossroads Community Thanksgiving

 

At Crossroads Community Baptist Church in Erie, Pastor David White and his wife Rev. Katie White led the congregation in a service of thanksgiving.

 

Also serving at the church is Pastor Mann See Son from Burma.

 

The congregation was celebrating Thanksgiving with everyone bringing their first fruits to the communion table to share with one another along with sharing with those in need. Church leader Mo explained that Burmans do not celebrate Thanksgiving in their homeland, but during the harvest season they celebrated First Fruits. Everyone would bring from their gardens a portion of their harvest to share with others. Today, while there may not be gardens, everyone brings food to share with one another and anyone in need.

 

After morning worship the church family enjoyed a delicious fellowship meal including a celebration of November birthdays and anniversaries.

 

Pastor Dave interacts with these young adults who were laughing and giggling in the midst of the conversation. It was clear Pastor Dave loves these students and they love him.

by Bud Russell Categories: General, Ministries, Region Life ~ Date: 11/27/2019
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