National Day of Thanks Focus 2017
Our Mission Statement, Thanking God . . . thanking each other, is about being thankful. First to God for the Nation we live in and the blessings and freedoms we enjoy. And second is thanking each other – thanking those who have made a difference in our lives and the life of our community. It is to this second part of our Mission Statement that we provide a suggested focus to help churches and individuals find ways to celebrate our National Day.
For 2017 we are providing a Community Focus and a Personal Focus to help you find ways to say Thank You.
Community Focus – we suggest thanking people who work in The Trades
Tradesmen, Tradeswomen and Apprentices such as Electricians, Plumbers, Carpenters, Builders, Tilers, Painters, and Auto Mechanics to name just a few. We often call on these services in emergencies or late at night when something goes wrong. Thank them for their service to our lives and our communities.
Personal Focus – the Unsung Heroes in your life
Who are they? They are always there when you need them. They encourage you when you’re down, they laugh with you, or give you a shoulder to cry on. They can be your friends, family members, work mates, school mates or Uni friends. And what about that long lost friend or family member? Reconnect with them and tell them how much you have appreciated their friendship. Whoever they are, make a point of thanking them.
Have you thought about organising a Community Festival? You could hold a combined churches community wide Free Family Fun Day. Have a look at our new Community Festivals page under the How To menu for ideas about what you can do.
As always we encourage you to look for different ways to express thankfulness as you celebrate our National Day of Thanks, and also in the way you live.