Here’s a fun activity for the Thanksgiving season that your church group, kids, and adults, as well as the whole family can take part in! All you need is some cut-up colored contraction paper, a large clear jar, and colored pens. Or just pens and paper and a basket.
Dedicate an empty jar to be your “Gratitude Jar” for Thanksgiving. Decorate the jar as you like, or you can even print out this post and use the picture below as your label.
Keep small note sheets and a pen next to your Gratitude Jar. From now until Thanksgiving, have your kids, friends, and family write down what they are grateful for, and keep all their notes in the jar. BTW, this can be a year-long activity too!
On Thanksgiving Day, you can read the notes together and share your stories.
As always, I’m grateful to have the opportunity to serve you.
Pastor, Teacher, Missionary, Researcher, Church Planter, Author and Equipper.
Dr. Richard Joseph Krejcir lives in Southern California and is married to the beautiful MaryRuth and a precious son Ryan, a miracle from God. He is a child of God who is committed to biblical understanding, prayer, spiritual growth, and integrity. He is the Founder and Director of Into Thy Word Ministries, a missions and discipling ministry, with a call upon his heart to bring discipleship materials to pastors and everyone who needs them here and overseas. He is also a researcher at the Schaeffer Institute and spent over fifteen years on an in-depth, careful and through study on End Times. He is the author of numerous articles, curriculum's and books such as "Into Thy Word," and is also an ordained pastor, teacher, and speaker. He is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena California (Master of Divinity) and holds a Ph.D. (Practical Theology) from London. He has amounted over 25 years of teaching and pastoral ministry experience including serving as a church growth consultant.