Week 52 - 12/28/2014


Who to Thank

Someone who gave you a Christmas gift



And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.

John 1:14



Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.

Peg Bracken

Week 51 - 12/21/2014


Who to Thank

Christmas Eve worship leader/musician/usher/altar guild/tech crew



From the ends of the earth we hear songs of praise, of glory to the Righteous One.

Isaiah 24:16



The best gift around the Christmas tree is the presence of family wrapped in love.

Burton Hills


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. . . much easier for me to write a song about it.


One of my favorite quotes about gratitude is from John F. Kennedy, “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter the words but to live by them.” I’ve always believed gratitude played a huge part of my life. I sometimes can see all I have to give thanks for in my life but more than give thanks, I know that the time I am grateful each year, each day, each moment, is by the way I’m living gratitude. Gratitude has been said to have molded and shaped the entire Christian life not merely by emotions and thoughts, but by actions and deeds. Continue Reading

This submission is by Celia Whitler, Songwriter, author, singer and friend of FUMCR.



Gratitude for the HAPPY People!


I have been trying my best to keep up with the thank yous in our year of gratitude. It’s not only been a challenge to think of who to thank, but also a lot of fun. I find myself constantly on the lookout for who I can thank! Most of the time it comes easy because there are so many wonderful people out there~ just being themselves, but making our world a brighter place. Continue Reading

This submission is by Glenda Hanks, FUMCR Member.


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