As I sit here at my desk on a late Thursday afternoon and place my hand against the window, the glass is cool to the touch as another autumn front sweeps through the area. Day by day, the leaves of the little tree outside my window turn more golden reminding me that its my favorite time of year. In a matter of weeks, we will be gathering with family and friends sharing yet another Thanksgiving feast, and then, seemingly in a blink, we will be lighting candles and celebrating Christmas. This is a beautiful season.
It is also a season filled with opportunities to share and serve our neighbors in need. In the Turkey Drive, KWCC is partnering with Mission Northeast and HEB to put turkeys on the tables of families in need. HEB is selling us 10 lb. turkeys for $10 and Mission Northeast will distribute the birds (and sides) to needy families in Montgomery County. So far we have sold 225 turkeys, but our goal is to 400. This Sunday is our LAST SUNDAY! So ask your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers to buy a turkey (or 10). If we meet our goal, I will prove good on my promise to dress up like a turkey for Thanksgiving lunch on November 17.
Also, Mission Northeast has invited us to help fill Thanksgiving baskets on Saturday, November 16 from 9am-12noon. We are also gathering groups to distribute turkey baskets on November 19 & 21 from 12:30pm-3pm. Please contact the church office if you want to volunteer.