Commmunity Thanksgiving is Tuesday

Published 12:02 am Saturday, November 19, 2011

Members of the joint choir sing at last year’s service. | File photo


Residents from around Andalusia will have the opportunity to gather together for the annual community Thanksgiving service this Tuesday.

This year’s event, sponsored by the Greater Andalusia Ministerial Association, will be held at First Baptist Church, with FBC pastor, Dr. Fred Karthaus, bringing the message.

“Historically, Thanksgiving has been a holiday we have celebrated since the beginning of our nation,” he said. “The Pilgrims and Indians gathered together to give thanks for the harvest. And in the same sense, we, as Christians, gather together and give thanks for our blessings.”

Karthaus said choir members from all church are invited to sing in the area Thanksgiving choir, which will be led by FBC music minister Dwight Crigger.

Those interested in participating are asked to come for a small rehearsal at 6 p.m., before the 7 p.m. service.

Each year the service is held at a different host church and is held on Tuesday so it does not conflict with the schedules of area churches.

“This offers everyone the opportunity to join together in grateful praise to God,” Karthaus said. “We’d love for everyone to come.”