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Giving Thanks as a Growth Group

November 7, 2023

Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! 

 1 Chronicles 16:8
On Saturday, over 40 leaders from the Care Center, Growth Groups, and Hope Group united together for Care+Counsel. Together we discovered how to CARE for people by connecting, assessing, responding, and encouraging. The engagement throughout the morning and the feedback at the end was very encouraging at many levels. If you were unable to join us, please know you were missed and we hope you can join us the next time it is offered.

November is an ideal month to practice thankfulness as a Growth Group. Need ideas? Here are 5 ways to consider for your group.

1. Friendsgiving

• Meet in a home for a potluck together
• Gather at a coffeeshop
• Share a pumpkin pie at your group time

Wherever you gather and however you gather, take time to share stories of thankfulness from this past year.

2. Give+Thanks

Give the gift of a few blank Thank You cards and time during your Growth Group to encourage each group member to write thank you cards to people - to a teacher, to staff or volunteer at Highpoint, to a neighbor, etc. Perhaps they will want to include a gift card, too.

3. November Serve

• From a heart of gratitude, encourage your group to serve together this month.

• Care Center Sunday - November 19
Email [email protected] to find out how you can be involved.
• Christmas Decorating Party - help decorate Highpoint for Christmas on Wednesday, November 29 at 6:30 pm
• Host Teams - serve together one Sunday this month

4. Thankfulness Challenge

Challenge your group to do "7 Acts of Intentional Thankfulness” during the week between your group times. Let the group members think through creative ways to show thankfulness in their home, in the community, and in the church. Have them come back the following week to share what they did.

5. Read + Reflect on God’s Word

Here are 30 Bible verses about thankfulness, a verse for everyday this month: Psalm 107:1, 1 Chronicles 29:13, Daniel 2:23, Psalm 95:2-3, Philippians 4:6, Philemon 4:6, Psalm 100:4, Isaiah 12:4, 1 Thessalonians 5:18, Psalm 106:1, Colossians 3:15-16, Hebrews 12:28, Psalm 118:1-8, Psalm 69:30, Psalm 105:1, Colossians 4:2, Psalm 28:7, Revelation 7:12, Jeremiah 33:11, Ephesians 5:20, Jonah 2:9, Revelation 4:9-11. Luke 22:19, Psalm 75:1, Daniel 6:10, Psalm 136:1- 3, 2 Corinthians 1:11, Psalm 30:12, Revelation 11:17, 1 Chronicles 16:8 How will you practice thankfulness as a group this month? Of course, you don’t need to do all of these ideas. But perhaps you can do one - or a few. We’d love to hear stories about what you plan to do or how it went. Let us know!

As always, let us know if we can pray for or support you.