From Pine Grove Baptist
Thoughts for the Month of October:
A scriptural calendar shows the following special days in the USA this month:
Columbus Day - Monday, October 9
Columbus Day honors the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. Columbus Day is a legal federal holiday throughout the United States. Until 1971, it was celebrated on October 12, but it is now celebrated on the second Monday in October. Cities and organizations sponsor parades and hold banquets.
The first Columbus Day celebration was held in 1792, when New York City celebrated the 300th anniversary of the landing. In 1892 President Benjamin Harrison called upon the people of the United States to celebrate Columbus Day on the 400th anniversary of the event. Columbus Day has been celebrated annually since 1920.
Indigenous People Day - Monday, October 9
A holiday in the United States that honors the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas and celebrates their history and culture. In many states and other localities, the holiday is variously observed in place of Columbus Day or along with it.
Some Indigenous leaders use the holiday as an opportunity to draw attention to issues that continue to affect Native Americans today, including climate change, tribal sovereignty and land rights.
National Boss Day, Monday, October 16
This holiday began as a chance for employees to express their gratitude to their employers or managers. It's also seen as a way for the relationship between managers and employees to be strengthened.
Although it's not a federal holiday, it is a holiday observed annually. It dates back to 1958 when the concept of National Boss Day was founded by Patricia Bays Haroski, then an employee of State Farm Insurance Co in Deerfield, IL. That year, she registered the holiday with the United States Chamber of Commerce. It was a special day to her because it was her father's birthday, who was also her boss. Four years later in 1962, Illinois officially proclaimed the holiday.
Halloween, Tuesday, October 31
Halloween is an festival celebrated on October 31. Its name means hallowed or holy evening because it takes place the day before All Saints Day. Halloween is a time of parties for both young and old. Some schools have costume parties for the children. There are special games which are played and telling fortunes and ghost stories.
In early times in the United States, Halloween was an occasion for playing harmless pranks. But in later years, many boys and girls played Halloween pranks that were not so harmless. They overturned sheds, broke windows, and damaged much property. In some cities, the police must work hard on Halloween to prevent pranksters from doing damage. Many communities now stop such action by holding Halloween parades and community gatherings which provide fun, in place of pranks, for children of all ages.
***J CLINTON GREEN, WHO SERVED AS PASTOR OF PINE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH FOR 26-1/2 YEARS, BROUGHT THE MESSAGE FOR OUR HOMECOMING SERVICE ON THE 2ND SUNDAY IN SEPTEMBER OF THIS YEAR.
EARLY IN HIS MESSAGE HE MENTIONED THE FOLLOWING 5 WORDS 3 TIMES. THIS IS WHAT HE SAID:
THIS IS A GOOD CHURCH. THIS IS A GOOD CHURCH. THIS IS A GOOD CHURCH.
OUR MEMBERS AGREE WITH THOSE WORDS AND WOULD LIKE TO INVITE EVERYONE TO COME AND VISIT WITH US AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE. WE BELIEVE YOU WILL GO AWAY SAYING...THIS IS A GOOD CHURCH.
PS -- PRAY FOR THE UNITED STATES AND THE WHOLE WORLD. WE ALL REALLY NEED FOR GOD TO FORGIVE US AND HELP US.
If you are unable to attend services in person this Sunday, hover your Cursor over "THOUGHTS FOR THE MONTH" above and click on the "Link to FaceBook-Church Service Video" when it appears.
We ask that congregants who are unable to attend services to send their tithes and offerings to:
Pine Grove Baptist Church
P.O. Box 1476
Cartersville, GA 30120
Attention: Stephen Lively
It is important to get these funds into our system in order to support our charitable operations as well as continue the operations of our church. Electric, gas, telephone, insurance, maintenance, and etc.
Special Prayer Requests:
1. Pray for our church, our nation and our leaders.
2. Pray for all who are recovering from natural disasters, and those who are assisting in the cleanup effort.
3. Pray for the persecuted Christians around the world.
4. Pray for all missionaries.
5. Pray for every church without a pastor.
6. Pray for all schools, colleges, etc.
7. Pray for all who have the coronavirus and also pray that the spread of it will come to an end.
8. Pray that confusion and division will cease and that God will lead to proper answers for the problems facing our country.