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Celebrate Harvest Festival

In church today we celebrated Harvest Festival. We were asked to give as much as we could to our local food bank. Fruit, vegetables and flowers are no longer appreciated as there is such a great need for food that will keep (cans, dehydrated goods etc.)

How does your church celebrate the Harvest?

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Karen: Didn't Jesus sum up the Law in the Great Commandments? Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind, Love your neighbor as yourself.
---Grandma on 10/28/13

Jesus talked a lot about the law also.
---KarenD on 10/27/13

francis was not my friend. all he could talk about is the law. he knew nothing else.
---shira4368 on 10/26/13

Anyone know what happened to Francis, our very vocal SDA friend?

Has he left the blogs?
---Mark_Eaton on 10/25/13

cluny, I have never called you a liar. you just try to keep things stirred don't you? I don't know what you are talking about. all I know is you are very rude and condescending to others on christianet.
---shira4368 on 10/23/13

\\ now what question did you ask? I have answered your questions.
---shira4368 on 10/23/13\\

One question I've asked on another blog--one that you never answer--is why you think the KJV came from God?

And why the KJV, as opposed to the Geneva Bible, ERV, or any other version.

Another question I asked you that you never answered is why you called me a liar.

And these are not the only questions I've asked you that you never answered.

BTW, over 100 people think my posts are helpful--more than twice the number who think yours are.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/23/13

cluny, I don't care what you believe. none of the Baptist churches celebrate the devil's day. maybe you were in a church like westboro Baptist church. my church is opposite of westboro and the opposite of you as well. now what question did you ask? I have answered your questions.
---shira4368 on 10/23/13

BTW, shira, why don't you ever answer the direct questions i pose to you?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/23/13

\\I was saved in a Baptist church but you make people not to even want to be a Christian. \\

I was thinking much the same thing about you, shira.

If you appeared on my door say, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son...." I wouldn't believe you had I not already read it for myself first.

I might add that the very teens who talked about how much Jesus meant to them on Sunday nights treated me like crap at school on Monday.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/22/13

cluny, you never cease to amaze me. just one more jab at God's house. well, I was saved in a Baptist church but you make people not to even want to be a Christian. maybe if you would go back to the Baptist church you would learn how to be polite.
---shira4368 on 10/19/13

BTW, the only Hallowe'en parties I ever went to were sponsored by the Baptist Church in which I was raised and regularly attended until I got saved.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/18/13

cluny...Yes, celebrations of any kind on that night are just shams to celebrate Halloween. No Christian should celebrate Halloween in any manner.
---KarenD on 10/18/13

I know of many churches which hold Hallelluia Parties instead of Hallowe'en Parties. I'm not sure that's a good idea because it is still acknowledging the date.

Having something good for the young EVERY week would be better so that they would already be 'booked' on Hallowe'en night and not feel the desire to go for that different kind of activity.

Catering for Youth is not easy these days because the world lures them away in so many directions and even compulsory daytime education has many things which it is very difficult to withdraw children from even when we would like to do so.

Satan is alive and well in every aspect of life and he wants our children.
---Rita_H on 10/18/13

Isn't having anti-Halloweeen or non-Halloween celebrations, for example some churches having Pumpkin festivals--itself celebrating Halloween?

And when was the apostrophe dropped? I remember being marked off in the 3rd grade for not spelling it Hallowe'en.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/16/13

Halloween is celebrated has a weeklong harvest festival in Independence Kansas USA a town of 14,000 grows to about 90,000 This has been going on since 1919 with interruptions during World War II, he Neewollah [Halloween Backwards] They but on a Play Musical each year, this year is Young Frankstine other night musical groups main street is shut down for several blocks for street vendors and a large parade on Saturday at the end of the week. The movie Picnic staring William Holden takes place in Independence during the Neewollah Festival. Do a search on the Neewollah Festival and see what in the real world.
---Blogger9211 on 10/15/13

Karen, we don't celebrate Halloween but we do have things for our kids to keep them out of the Halloween scene. I don't participate in Halloween either.
---shira4368 on 10/15/13

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There is absolutely no link between Harvest and Halloween in the U.K. and I cannot see any reason why anyone should link the two in their own mind.

I also ignore halloween and never allowed our children to participate. It made me rather unpopular with their schools at the time but God honours those who honour Him.

Food pantries, food banks, soup kitchens, community meals etc. are a great help to those in need and are much appreciated.
---Rita_H on 10/15/13

Since "Harvest Festivals" in the US are held in many churches to replace Halloween, our church does not have one. We have nothing to do with Halloween. We do keep a food pantry year round as the community food bank here only distributes food once a month to each family in need. If a family in need comes into the church and is in need of fresh things (such as milk, bread) we do take them to the grocery store and purchase the food out of the food pantry budget.
---KarenD on 10/15/13

Thanks Cliff, it is good to know that Christians in many parts of the world do what they can for the needy. We each have to do it in our own way using what is at our disposal. Facilities for the hungry vary a lot and some volunteers cope admirably in conditions which lack much but the hungry are still fed.

Some are very grateful and some grumble (sadly) but we plod on and do what God asks us to do in hopes that some will meet the Lord and be fed spiritually whilst we feed them physically.
---Rita_H on 10/15/13

Rita, Today is Thanksgiving here (Canada) it is basically a harvest festival.
All manner of churches and organizations open their doors to the homeless and hungry of our aria!
---1st_cliff on 10/14/13

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Willie C, the foods we gave yesterday were not being handed directly to the needy. They were being taken to the foodbank which opens Tues. and Fri. only. Fresh fruit and veg. are not suitable for that kind of food giveaway because they would no longer be fresh when given out, but I agree that fresh is often the best. The whole thing is manned by volunteers using a Sunday School room in a church about a mile away from our own. Anyone can call in with a bag of 'goodies' on either of those 2 days but they must be non-perishables.

Soup kitchens which offer a hot meal would appreciate the fresh stuff but we don't have one near to us.
---Rita_H on 10/14/13

Rita, we don't celebrate harvest, but we do have a food giving thing, for which we collect foods that keep.

But if people need food . . . now . . . then what they get should not need to keep for very long.

And the fresh foods can be more nutritious and they would be more expensive for people to get for themselves. So, I would think they could buy the keeper foods, and receive produce whenever possible.
---willie_c: on 10/14/13

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