This book by Sharon Ely Pearson comes highly recommended by Presbyterian Christian Educators. It contains an abundance of ideas for creating meaningful autumnal celebrations rooted in faith practices.
Longtime Christian Educator, Wendy Claire Barrie, has published a blog post offering helpful suggestions for writing and creating Thanksgiving prayers.
Many congregations have some form of food pantry, allowing congregation members to donate food that is later distributed to those in the community who need it. With COVID-19 making it harder for food donations to be received at church, it is the perfect time to develop a practice of gathering food to donate to others at home. Consider putting together a Thanksgiving food basket or box with the food people would want to eat over the holidays but might not be able to afford. Donate to a local food bank or other organization that distributes food in your community.
Looking for more fun and meaningful activities to do with your family and friends this Thanksgiving?
Check out the Thanksgiving Faith Formation activity sheet, prepared by The Presbyterian Church in Canada:
10 Thanksgiving Faith Formation Activities for Families