Focus on Faith: Thanksgiving Meal

"A large amount of people who are early in recovery don't have any place to go back to because of their past," says Bishop Rob Nichols, pastor of Church on the Rock.

Something one of the deacons can relate to.

Which is why he decided to volunteer to cook Thanksgiving dinners every year.

"It's not just for the needy people. People think about community dinners as being for the needy," says Thomas.

The tradition has been going on for nearly 10 years and Church on the Rock opens their doors to everyone who is simply looking for fellowship and a good time.

"Just bring themselves and a good attitude," says Nichols.

Church on the Rock says there is absolutely no gimmick in this event.

"Christ said if you give as much as a cup of cold water in my name, you've done unto me," says Nichols.

So for the church this gesture is just a practice of their faith.

The pastor says preaching and worship are important elements of religion, but it goes deeper than that, especially during the holiday season.

Nichols says, "This Thanksgiving dinner is part of what Christ has done for us collectively so we'd like to share that with the world."

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