October is Clergy Appreciation Month. The nation celebrates Clergy Appreciation Day on the second Sunday in October. Most churches will celebrate on that day or select one of the other Sunday’s in the month. If you desire to participate, please share a Thank You or a smile behind the mask. You can also purchase a card or write a note in a blank card to include with a monetary gift. Scripture teaches us in 1 Corinthians 15:58 (KJV),“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”
In 1992, the celebration was established with a mission of uplifting and encouraging pastors, missionaries, and religious workers. Let’s show our appreciation to the ministerial staff of a local church especially now during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the COVID-19, the staff has had to endure hardship while having to limit the onsite attendance. The key focus goal for them is to pray, prepare for service, bury loved ones, and find ways to share the good news.
Hallmark first offered clergy appreciation cards in 2002. The kind and encouraging words are simply on point to share the heartfelt appreciation. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2019, 53,180 people serve as clergy in the United States. Thus, join us this month to celebrate and encourage the servants of God.
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