Pastor Appreciation blurbs published every Wednesday in October
October is widely known as breast cancer awareness month. However, the month took on another significant meaning in 1994 when it was named Pastor Appreciation Month by Focus on the Family. It’s a time when congregations across the nation give back to their spiritual leader who has given so much to them. Pastor Appreciation Day was Sunday, Oct. 12.
This year marks the 20th Annual Pastor Appreciation Month and Pastor Appreciation Sunday. Throughout the month of October, Greene Publishing will publish submitted articles from individuals and congregations who wish to honor their pastor in the Madison County Carrier every Wednesday throughout the month of October. To celebrate this special occasion, we are asking for community members to submit words of kindness or appreciation about your pastor to this newspaper.
The deadline for submissions is Monday at 3 p.m. Each submission must be 100 words or less. Please send your responses to firstname.lastname@example.org, or you may call the office at (850) 973-4141.
The idea behind Pastor Appreciation Month was that recognizing and honoring pastors year-round is biblical and proper, but setting aside one month and one special Sunday a year brings the message to the forefront, reminding people not only of all the things their pastor does for them but also giving them occasion to ponder what they might in turn be able to do for their pastor, minister, leader and church staff.