• Friday , 22 September 2017

We are thankful for you!


Recently, staff of The Upper Room gathered to sign Thanksgiving cards for over 500 top donors and friends in an event donor relations manager Amy Skerratt called “Fondue for Gratitude.”

During the time together, individuals representing every department of The Upper Room sat around tables sharing stories of gratitude—and chocolate and cheese fondue—while they signed cards to people who make this global ministry possible.

“There is nothing more important to us than pausing to thank the people who give us prayer and financial support,” Amy says. “Today was a fun way to remind staff how generous donors impact our work and remind them that we are immensely grateful.”

Sherry Elliott, executive director of Interpretation and Development, adds, “The real power of gratitude is that it helps us notice every day gifts and creates a spirit of community that gives us strength. We give thanks for all those who engage in this ministry of prayer and spiritual formation with us.”


I thank my God every time I mention you in my prayers. I’m thankful for all of you every time I pray, and it’s always a prayer full of joy. Im glad because of the way you have been my partners in the ministry of the gospel from the time you first believed it until now.

—Philippians 1:3-5




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  1. Jody Watts
    November 24, 2015 at 11:57 am Reply

    I received your wonderful Thanksgiving card and, after reading about all of you gathering to sign it, it means even more. I am recuperating from double pneumonia so I’ll have to forego our family’s Thanksgiving gathering and your card meant even more to me.

    God bless each and every one of the staff from The Upper Room.

    • Marti Williams
      November 24, 2015 at 12:06 pm Reply

      And right back at you! Thank YOU for YOUR note today. It means so very much to get words of encouragement like that. Thank you for being part of our Upper Room family!

    • Beth Wakefield
      November 24, 2015 at 2:39 pm Reply

      Jody, thank you so much for your kind note. Our Thanksgiving card “signing day” is so much fun for our staff and it helps us to remember how very important our donors are to this ministry. I hope you are recovering from your bout with pneumonia and wish for you all of God’s many blessings in the days ahead. Happy Thanksgiving.

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