May is the fifth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, the third of four months to have a length of 31 days. It is named after Maia, the Roman goddess of growth, fertility, and abundance.
At Atkinson Congregational Church, May is a month of celebration. It is a time to reflect on the blessings of the past year and to look forward to the promise of the new year. It is also a time to give thanks for the gift of life and to rededicate ourselves to our faith.
There are many different ways to celebrate May in the church. Some churches hold special services or events, such as flower festivals or potluck dinners. Others focus on outreach and service projects, such as volunteering at a local soup kitchen or homeless shelter. And still others simply take the time to spend with family and friends, enjoying the beautiful weather and the company of loved ones.
Highlights for the Month of May
- May 4: On May 4th, we encourage all to participate in the National Day of Prayer. No matter how you choose to honor the National Day of Prayer, it is a time to come together as a people and to ask for God's guidance and blessing.
- May 14: On May 14th we will celebrate Mother's Day as a holiday that celebrates the love and care of mothers. It is a day where we will show our appreciation for all that our mothers do for us, and to let them know how much we love them.
- May 20: At Atkinson Congregational, we will once again open our doors to the community during Atkinson’s Town Wide Yard Sale. Hosting a Comfort Station has become an annual tradition by our members as a way to give back to the community that gives so much to us.
Getting Back Outdoors
May is also the season of shifting weather, and many people prioritize spending time outside during this time. It's an excellent opportunity to bond with loved ones, and there are numerous ways to celebrate May while enjoying the beautiful weather. At Atkinson Congregational Church, you are welcome to explore our outdoor spaces and take in the stunning scenery, whether it's admiring the wildflower garden, relaxing in our outdoor meeting space, or simply taking a stroll on the grounds.
No matter how you choose to celebrate May, it is a time to be grateful for all that we have and to look forward to all that the future holds.