Carl Wimmer delivered a Thanksgiving message for the special service in 2016  titled, "Thanksgiving--More Than Just Turkey." He gave the congregation a new understanding about the pilgrims and their quest for religious freedom in the New World. The congregation enjoyed moments of levity and laughter in his talk,as he referred to personal and past Thanksgiving memories from childhood. Attendees also feasted on an abundance of scriptural wisdom and much food for thought as the talk highlighted the hardships that the pilgrims endured to obtain the liberty to pursue their christian faith. The rich christian heritage and history of America that Mr. Wimmer focused on demonstrated that Thanksgiving truly is more than turkey and dressing.