What Does the Bible Say? 8 Verses About Thankfulness

With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, most of us have spent the month of November sharing our appreciation for others, as well as planning our big Thanksgiving Day feasts.

But we must not forget to thank God, above all else, for blessing us with the holiday season, beginning with Thanksgiving and highlighted by Christmas.

So, what does the Bible say about being thankful? Here are 8 verses to remember during the Thanksgiving holiday:


Colossians 3: 15-17 15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do,whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Thessalonians 5:18  16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances;for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Psalm 95:2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.

Colossians 2: 6-7 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

Ephesians 1: 16-17 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. 17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit[a] of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.

Romans 1: 21 21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.

Psalm 106: 1 Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Philippians 4: 6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


We wish you all a blessed Thanksgiving!


West Angeles School of Practical Christian Living – The Annual PCL Review

If you desire to know how to apply the principles of the Bible to your life in a practical way, please join us at the Annual PCL Preview!

All are welcome at this event and discounts are available on upcoming classes!

You can pre-register for fall quarter sessions in 2019 and qualify for special rates for the 2020 school year!

AWAKEN: A Study of the Book of Ephesians

Do you ever feel overwhelmed reading the Bible? Well, we’ve decided to take it one chapter at a time.
Take a 6-week journey with us, as we read what is also known as the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, and AWAKEN to who God has lovingly created you to be.
The book of Ephesians is a great place to begin discovering who you are in Christ. It also teaches us what God expects of us as His beloved children.
As we conclude the 6-week Study of the Book of Ephesians, join us for AWAKEN: A Study of the Book of Ephesians.
June 17 – June 23: Ephesians 1
June 24 – June 30: Ephesians 2
July 1 – July 7: Ephesians 3
July 8 – July 14: Ephesians 4
July 15 – July 21: Ephesians 5
July 22 – July 27: Ephesians 6

After reading each chapter, take a moment to answer the coordinating questions to help you better understand God’s Word and how it pertains to everyday life.


Children’s Ministry

WestA Kids – Children’s Ministry

The West Angeles Children’s Ministry gives children of all ages the opportunity to worship God in their own unique way. Also known as “West A Kids”, our ministry creates an age-appropriate worship environment where children can LEARN about God’s Word, REFLECT on the life of Jesus Christ, and EXPERIENCE God’s abundant life through the Holy Spirit.

Under the leadership of Presiding Bishop Charles Edward Blake, Sr. and Children’s Ministry Director Kimberly Briggs, your infant through 5th grade child will experience the truth about God in a child-friendly way. It is never too early for a child to learn the Word of God. The earlier that children begin to apply the teachings of God to their daily lives, the more in touch they are with their faith on a daily basis, and into their adulthood.

We teach God’s character and principles through His Word and the example of Jesus Christ. We use praise and worship, arts and crafts, fellowship time and an interactive Bible curriculum during our classroom sessions to ensure God’s objectives are reached.

Children’s Ministry Worship Services

Nursery (Infant to 2yrs) — Sundays 8am & 11am service in the Cathedral
Preschool (3yrs to Kinder) — Sundays 8am & 11am service in the Cathedral Hanger
Elementary (Kinder to 5th grade) — Every Sunday (except 1st Sunday) at 11am at the West Angeles Youth Center

West Angeles has Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops!

To find out more about the West Angeles’ Boy Scout Troop, please CLICK HERE.  To learn more about our Girl Scouts, please CLICK HERE.


The Sunshine Band

The West Angeles Sunshine Band was organized with the purpose of nurturing kids, ages 12 and under, through ministry.

The Sunshine Band was established by the founder of the Church Of God In Christ, Bishop Charles Harrison Mason, in 1911. West Angeles’ Sunshine Band continues the tradition by teaching children about God and concepts of the Bible, including the love of God and God’s Son, Jesus; rules of ministry, as well as scriptures that provide a foundation for understanding, faith, love, grace, salvation and practical precepts for living holy and productive lives.

Study groups and activities are appropriately set based on age, physical and social abilities, as well as emotional and spiritual maturity. Here, kids will have the opportunity to learn, lead, follow, teach, exploredevelop, and perform. 

The primary focus of the West Angeles Sunshine Band is to offer an opportunity for children to receive salvation in their productive years. Meaningful and wholesome activities such as music, bible study, drama, arts and crafts, field trips, and special worship services, guide our youth into the principles of godly living. Our hope is to build a partnership between  home, school, and church to aid in a spiritual foundation and additional resources for each child.

Class Content 

The content and curriculum of our classes include:

  • A General Assembly – (Bible Memory Verses)
  • A Creative Zone – (Arts & Crafts)
  • Story Time (Animated & Live Stream)
  • Puppet Ministry – (Hands-On)

West Angeles Sunshine Band Schedule:

Tuesday Evenings, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., West Angeles Youth Center, Rooms 100-102

Wednesday Evenings, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., West Angeles North Campus Multi-Purpose Building, Rooms 1, 3, & 5

Parents of West Angeles! We encourage you to bring your children, ages 3-12 years of age, to West Angeles Sunshine Band classes!


For more information on our Children’s Ministry or to contact our Children’s Ministry staff, please use the form below: 

Children’s Ministry