A thought from our Pastor, The Rev. Meg Jackson Clark
We have entered the season of gratitude. Gratitude in 2020? Yes, even in 2020 there is much
for which we can give thanks. The apostle Paul urges us to “give thanks in all circumstances.”
While we may not feel grateful for the circumstances themselves, we can nonetheless give
thanks. So from the midst of the pandemic and all its related difficulties, we pause as a church
this November to give thanks.
On All Saints Day, we gave thanks for the life of Bill Dotson, our First Presbyterian saint who
died this August, as well as for all the other saints who have graced our lives.
This month we will give thanks for continued leadership in our ministry as we elect elders to
begin service in the coming year.
As we prepare for Thanksgiving, we will write down specific things for which we are grateful,
and use our written reflections to create a Thanksgiving wreath.
If we have difficulty finding this spirit of gratitude within us, we might be helped by the apostle
Paul’s teaching that generosity produces thanksgiving. This season provides many opportunities
to be generous, beginning with a gift to our Hair Razing campaign for the Greene County
Community Food Pantry. We are also invited this month to prayerfully consider what we plan
to give to the church in the coming year. When we think about what we will give, we become
aware of how much we have been given. Even as we plan our generosity, thanksgiving is
produced! Then as we give, we show our gratitude to God who is endlessly generous in grace
As Paul says, our generosity not only supplies needs, but also overflows with many
thanksgivings to God.
Meg Jackson Clark is our Pastor. She came to the Greensboro congregation in September, 2018. Most recently, Meg served as Pastor of Dallas-Dodd Presbyterian Church in LaGrange, GA, while also working in the Coweta County Public Library System. Prior to her time there, she was Associate Pastor at Newnan Presbyterian Church for 13 years. Meg began her ministry in Atlanta as Chaplain at Piedmont Hospital.
Meg received her education at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania and Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta.
Meg is married to Steven Brown, her partner in life and ministry. Together they have three adult children - Andy Clark of Newnan, GA, Zack Brown and Stephanie Brown, both of South Carolina. They also have a granddaughter, Rowan Brown.
Meg and Steve have a life-long love of various types of music, and enjoy attending concerts, and adding their voices to the choir. Occasionally, Meg’s violin makes an appearance at worship. Meg leads a Book Club at the Greene County Library which focuses on inspirational books. Steven works at Reynolds, Lake Oconee, as well as contributing his talents at church.