Strong Tower Radio's Thanksgiving Wednesday and Thursday Programs

30 Hours of Thanksgiving Coming

Strong Tower Radio's 30 hours of Thanksgiving begins Wednesday at 6 p.m. through midnight Friday morning. This program set begins with the "William Bradford Story."

Thursday will be alternating Thanksgiving music and related stories all day long. It's a great background for holiday travel with the STR phone apps connected to your car audio system or STR radio. Morning starts with a Thanksgiving STR Variety Hour doubleheader, Fresh Manna, and Joy in the Morning. During your Thanksgiving gathering you can continue listening to a delightful replay of the William Bradford story and more seasonal music.

Embarkation of the Pilgrims 1875 Robert Walter Weir in the US Capitol

Ritsema's Thanksgiving History

Scott Ritsema gives a comprehensive Christian view of Thanksgiving this Sunday at 5:00 p.m., Monday at 10 a.m., and Wednesday at 12:01 a.m. ONLY on STR stations, STR apps, or Find out the difference between the Pilgrims and the Separatists and much more.

Depiction of the Separatist's first Thanksgiving

What is the Meaning of Thanksgiving?

Pastor Jay Gallimore, Kam Ferguson, and Jilane Fenner attack the "pink elephant in the room" that everyone knows but are afraid to ask. The seldom discussed topic of "What is the Meaning of Thanksgiving?" This Strong Tower Radio exclusive series airs daily Sabbath through Wednesday at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. ONLY on STR stations, STR apps, or

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Bottom photo- The "Andy Griffith"-like Lake County sheriff on the left.

The Mayberry Sheriff in Michigan!

Lake County's Sheriff is an unconventional "Andy Griffith"-type law enforcement officer. He likes to build relationships and avoid law breaking. During COVID he and his volunteers collected pop cans to raise money for youth programs. Listen to his unique style this week on Strong Tower Radio Feature.

STR talks with the "Andy Griffith" sheriff about his youth programs this Sunday at 3:30 a.m., Monday at 4 p.m., Wednesday at 9 p.m., and Thursday at 1 p.m. ONLY on STR stations, STR apps, or

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STR Events Calendar

Be a part of Strong Tower Radio by joining us personally at one or more of the following scheduled events:

11/18 10:45 a.m. Kam at Lapeer SDA Church

11/18 9:30 a.m. David at Lake City SDA Church

12/09 11:10 a.m. David at Marion SDA Church

12/09 5:00 p.m. STR Variety Hour at the Saginaw SDA Church

12/16 11:00 a.m. David at 13th St. SDA Church

"David" is David Bolduc- Founder and President

"Jilane" is Jilane Fenner- Public Relations and Board Member

"Kam" is Kam Ferguson- Development Director

"Tom" is Tom Mejeur- Production &

Marketing Director

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"STR" is the abbreviation for Strong Tower Radio

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Pastor Sean Reed's Thanksgiving Sermon is this Friday on STR's Fresh Manna.

Sermons on STR

Here are the upcoming Fresh Manna sermons and speakers that will be streamed on,, and on Strong Tower Radio's local stations Monday-Friday at 2 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Thanksgiving themed sermons

This Week-

11/16 Ron Kelly- "My Top 20 and Yours"

11/17 Sean Reed- "Oh Give Thanks to the Lord""

Next Week(s)-

11/20 Pat Milligan- "Let Us Be Thankful"

11/21 Jermaine Gayle- "To Have Thankful Eyes"

11/22 Sean Reed- "With a Grateful Heart"

11/23 Ron Kelly- "Why America? Why Thanksgiving?"

11/24 Steven Conway- "The Truth on Thankfulness"

STR Sabbath Sermons- Saturdays at 11 a.m.

11/18 Malcom Douglas- "Thankful"

Giving Thanks!

Thankful or Complaining?

During November, many people take a little time pondering what they’re thankful for during the past year.    Somewhat like a year in review, they reflect on the blessings they’ve received, though not all connect them to the personal, holy God Who loves them.

The faster life speeds by, the more inclined we are to overlook the many blessings for which we can be thankful, let alone express that thanks.    What do we tend to do instead?  Complain.  Whether by thought or audibly expressed, we tend to express more complaints than thanksgiving.    We want our situation or concern addressed.      Expressing thanks may not even occur to us in the moment.

Our mental and physical health will continually benefit by daily cultivating a thankful mindset to counter our self-centered tendency to complain about people or circumstances.   Proverbs 17:22 instructs us that “A joyful heart (mind, attitude) does good like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.”

Paul urges us to “let the peace of God rule in your heart. ...and be thankful” and to “do all things without complaining…” (Col 3:15, Gal 2:14)

Jesus simply asks us to follow His example.  Without complaining, He lived and worked on Earth for 33.5 years with a thankful heart full of God’s peace.    He then gave His perfect life as a gift, giving us a second chance!  What a matchless gift, thank you Jesus!

The everlasting gospel described in Revelation 14:6-7 summarizes Jesus' call for us to follow His example.   Strong Tower Radio (STR) broadcasts the everlasting gospel, in varying formats, 24/7/365 to prepare people to meet a crucified, risen and soon returning Savior Who offers power to live victorious lives now.

As I ponder things for which I’m thankful, you come to mind.    Thank you, listeners, thank you donors for keeping STR on the air, broadcasting the Three Angels' Messages in much of Michigan and streaming to the globe.   The world needs the everlasting gospel NOW more than ever.

Your continued prayers and financial support will bless many.   As the calendar year end approaches, thank you also for remembering STR in your tax planning.

Kam Ferguson

Development Director

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