On this year's Thanksgiving Day, a new church was dedicated in China's eastern coastal Zhejiang Province.
Xiatianxi Church in Sanhe Town, Tiantai County, Taizhou has a floor space of 1,500 square meters (0.37 acres) with a seating capacity of 800 people, according to Taizhou Jiaojiang Church.
On Nov. 28, choirs and bands presented hymns and performed dances to give thanks to the Lord in the dedication ceremony. This was part of the three-day celebration gatherings.
Teacher Kong Aiqin delivered the message entitled, "Be Grateful to God and Dedicate Everything", sharing that Christians needed to understand God's "mercy" before having a thankful heart and sacrificing themselves.