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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 18, 2021 by The staff of The Upper Room (Nashville, Tennessee)


“Because of the generosity of God’s people, we have been able to respond quickly and with excellence to the needs of the day.”

—Rev. Kimberly Orr, Publisher


Indeed, God is good. Here is a snapshot of what The Upper Room has been able to accomplish because of YOU. It’s our gratitude list and at the top of the list is you! We give thanks for all of these blessings:

  • Welcomed 3,074 new donors to The Upper Room donor family.
  • Provided "A Moment of Prayer" and "Live from the Chapel" on Facebook to people everywhere who needed encouragement, a moment of grace, and an opportunity to connect.
  • Offered “Resources for Spiritual Wellness during COVID-19,” including eCourses and devotional material.
  • Hosted an online event for donors, readers, and other friends of The Upper Room to meet the Tagalog publishing team in the Philippines. This event was the first-ever of its kind. More than 80 people attended from 11 countries.
  • Celebrated the following devotional guide edition anniversaries: Korean/English, 15 years; Chinese/English-Malaysia, 20 years.
  • Conducted several virtual writing workshops for The Upper Room, attracting writers from a variety of countries.
  • Grew our online learning offerings, including the highly successful Resilience Conference.
  • Held several regional and international virtual Gatherings for Emmaus Ministries. Nearly 2,100 people registered from 21 countries.
  • Launched the new Chrysalis with updated resources to reach a new generation. 
  • Responded to each of one of the 7,500 prayer requests posted on The Upper Room Prayer Wall per month.
  • Launched The Academy for Spiritual Formation’s first year-long virtual Academy and two events for the LatinX community—the one-day When Trauma Speaks: The Spirituality of Self-Compassion retreat and the six-month cohort Spirituality of Resilience within the Hispanic & Latinx Community.
  • Continued The Academy for Spiritual Formation’s Day Apart retreats and their award-winning podcasts.
  • And so much more happened by God’s good grace and your support.

We are grateful beyond measure. Thank you.

Happy Thanksgiving!
The Upper Room Staff


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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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