Members of the Fresno Pacific University community celebrated Thanksgiving with "Pie & Praise" November 18, 2021. The pandemic-abbreviated version of the annual Thanksgiving Lunch was enjoyed by an estimated 50-60 faculty, staff and students in the Special Events Center. The event included words of praise and thanksgiving from President Joseph Jones and Forts Lady Yvette Jones and perennial favorite the Parade of Nations, featuring the flags of the 38 countries current international students call home. Pieces of pumpkin and apple pie were available as people left the SEC. Donations of non-perishable food items were also collected for the Sunbird Food Pantry.