“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” — Maya Angelou
This Sunday, John Hall will give a lesson titled “Thanksgiving of Healing”
We are forgoing meeting in person during the coronavirus epidemic, meeting instead through the magic of ZOOM. We share music, readings, and hymns on our usual presentation slides, have a story and a talk, and share joys and sorrows, as well as a virtual “coffee hour” discussion starting at 10:30, with the service at 11. If you prefer not to be seen, video is optional. If you would like to participate, please email email@example.com for details and a link, or for help with using ZOOM.
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ILLUSTRATION BY TARA JACOBY found in this article
May your Thanksgiving be full of blessings, thanks, and love. What are you grateful for?
Lillian Nye offers thoughts on Thanksgiving, our tables, altars, and spirituality in her sermon Let Our Table Stand Like an Altar.
“Sean Sherman, an Oglala Lakota chef and founder of The Sioux Chef, shares his perspectives on Thanksgiving.
“The thing is, we do not need the poisonous “pilgrims and Indians” narrative. We do not need that illusion of past unity to actually unite people today. Instead, we can focus simply on values that apply to everybody: togetherness, generosity and gratitude. And we can make the day about what everybody wants to talk and think about anyway: the food.”” Article Found Here
In the month of November people tend to focus on gratitude and thankfulness. While this should be a practice all year, Thanksgiving makes November an easy target. This November we are going to do a gratitude challenge. We hope you will join us.
Today’s question is what smell are you grateful for today?
Here is a meditation from Braver/Wiser called Petrichor by Alex Haider-Winnett.
During this time of Thanksgiving and fellowship with family, we cannot neglect that sometimes family is not the group of people who pick you up when you fall down.
This weeks service will be about finding your tribe and knowing how you have found your tribe.
Hopefully, you will find that part of your tribe is with us.
Please join us for coffee and conversation at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, November 22, at the Progressive Women’s Association’s Uptown Event Center, 305 Washington Ave. in downtown Clarksburg, West Virginia. The worship service starts at 11:00. Our ongoing Religious Education classes begin at 10:00.
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