This Sunday’s service: Thanksgiving and Homecoming

Karen Nastuk

Copyright © 2008 by Karen R.H. Nastuk

The Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church will hold a multi-generational Thanksgiving service this Sunday, November 23.

Traditionally we set aside one Sunday in the yearly cycle to acknowledge and give thanks for blessings received from a bountiful universe. At this time we remember the experiences and the people who have helped and sustained us, both as individuals and as a congregation. We reflect with gratitude on what has kept us going through the rough patches of our lives and helped us to celebrate the bright ones.

In this multi-generational service we will rejoice in being together and give thanks through inspired music, readings, poetry, shared stories, and a feast of cider and cornbread.

The service will be followed by a Homecoming, with a lunch of hearty soups and breads followed by a property walk. We are preparing an upcoming Jubilee that will include a historical archival project, a retrospective of Unitarian Universalism in the Danvers area, and culminating with the 50th anniversary of services at Locust Street in 2017.

The service coordinators this week will be Director of Religious Exploration Meryl Baier and church member Lisa Judd.

Please join us this Thanksgiving. Reacquaint with old friends, and find those you haven’t yet met. We welcome your fellowship and warmth.

The service will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by Homecoming events starting at about 11:30. Religious education classes are offered, and visitors are always welcome.