This Sunday’s Service – Observing Thanksgiving Day from the traditional and Native American perspectives

November 25 Service at 10:30 AM

Bob Vincent

Thanksgiving Day began with modest roots. Originally a celebration of gratitude for the blessings of the harvest and all the good that came with the preceding year, it evolved from its religious and cultural traditions into one of our major secular holidays. But it is not universally celebrated. To many of our Native American neighbors, Thanksgiving Day represents four centuries of racism, genocide and government attempts to destroy their culture. Today’s service speaks to both sides of the issue. In the process, it brings to light how one prestigious prep school trains its very privileged students to express gratitude for their favorable social and economic circumstances by learning simple yet effective ways of bringing comfort to the disadvantaged.

We finish out the month with more beautiful piano music by Judy Putnam.