This week we pause as individuals, families and as a nation to celebrate THANKSGIVING. Thanksgiving offers each of us the opportunity to count our blessings — the freedoms we enjoy, the time we spend with loved ones and friends, the work that enriches our daily lives, and the opportunity to gather together and worship the God who enlightens our past and lights our path forward. This tradition reminds us that no matter what our backgrounds or beliefs, no matter who we are or who we love, at our core we are all children of a faithful God, and for this we can be forever thankful.

This Sunday, November 20, Union Avenue Christian Church will host the annual Union Council joint THANKSGIVING WORSHIP SERVICE. We will be joined by friends from Westminster Presbyterian and Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ. The Reverend Geoffrey Black will be our guest preacher, bringing a message entitled "Not By Bread Alone," drawing from Psalm 23 and Luke 4:1 – 14. Rev. Black is the immediate-past President of the United Church of Christ and now is a professor at Eden Theological Seminary. Our music in worship will be provided by the combined choirs of the three churches, and we will have a fellowship luncheon in our Fellowship Room following worship. Our regular lineup of Sunday School offerings will begin at 9:30 a.m. We hope you will join us as we give thanks for our faith and our shared commitment to caring community.