The arrival of November is our reminder that soon we will 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.

Sunday, November 19, Union Avenue Christian Church will will join together with neighbors and friends from Westminster Presbyterian and Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ to celebrate the annual Union Council joint THANKSGIVING WORSHIP SERVICE. Westminster will host this year's festivities, and the Rev. Mark Miller will bring a message of "thanksgiving" to the combined worship service. Our music in worship will be provided by the combined choirs of the three churches, and we will have a fellowship luncheon in the Westminster Fellowship Hall following worship.

We are asked to bring canned goods to share with neighborhood food pantries for our neighbors in need.

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.