October 31

Tomorrow is November 1, the first day of our church-wide focus on thankfulness. This year, we will be participating in something called 30 Days Of Thanks. The premise is this: for each of the 30 days of November, take a minute and simply name one thing you are thankful for. There are several ways you can do this.

You can write them down on the sheet that was available this past Sunday. This list is also available on our website, in the November newsletter, and will be available again this Sunday.

You can name one thing you are thankful for each of the next thirty days on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. If you do this, please use the hashtags #unionchristianchurch and #30daysofthanks

You can add the 30 Days Of Thanks frame to your Facebook profile picture. Find it here: http://www.unionchristianchurch.net/30daysofthanks

At the end of the month, if you are comfortable sharing, we will post the sheets of thankfulness in the Gathering Space.

Finally, available this Sunday, you can pick up a coloring sheet on the topic of Thankfulness. In your Quiet Time over the next few weeks, use these to help you quiet your minds as you focus on thankfulness. You can bring them to church and they will also be posted in the Gathering Space.

In a time when we are surrounded by anger and hate, it is necessary to take the time to name what we are thankful for and to intentionally give thanks. I am excited we can do this together. Today, I am thankful for YOU, the Union Family.

-Pastor Jane