November 14

This is an exciting time of year, isn’t it? This week we begin the holiday season at Union with several special opportunities.

This Friday, November 16, we will throw open the front doors of our building and welcome families who are coming to pick up their Thanksgiving food boxes. This year we have partnered with our local Woodmen of the World chapter to provide food for 70 families. Because of all those who have put together a food box, it should be a wonderful day, and we need your help. If you are available anytime between 10:45 and 1:15, please come and help us welcome the families by carrying their boxes and turkeys to their cars.

This Sunday night, November 18, we will have our annual Church Family Thanksgiving Dinner beginning at 5:30. The church will provide turkey and dressing and you are asked to bring a covered dish to help fill out the meal. This is always a special night – bounteous food, laughter and fellowship, and a time of speaking our words of thanks for this past year. Invite your friends and family and come and join us.

Our partnership with Interfaith Hospitality Network of Athens has offered us another wonderful opportunity to serve those in need in our community. Some of you may have heard that they are moving their offices out of the Day Center, just across the street to an area located in First Baptist Church, Athens. They hope to have this move completed by December 1. The physical labor of the move will begin on Monday, November 19. If you are able to help with that move, please let one of our coordinators – Patti Clark or Kelly Hansford know. Lunch will be provided on that day.

As we approach Advent, there will be many more opportunities for fellowship, worship, and service. Keep you ears and your eyes open for ways you can participate.

-Pastor Jane