“Gratitude is defiance of sorts, the defiance of kindness in the face of anger, of connection in the face of division, and hope in the face of fear…Thus, gratitude strengthens our character and moral resolve, giving each of us the possibility of living peaceably and justly.” – Diana Butler Bass
Gratitude is a tricky thing. While many of us can quickly come up with the most basic things we can give thanks for—friendships, shelter, food, work, access to healthcare, an okay-ish pastor—it can quickly turn into a reality check of what we do not have.
One of the ways we broaden our understanding and sense of gratitude is sharing our story and listening to the stories of others. There is something intrinsically beautiful about hearing how God is moving and working in others’ lives and allowing others to give voice to the same place in our lives.
Gratitude is not a solitary characteristic to pursue. As a faith community, we should gather to give thanks for each other and the work of God among us.
We invite you to join us as a community of gratitude to our Thanksgiving Gathering, November 24 at 4:30 pm.
This pre-game warmup for the real turkey day will be an evening of good food, extraordinary community, and charming activities.
We invite you to invite friends, family, and neighbors to join you. This is a non-intrusive way to introduce others to our vibrant community.