Congregational Care & Family Ministries

As you gather around the table this thanksgiving – whether it be with friends or family; or if you find yourself helping and serving others – be sure to include everyone in the table grace! It can be as simple as taking turns around the table to “give thanks”. Here are some prayers – traditional and not-so-traditional to guide you this Thanksgiving.
Traditional Prayer: For each new morning with its light; for rest and shelter of the night. For health and food; for love and friends; for everything thy goodness sends, we give you thanks – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Superman Prayer:  Thank you Lord for giving us food! Thank you Lord for giving us food! For the food that we eat here! and the friends that we meet here! Thank you Lord for giving us food! +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++  
Eureka! Book Club on Tuesday, November 19 features “The 13th Gift: A True Story of a Christmas Miracle” 
Our November book club, which begins at 6:00 p.m., will be led by Patty Maxwell. “The 13th Gift:…”, by Joanne Huist Smith, is a  heartwarming Christmas story about how a random act of kindness transformed one of the bleakest moments in a family's history into a time of strength and love.  Note that the November meeting is a Tuesday and a little earlier than usual because of holidays and other events. Each meeting begins with dinner (cost ranges from $5-$10). RSVP by calling the office at 315-635-6442      --Rev Jeff Hodge, Pastor of Congregational Care & Family Ministries