Why? Because we need it, especially now. Seeing the world through the eyes of gratitude changes us. Gratitude can change everything.
In Paul’s letter to the Philippians 4:6-7, he writes, Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Diana Butler Bass, bestselling author of “Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks,” writes, The capacity for collective joy is encoded into us….We can live without it, as most of us do, but only at the risk of succumbing to the solitary nightmare of depression. Why not reclaim our distinctly human heritage as creatures who can generate their own ecstatic pleasures out of music, color, feasting, and dance? Why not? Why not rediscover gratitude through play?
November Calendar Highlights
- Virtual food drive with Alameda County Community Food Bank
- Journaling about gratitude. we invite you to:
- keep a gratitude journal for the month of November. (Feel free to download and use)
- share your prayers of gratitude during our prayer time in worship.
Key dates in November: (for more details see below)
Thurs, Nov 12, 7PM Green team: climate discussion, Zoom Link Meeting ID: 716 026 467
Thurs, Nov 19, 7PM: Justice &Witness: 400th anniversary discussion of First People, Zoom Link Meeting ID: 716 026 467
Here are slides from last Sunday’s quarterly meeting, describing more of our mission highlights for the fall.