My Dear Friends,

In the month of November we have the opportunity to stop and celebrate the one holiday a year that is just about totally non-sectarian and one that folks of every persuasion can join in. Yes, Thanksgiving Day has football and the day after a wild shopping experience (if desired). But just sitting down with family and friends and sharing our stories of blessings is celebration at its very best.

Let’s find ways to be thankful and things for which we give thanks. Too often we look at what we DON’T have and neglect to say thanks for what we DO have.

Carmen and I are so very thankful for you, our church family. You have been very generous with your prayers and your love and we sincerely thank you. This is Christian community at its best!

This year we look forward once again to our traditional Thanksgiving dinner together, on the Sunday evening before Thanksgiving Day. Please join us for a great time of food and fellowship.

Also, this year Suffolk Clergy United is hosting a Community Thanksgiving Service on Tuesday evening, November 19 at 7 pm at East End Baptist Church on Portsmouth Boulevard. The theme for this service is “At the Table” and is based on 2 Timothy 2:20-26. A mass choir is being formed for the service, and they will rehearse on Saturday November 16 at 10 am at St. Paul’s Baptist Church on Pitchkettle Road near the intersection with West Constance Road.

We have so much for which we are thankful! Blessings upon you and your family!