On Sunday, Nov. 20, the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will hold a special service, with a Thanksgiving sermon presented by Joan Ward.
Ward comments that, ”Spiritual gratitude is the fundamental appreciation of our time on this earth. Gratitude is the natural expression of a loving heart. Every time we express appreciation, we help heal the world.”
Ward asks that everyone bring a food item for the crises food boxes.
Joan’s presentation will be an adaptation of a sermon by Edwin Charles Lynn. The gathering will have an opportunity to put notes of thanks in our Thanksgiving basket. There will be a discussion of how we can show our gratitude by sharing with others, with examples of what the fellowship currently does, and what else it can do.
The service will be followed by a festive potluck, so please bring something to share.
Joan is past president of the PUUF Steering Committee and current treasurer. She also organizes and supervises our monthly Loaves and Fishes community lunch, which involves hours of food preparation and cooking. This activity gives her ample opportunity to put into practice her Ph.D in nutrition. Besides that, she volunteers with the Humane Society, where she was recently involved in capturing 27 feral cats, delivering them to the vet and returning them to their colony. Still more, she was just awarded Volunteer of the Year with Chimney Rock Interpretive Association, with over 500 hours to her credit.
The service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, and child care will be provided. The address is Unit B-15, Greenbriar Plaza. Turn East on Greenbriar Drive off North Pagosa Boulevard by the fire station, then left into the back parking lot and look for the big sign. All are welcome.