The Evolution of a Holiday is fascinating. Little did the native population and the people of the Mayflower realize how the culture of Thanksgiving would evolve. The traditions around my family’s celebration of Thanksgiving have taken years to take shape – each generation changing the flavor of the day – literally! Back in the day,… Continue reading How did a 1621 harvest gathering evolve into a popular holiday?
Pastor Paul’s Thanksgiving Facts
A Bountiful Harvest Read, listen, and think about this, our shared history. BY THE ENGLISH CALENDAR, it is autumn 1621. For the Wampanoag, it is Keepunumuk, the time of the harvest. In a small settlement on the edge of the sea, more than 90 Native men, members of the Wampanoag Nation, share food with 52… Continue reading Pastor Paul’s Thanksgiving Facts
The ONE thing we know for sure about the real history of Thanksgiving
A letter written in 1621 containing only 115 words inspired the growth of an American tradition that became a national holiday: Thanksgiving. There are several assumptions that are far from factual about that event; things like the Pilgrims taking over empty land, the Wampanoag people being uncivilized, the Pilgrims being peaceful while the natives were… Continue reading The ONE thing we know for sure about the real history of Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving and Christmas at The Palms
November 20 is our Thanksgiving Sunday and we’ll be giving thanks for our clergy including our retired clergy. We will serve a Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, November 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sign up today to donate food, volunteer to serve, or to eat. Questions? Talk to Wendy Whitlock. Make plans to join… Continue reading Thanksgiving and Christmas at The Palms
Spaulding Memorial Thanksgiving Dinner is BACK!
After a two-year absence, Church of the Palms is happy to announce that the Spaulding Memorial Thanksgiving Dinner will once again take place in King Hall on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 2022. We’ll be serving the meal between 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM. This meal takes place with generous donations of food from our… Continue reading Spaulding Memorial Thanksgiving Dinner is BACK!
On this day of giving thanks, for what, for whom do we give thanks? Is it a person or people; is it for health or wealth? What is it that causes you to give thanks? As you ponder that, let me give you some things that others have said about Thanksgiving. “Let all of us… Continue reading Thanksgiving thoughts
Thanksgiving (just not a meal)
For safety reasons, The Church of the Palms will not serve a meal this year for Thanksgiving. However, we do feel that some of the goals of the Annual Joyce Spaulding Memorial Thanksgiving Feast can still be met: Opportunity for ministry Provide extravagant welcome Remember Joyce and Roy Spaulding Have fun As an opportunity for… Continue reading Thanksgiving (just not a meal)
A Thanksgiving Message From the Moderators
When November rolls around, our thoughts turn toward thankfulness, reengaging and fellowship with friends (old and new), and embracing the spirit of giving. Our winter visitors (AKA snowbirds) are returning from the colder climes to the pleasant warmth of Sun City in the winter. Our hearts are full of joy for the blessings we have… Continue reading A Thanksgiving Message From the Moderators
Thanksgiving: Not Just a Meal
As was announced earlier, it has been decided for safety reasons that The Church of the Palms will not serve a meal this year for Thanksgiving. However, we do feel that some of the goals of the activity can still be met. The goals of The Annual Joyce Spaulding Memorial Thanksgiving Feast:• Opportunity for ministry•… Continue reading Thanksgiving: Not Just a Meal
Joyce Spaulding Memorial Community Thanksgiving Feast The Church of the Palms invites all to join us for our annual Thanksgiving Day dinner! The meal is free and the event is handicap accessible. Please call early for reservations 623-977-8359 or use the sign up sheet in the narthex. Wendy Whitlock has graciously offered to serve as… Continue reading Thanksgiving Feast