What are your memories of Thanksgiving? Do you have favorite moments from your childhood about the holiday? What faces appear when you think of Thanksgiving? What smells fill your heart, mind, and soul? What traditions have you taught the younger generations? Are there certain foods that are “a must” for the big meal? Thanksgiving conjures up… Continue reading 25th anniversary of our community Thanksgiving meal
Sue Bender, in her book, Everyday Sacred, describes how she began to develop an attitude of gratitude. It had, she says, something to do with an exploding turkey! She writes: “Last month my husband Richard and I decided, at age 60 and 63, it was finally time to be grown-up and responsible. Neither of us… Continue reading An exploding turkey
The Church of the Palms will host a Thanksgiving dinner for the community on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23rd from 11 am to 1 pm. This year will be the 25th time we have hosted the community! You can contribute to this mission project by signing up to donate food, volunteering to help serve food,… Continue reading Thanksgiving dinner coming up!
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?
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
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
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
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
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)