Unitarian Universalist Congregation
of Northern Chautauqua

companionship  on  life's  sacred  journey

You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink. – G. K. Chesterton

A Message From Our Minister

Many people tell me that Thanksgiving is their favorite holiday. They find relaxation and joy in this time set aside for remembering our blessings, giving thanks for the good in our lives, and reaching out to share what we have.

One spiritual practice we might engage during the month of November is to consciously, perhaps daily, note some of the many things we are grateful for – people, shelter, pets, food, clothing, health, caring and love, forgiveness, joy. We might take time to really notice the beauty of nature and the beauty of the faces of those we love and those we pass on the street.

With full, grateful hearts, we could discover a new tenderness with which to meet the world so that kindness and goodwill grows ever stronger in our workplaces, our homes, our neighborhoods, our congregation, and our community.

Happy Thanksgiving! Terry