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NOVEMBER HAPPENINGS: The Social Concerns committee, on behalf of the congregation, will donate Thanksgiving baskets to five area families who would otherwise lack a nice holiday dinner. We need your help in supplying some of the basket items, so please consider donating. Deadline for drop-off is Friday, Nov. 21. For more info., contact Flo Waibel. Everyone is invited to an Interfaith Thanksgiving service starting at 7:30pm on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at First Presbyterian Church, 292 West Main Street, Newark.
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"We want to be a good church and a real church, a church where the truth gets told and to which we can bring our whole selves. A church where when we worship together we leave it all on the field. A church where we can laugh all of our laughter and cry all of our tears and ask the hardest questions and feel that the Holy Spirit shows up with great regularity."
-- Rev. Molly Phinney Baskette
How have you been blessed? Do you have good health (at least no debilitating illness)? Do you have a warm, dry, safe place to sleep at night? Are you part of a loving family? Did you have enough to eat this morning? Are you part of a caring faith community? Do you have adequate income (job or pension)? Can you take a warm shower whenever you want? Many people can't answer YES to these questions.
This year's stewardship theme is 'Blessed to be a Blessing'
. Take this moment to reflect upon how your own life has been blessed - what that means to you - and how and why it happened. Do your blessings enable you to be a blessing to others? How could your blessings enable you to be that blessing?
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