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Sunday, November 24, 2019 – Thanksgiving and Gratitude – with Rev. David Sammons

The great myth of the American Thanksgiving is that it celebrates the thankful Pilgrims inviting their Native American neighbors to dinner to celebrate their survival in the new land to which they’d come. But the holiday we celebrate today was proclaimed by Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War was not about that. It was a day meant to try to bring people together in a time of extreme strife and division. Each year the President has to proclaim the holiday anew. I don’t know that our currently divisive President has said about this Thanksgiving. His speech writer undoubtedly tweeted something a bit different than his tweets. But if we could proclaim a Thanksgiving instead of him, what would it be that it should say about what we’re thankful for? Led by Rev David Sammons.

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