Thanksgiving: The Rest of the Story
By Jon Sievert
The Reverend Claudia Frost tells of “Thanksgiving: The Rest of the Story” at this Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Meeting.
By Rev. Claudia Frost
Sun, Nov 22, 10:30am
La Posada de la Aldea
Ancha de San Antonio 15
Each year at this time many people from the US and Canada find their thoughts of gratitude swirling like autumn leaves blowing in the wind. Memories of traditional Thanksgiving celebrations from the past may surface with nostalgic thoughts of good times spent with family and friends. What could a new vision of gratitude look like in our imperfect world of control-oriented people?
We think we know the full story of the first American Thanksgiving. Many people learned an edited version of that story. Perhaps you’ve seen an artist’s rendition of the Pilgrims and Native Americans sharing a meal in gratitude and friendship. Does knowing “the rest of the story” change the meaning of this iconic American holiday? How do we celebrate Thanksgiving in Mexico?
Rev. Frost is a 2008 graduate of Meadville Lombard Theological School, one of two remaining Unitarian Universalist seminaries. After completing her internship at Emerson Unitarian Church in Houston, TX, Claudia joined the staff at Eno River UU Fellowship in Durham, NC, as Minister of Pastoral Care following ordination. She was later called to Outlaw’s Bridge Universalist Church in rural eastern North Carolina where she still serves. Ministry is a second career for Claudia, following more than 30 years in critical care nursing before answering a call to ministry. She and her husband, David, are originally from San Antonio, Texas but have lived in Chapel Hill, NC, for many years
The UU Fellowship meets every Sunday at 10:30am at La Posada de la Aldea, Ancha de San Antonio 15 and welcomes people of all ages, races, religions, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Visitors are invited to attend the service and then join the UUs for coffee and snacks afterwards. The room is wheelchair accessible. For more information, visit our website at www.uufsma.org.