Join Rabbi David Fainsilber on Friday, Nov. 20, at 6 p.m., as he leads us in a virtual musical Shabbat service, showcasing our Olam Chesed families as we celebrate the joys of Shabbat as a L’dor V’dor community. Visit jcogs.org for access information.

“There can be no vulnerability without risk; there can be no community without vulnerability; there can be no peace, and ultimately no life, without community.”

Blessed Sacrament Church is teaming with up with the Stowe Community Church and the Stowe schools to provide families in need with Thanksgiving dinners.

This week brings us to Thanksgiving Sunday on Nov. 22. Stowe Community Church is grateful for the presence of our interim pastor, the Rev. Peter Hammond, who will be preaching on “The Transformational Power of Love.”

“Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

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“God has given us many faiths but only one world in which to co-exist. May your work help all of us to cherish our commonalities and feel enlarged by our differences.”

Interim pastor Lincoln Sprague took his message from Psalm 136: “His love endures forever.” Some translations interpret it as “His loving-kindness and mercy endure forever.”

Five things to be thankful for in your everyday life. These are great reminders for you to treasure everything you have, from “From: 60 Things To Be Thankful For In Life” by Amy Morin.

Fall or winter? It has been a bit difficult to tell lately. Although we cannot be certain of the weather, one thing is certain. Every Sunday morning we can meet in person in the sanctuary of the church or watch the service on livestream. 

The church is having a winter clothing and coat drive to help keep our neighbors warm this winter. Bring clean, new or like new winter clothing, footwear and coats in adult and children sizes to the Parish Hall, located behind the church, by Nov. 13. Put your donation in a black plastic bag …

We are pleased to be able to have small, distanced and masked, congregations attending our 9:30 a.m. services every Sunday in October. We’re hoping to keep that going, and would love to have you join us. It’s very sweet being back in the sanctuary again.

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