WOW! It's been nearly 3 weeks since I last posted. Ugh.
Happy Thanksgiving. I hope that everyone is finding this day to be restful (not too stressful) and full of good things to be thankful for. I've got family in town (my parents from Montana) and we'll be enjoying Thanksgiving dinner with some friends here in the valley.
Last night we celebrated at church with a joint worship service between Congregation B'nai Tikvah and Saint Matthew. It was an amazing evening that truly gave testimony of the good relationship between our two congregations and the spirit of thankfulness that can be found in being unified in God's love for us all. We shared in music and readings, a little bit from all traditions and then, as per our tradition at Saint Matthew, the annual pie fest! People bring pies, we eat them after the service and the the left overs are donated to familes in need as a Thanksgiving meal is provided by a compassion agency in the Contra Costa valley. Good times.
Well, don't eat too much. We've still got all of December to make it through.