Tuesday, November 13, 2018
12:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall

“Where was the First Thanksgiving… and What Was It?”

The speaker will be Chris Van Tassell, Program Coordinator at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture. This program will explore the religious origins of the American holiday of Thanksgiving and the competing claims of where it was first observed. From Florida, to Virginia, and all the way up to Massachusetts, days of thanksgiving were held during the early colonial history of the United States. Later proclamations by presidents Washington, Lincoln, and Kennedy built on a holiday that was initially observed o and on and celebrated in a variety of ways before settling into the traditions most Americans are familiar with today.

Please make your reservations by Wednesday, November 9 by calling the Church Office, or filling out the form below.

The Comma Club is a group that meets once a month for lunch and a program at the church. On occasion the group plans a day trip in pursuit of their constant curiosity and desire to learn new things. The Comma Club is primarily made up of senior adults, though it is not a requirement; anyone interested in a program or trip is invited. Monthly luncheons and trips are posted online.