The Festival of the Earth, our annual Thanksgiving celebration, will be next Sunday, November 11. We will have it one week earlier than usual to coincide with Ron and Lydia Gilmer’s visit. As always, we will have a processional into the sanctuary bringing gifts from the earth–autumn leaves, flowers, rocks, feathers–anything that illustrates the beauty of God’s creation. We will also bring items for the food pantry–nonperishable food such as pasta, beans, canned fruits and vegetables, staples etc. And finally, we will share a bountiful feast and fellowship after the service. Please plan to attend and to bring a gift from the earth, an item for the food pantry, and a dish for the luncheon. This is one of our biggest and best events of the year at UPC.Guest are invited!