Friday, November 21, 2008

Thanksgiving resources highlighted by Brethren Witness/Washington Office.

The Brethren Witness/Washington Office has highlighted Thanksgiving resources in a recent "Action Alert." The office recommends resources from the National Council of Churches (NCC) and the National Farm Worker Ministry for this year's celebrations of harvest and Thanksgiving.

The NCC's Eco-Justice Program is offering two Thanksgiving resources: "At the Lord's Table: Everyday Thanksgiving" is for worship leaders, adult educators, and teenage youth group leaders in congregations, and focuses on how food choices and the type of agriculture we support reflect our relationship with God's creation. "Sacred Food" is a Sunday school and group activity curriculum for elementary age children. Go to to find these two resources under the title "Food and Farming Resources."

"Harvest of Justice Table Prayers" is available through the National Farm Worker Ministry website. The prayers can be used in worship services throughout the harvest season, in Bible studies, in small groups, or at the family dinner table. The ministry is encouraging participation in a tradition of the farm worker by hosting a sacrificial meal honoring the hands that harvest our food. Go to for the prayer resource and more information about how to host a meal honoring farm workers.

For more information contact the Brethren Witness/Washington Office at or 800-785-3246.

Source: 11/21/2008 Newsline Extra

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