Blessing Cup Focus: Equinox Thanksgiving Community Dinner

The first Sunday of every month (generally), we take up a special collection for a local cause or organization that could use some additional assistance. We call that collection the Blessing Cup.

This past Sunday, the Blessing Cup collection was taken for Equinox to benefit their annual Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner. The dinner is the Capital Region’s largest and longest-running holiday tradition. Started more than 45 years ago, the dinner serves 10,000 of the area’s lonely, home bound or homeless neighbors.

The dinner would not be possible without the help of more than 3,600 volunteers and the donations of people like us. The dinner is funded entirely by generous donations from local businesses, civic groups and private citizens.

It’s not too late to donate or to get involved. The Equinox Thanksgiving Dinner Hotline (518.434.0131) is open from mid-October through Thanksgiving. Please call the Hotline if you would like to volunteer; make a monetary, food or in-kind donation; or request a dinner delivery to your home.



Published by katyandtheword

Pastor Katy has enjoyed ministry at New Covenant since 2010, where the church has solidified its community focus. Prior to that she studied both Theology and Christian Formation at Princeton Theological Seminary. She also served as an Assistant Chaplain at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital and as the Christian Educational Coordinator at Bethany Presbyterian at Bloomfield, NJ. She is an writer and is published in Enfleshed, Sermonsuite, Presbyterian's today and Outlook. She writes prayers, liturgy, poems and public theology and is pursuing her doctorate in ministry in Creative Write and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. She enjoys working within and connecting to the community, is known to laugh a lot during service, and tells as many stories as possible. Pastor Katy loves reading Science Fiction and Fantasy, theater, arts and crafts, music, playing with children and sunshine, and continues to try to be as (w)holistically Christian as possible. "Publisher after publisher turned down A Wrinkle in Time," L'Engle wrote, "because it deals overtly with the problem of evil, and it was too difficult for children, and was it a children's or an adult's book, anyhow?" The next year it won the prestigious John Newbery Medal. Tolkien states in the foreword to The Lord of the Rings that he disliked allegories and that the story was not one.[66] Instead he preferred what he termed "applicability", the freedom of the reader to interpret the work in the light of his or her own life and times.

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