Honoring Indigenous People’s Day with the Onondaga Thanksgiving Address

Join us for a multigenerational, multi-sensory worship service in which together we will embody the language of the Onondaga people of the Haudenosaunee Confederation’s Thanksgiving Address, also called The Words That Come Before All Else. This will be an opportunity to reflect together on our gratitude for the gifts of the natural world as well as our role in preserving them. At the conclusion of the service, everyone will be invited to visit the Forest School with our children and youth to see the sacred place they enjoy during Religious Exploration each week. (Consider wearing comfortable shoes that can get a little muddy!)
Elizabeth Murphy is the Ministerial Intern at First Parish in Framingham.