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Thanksgiving Lessons & Carols

Are you planning a Thanksgiving Service for your Church or in your Community?

This Thanksgiving Lessons & Carols liturgy is a great resource for use in either your own congregation or in an ecumenical gathering!

It was developed by Corinne Freedman Ellis and Jeanyne Slettom:

Corinne Freedman Ellis serves as Minister of Congregational Life at Macalester Plymouth United Church, a UCC and Presbyterian Church (USA) united congregation located in St. Paul, MN. She is passionate about youth and young adult ministry and finds great joy in facilitating faith formation and fun for those age groups. Corinne is involved with ISAIAH, a faith-based community organizing group in Minnesota, and is energized by God’s call to love and justice, particularly in the areas of immigration and racial justice. A suburban Chicago native, Corinne, her husband Greg, and their Italian Greyhound Vinnie are happy to call Minnesota home as of May of 2016.


Jeanyne Slettom is a UCC minister and theology professor whose primary interest is process-relational theology. A theologian and teacher, writer and publisher, she has taught at Claremont School of Theology and United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cites and served churches in California and Minnesota. In addition to being the publisher of Process Century Press and series editor of Toward Ecological Civilization, she is theologian-in-residence at Macalester-Plymouth United Church in St. Paul and an award-winning preacher whose online liturgies and commentaries have been used by practicing preachers around the world. She is passionate about ecotheology, prophetic resistance, and a ministry of transformation and hope. A past director of Process & Faith, her PhD is in Philosophy of Religion and Theology from Claremont Graduate University. She lives and works on the banks of the Mississippi River.