Thanksgiving unity worship service on Oct. 15
RED HOOK » Native Americans and the descendants of some of the area’s earliest immigrants will gather for a Thanksgiving unity worship service on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 10:30 a.m. at the Red Hook United Methodist Church, 4 Church St.
The service will be led by the Rev. Nick Miles (Powhatan), the Rev. Nikki Edleman, the Rev. Judith Boggess and members of the Association of Native Americans of the Mid-Hudson Valley. The service will incorporate elements of Christianity and Native American Spirituality (smudging, communion, drumming, etc.). Members of the Cloud Breaker Society and Red Feather Singers will provide some Native drumming and singing to enhance the worship experience.
The service will be followed by a light luncheon and fellowship with one another. Then, at 1 p.m., here will be an additional program on Native music and storytelling. Attendees will have a chance to join in a friendship round dance.
Hallelujah on the Hudson takes place Sept. 30
TOWN OF ULSTER, N.Y. » Living Word Chapel will present its Ninth Annual Hallelujah on the Hudson
event on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Robert Post Park, Ulster landing Road.
There will be free music, food, children’s activities and a great day of fellowship with area churches of all denominations. Those planning to attend can bring a dish to share to go with the hamburgers and hot dogs.
All donations will go to the chapel’s Friday Night Program, “Love In Action” at the Everett Hodge Center in Kingston.
Call Living Word Chapel at (845) 338-9305 for more information.
Temple Emanuel event will pay tribute to rabbi
KINGSTON, N.Y. » The life and work of the late Rabbi Jonathan Eichhorn will be celebrated at Temple Emanuel, 243 Albany Ave., on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m.
Eichhorn, who died in May at the age of 80, served both the congregation and the Hudson Valley community he called home for 36 years. He founded the Ulster County Religious Council in the 1980s, serving as its chairman until his retirement. The council was a unifying force in Ulster, bringing religious leaders of many faiths together with activists, laypeople and local politicians. Eichhorn also served as a parttime prison chaplain in the New York state prison system.
At Congregation Emanuel, Rabbi Eichhorn touched the lives of his students and congregants alike, leaving a legacy of caring, compassion and kindness. One of the results of his outreach to the whole community was that the local Christian community commissioned a crown for Congregation Emanuel’s Holocaust Torah, a scroll that survived the Nazis.
His father, Rabbi Max Eichhorn, was one of the first clergy into Dachau at the camp’s liberation in 1945 and held a service there for the survivors.
During the event, Eichhorn’s wife, Suzanne, and their children will share memories and photographs, along with tributes from many of the people he touched.
All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
Call (845) 338-6180 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.