SYUMC celebrated All Saints Day with a special worship service on Sunday, November 1st.  During this service which included holy communion, we honored  the lives of members and friends of our congregation who have died during the past twelve months.  Every year we are deeply grieved by these losses, but also grateful to God for the many ways the lives of these individuals have blessed our own, as well as our life together as a community of faith.  This year has been an especially difficult one for those who have lost a loved one.  We are grateful to come together to support each other, witness to our faith and give thanks to God for the gift of all our saints.