Dothan’s 7th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
November 26, 2014
Giving Thanks With a Greatful Heart
On Tuesday evening November 25th, Dothan’s seventh annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service was celebrated at Evergreen Presbyterian Church.
The local faith community’s congregations participating in the service included: Buddhist, African Methodist Episcopal, Presbyterian, United Methodist, Hindu, Janist, Muslim, Catholic, Spiritual Enrichment, and Jewish.
Mayor Mike Schmitz welcomed the large audience of several hundred attendees, then each congregation’s leader read from his/her faith tradition’s sacred texts. The service concluded with a community offering, collecting donations for the Wiregrass United Way Food Bank.
We then enjoyed a warm and wonderful “oneg” coffee/dessert hour.
This was an awesome event; the church’s sanctuary was filled with music, words of respect and inclusion, as well as a celebration of our community’s differences and commonalities.