Dothan’s Second Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
November 25, 2009
On Tuesday evening November 24th, Dothan’s First United Methodist Church hosted the city’s second annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. The local faith community’s congregations participating in the service included: Buddhist, Presbyterian, United Methodist, Catholic, Jewish, Hindu, Lutheran, Muslim, and the Spiritual Enrichment Center.
Dothan’s Mayor Mike Schmitz welcomed the 250 attendees, then each congregation’s leader read from his/her faith’s sacred texts, and a community offering was collected on behalf of the Wiregrass United Way Food Bank.
St. Columba Catholic Church’s Father Patrick Gallagher was honored to provide the sermon. The service ended with a community Prayer of Thanksgiving, then all in attendance enjoyed a warm and wonderful coffee/dessert.
Truly, 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.
Please click here to access a Dothan Eagle newspaper article detailing the event: