Dothan’s Third Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
November 24, 2010
On Tuesday evening November 23rd, Dothan’s Evergreen Presbyterian Church hosted the city’s third annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. The local faith community’s congregations participating in the service included: Buddhist, Episcopal, Presbyterian, United Methodist, Catholic, Jewish, Hindu, Lutheran, and Muslim.
Dothan’s Mayor Mike Schmitz welcomed the 120+ attendees, then each congregation’s leader read from his/her faith tradition’s sacred texts. The service concluded with a community offering on behalf of the Wiregrass United Way Food Bank.
We then enjoyed a warm and wonderful coffee/dessert hour.
Truly, this was an awesome event; Evergreen’s Sanctuary was filled with music, words of respect and inclusion, as well as a celebration of our community’s differences and commonalities.