Eighth Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
November 25, 2015
Giving Thanks With a Greatful Heart
On Tuesday evening November 24th, Dothan’s eighth annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service was celebrated at St. Columba Catholic Church.
The local faith community’s congregations participating in the service included: Buddhist, Presbyterian, United Methodist, Hindu, 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.