Eighth Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

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.

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