Tradition continues with
Interfaith Thanksgiving service on November 21, 2011
Continuing a tradition of many decades, the annual Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service sponsored by west Little Rock area congregations will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Little Rock, 1818 Reservoir Road, on Monday evening, November 21, at 7:00 PM. Participating congregations include: Westover Hills Presbyterian Church, St. James United Methodist Church, Temple B’Nai Israel, The Islamic Center for Excellence, Christ the King Catholic Church, and Second Presbyterian Church. Pastor Sieg Johnson from St. James United Methodist Church will preach the sermon. The Thanksgiving offering will benefit Arkansas Rice Depot, a hunger agency which is experiencing an increased demand for its services in our current economic climate. Music will be provided by a choir from the Unitarian Universalist Church.
In a world that seems much smaller and much more interdependent than we knew before September 11, 2001, the opportunity to share gratitude and worship is important to our faith communities. Many congregations and leaders are aware in new ways of other religions and of people of other faiths in their midst. As a matter of God’s shalom and justice, our congregations are reaching out to stand in solidarity with people of different faiths, especially with those who have been demonized and become the objects of violence and abuse. Part of the power of Thanksgiving, which helps make it a distinctively American religious holiday, is that people from very different backgrounds can all sit together and participate in the ritual of giving thanks.
Please join us for this wonderful celebration of worship with our neighbors. A time of fellowship will also be held at the conclusion of the service.