Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Tri-Faith Campus
Members of the Christian Presence on the Tri-Faith campus had the opportunity to attend a beautiful Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, Nov. 24 at Temple Israel. The Interfaith Thanksgiving service is a long-held tradition which began with Temple Israel and a few mid-town area churches. Four years ago the American Institute of Islamic Studies and Culture (AIISC) joined the tradition. This year Temple Israel hosted First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), First United Methodist Church, Hanscom Park United Methodist Church, St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, and Underwood Hills Presbyterian Church in addition to the AIISC.
The theme this year was “Seasons of Change” which was appropriate as we met at the new Temple Israel, the first building completed on the Tri-Faith Campus. We gave thanks to God for all that we have, for growth that is occurring, and for fond memories of times no longer with us. There was beautiful music from a combined choir and First United Methodist’s hand-bell choir. We shared scripture from all three faiths and prayed together. There was an offering and a non-perishable food collection donated to Together, Inc. We were pleased to thank God for our gifts, our shelter, our food and families, and we were charged to remember those who are unemployed, cold, hungry or lonely. Happy Thanksgiving to all!