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Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tree with leaves made from symbols of the world's religions

“Making a Home Together” is the theme for the 60th annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, sponsored
by the Tri-City Interfaith Council (tcicouncil.weebly.com).

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 60th annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will be held online. It will still be held on the Monday before Thanksgiving – which this year is November 22 – at 7:30 p.m., on the Zoom platform. To register for the service – advanced registration is required – go to bit.ly/interfaiththanksgiving2021.

The service will include prayers, readings, recorded music, and dance offered by several different faith and
spiritual communities in the Tri-Cities, and brief remarks by the President of the Tri-City Interfaith Council, Joy Barnitz. The Tri-City Interfaith Council is the sponsor of this event, co-hosted by Niles Discovery Church. Joy is a member of Niles Discovery Church and a longtime member of the Tri-City Interfaith Council.

The service is expected to last about one hour. It remains a time for our whole community, regardless of faith or religious tradition, to come together to share the joys of a diverse community and to focus on a common practice and value: gratitude.

Since 1962, when three Protestant Christian churches gathered for Thanksgiving worship, this holiday service has evolved to reflect dramatic historical changes and the spiritual diversity of the Bay Area. Vatican II encouraged interfaith dialogue between Catholics, Protestants, and the Jewish community. Then in the late 1980s representatives from other faith traditions joined in the celebration.

Now, it is common to have people representing the Hindu, Muslim, Ohlone Indian, Unitarian Universalist, Sikh, Baha’i, Christian, Jewish, Jain, and Buddhist communities share in the Thanksgiving Service.


Nov 22
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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