Annual Thanksgiving Celebration
The Grand Rapids Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration has been celebrated annually since the year 2000. The event features participation from a wide variety of Christian denominations and representatives of Native American, Jewish, Muslim, Baha'i, Buddhist, Hindu, secular, and inclusive religious communities. We come together to give thanks for the blessings we have received. Prayers, music, sacred writings, reflections and meditation will be woven together with a common theme of gratitude from many traditions.
The human desire to express gratitude is felt among all religious traditions and in secular society. How people express thanksgiving takes many different shapes and styles. The Grand Rapids Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration is an opportunity for people of diverse traditions to listen, to share, and to better understand one another. No one is asked to compromise their beliefs, just to come together and share their stories, their cultures, and their gratitude.
Together as a community, we raised over $2,000 for East Paris Food Pantry, Lutheran Social Service, and Congress Elementary
Thanks for your support!
In 2015, we collected...
- 60 bags of food for the East Paris Food Pantry
- 14 bags of winter wear/coats for Lutheran Social Service
- A bin full of classroom supplies for Congress Elementary
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