Interfaith Thanksgiving 2022 Program

WELCOME
Rabbi Michael Schadick
Temple Emanuel

HINEIH MAH TOV 
Arranged by Elana Arian
Cantor David Fair
Temple Emanuel

A MESSAGE FROM THE INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY
Chairman Ron Yob
Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians

A SIKH THANKSGIVING
Rishi Makkar, Bhai Baljeet Singh, and Bhai Amrit Singh
Sikh Society of West Michigan

RECITATION OF THE QUR'AN
Imam Kip Curnutt
Masjid Al-Tawheed Islamic Center

UNLIKELY HEROES
Chris McLaughlin
Michigan Humanists

SONG OF CELEBRATION
West Michigan Jewels of Africa

THE OFFERING IS GOD
Emily Napier
West Michigan Hindu Temple

NEVERTHELESS I CHOOSE THANKS
Rev. Dr. Denise Kingdom Grier
Mars Hill Bible Church

BAHA'I PRAYER
Michael Hampton
Grand Rapids Baha'i Community

COMMUNITY REFLECTION
Tov L'Hodot: It Is Good To Give Thanks

Rabbi Michael Schadick
Temple Emanuel

RESPONSE
Modim Anachnu Lach by Rachelle Nelson
Temple Emanuel Choir

CALL TO OFFERING
Rabbi Schadick

OFFERING
Joseph Jones
Feeding America West Michigan

Feeding America West Michigan is at the center of a united community effort driven by the core beliefs that hunger is unacceptable and meals can change lives.
We invite you to a freewill offering to their organization.

Follow this link to donate: feedwm.org/donate
More information about Words of Faith

COMMUNITY SONG
Accompanied by Rev. Christian Brocato
*Please Stand, If Able*

Lyrics and music for the Community Song

WORDS OF SENDING
Meal Gatha by Thich Nhat Hanh
Kaji Su
Grand Rapids Buddhist Temple

POSTLUDE
Modim Anachnu Lach by Aminadav Aloni
Cantor David Fair
Temple Emanuel

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Thank you for joining us! Please stay for light refreshments provided by Temple Emanuel.


Event Sponsors and Participants

Al-Tawheed Islamic Center | grmasjid.com

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints | lds.org

Congregation Ahavas Israel | ahavasisraelgr.org

Dominican Chapel Marywood, Grand Rapids | grdomincans.org

Feeding America West Michigan | feedwm.org

Grand Rapids Baha'i Community | bahaiconnect.org

Grand Rapids Buddhist Temple | zengr.org

GR Meditation Circle of Self Realization Fellowship | grsrf.org

Kaufman Interfaith Institute | interfaithunderstanding.org

Mars Hill Bible Church | marshill.org

Michigan Humanists | michiganhumanists.org

Sikh Society of West Michigan | michigangurdwara.com

St. Mark's Episcopal Church | stmarksgr.org

St. Mary Catholic Church | stmarygr.org

Temple Emanuel | templeemanuelgr.org

Trinity Lutheran Church | tlcgr.org

West Michigan Hindu Temple | westmichiganhindutemple.org

Westminster Presbyterian | westminstergr.org


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March 23, 2023 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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