Bristol Celebrates its Diversity with Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

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Members of the Bristol Area Association of Ministry and the Bristol Interfaith Coalition invite the greater Bristol community to come together on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Saint Joseph’s Church for the annual interfaith Thanksgiving service.

This tradition which has been growing in participation allows people of all faiths in Bristol to celebrate our blessings together. The interfaith group planning the event reminds us that, “we all share the same neighborhoods, parks and schools. We are all grateful for our blessings of family and friends and for food and shelter for those of us fortunate enough to have them. On Thanksgiving, let us be inclusive in our prayerful gratitude as we join together and celebrate how much we share.”

The service will include prayers and music from many different traditions and multiple languages. All are welcome and are invited to pray and offer thanks.  Music will be provided by a combined adult choir, accompanied by instrumentalists. A combined hand bell choir and a combined children’s choir will also perform.

Those who are able to are asked to help our community members in need through bringing nonperishable food items for the Zion Lutheran Meals for our Neighbors and/or financial donations for the St. Vincent De Paul Shelter.

Representatives from Jewish, Protestant, Catholic, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and Baha’i communities will co-lead the service. Native American traditions will be honored as well. This year’s ceremony will be kept to less than hour with a communal dessert buffet afterwards.

The service begins at 7:30 p.m. at Saint Joseph Catholic Church on Federal Hill Green in Bristol. Attendees are asked to arrive early for easier parking. 

For more information, please contact BristolInterfaith@gmail.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2371650719753351/ .

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