Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration

Posted by David Vita on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 8:05 PM

The Unitarian Church in Westport will host this year’s annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration at 7:30pm on Thursday, November 15.  The church is located at 10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport.

The service is sponsored by the Interfaith Clergy Council of Westport and Weston.  Members of the Council, made up of religious leaders from local churches and synagogues, will lead us in prayers and songs representing a cross section of religious traditions including a reading and translation from the Qur’an.  Local community leaders will also be participating. 

Reverend John Betit from Christ and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Westport will give the sermon, “Finding Our Way Back Home,” a combined Norfield Congregational Church (Weston) and Unitarian Church choir and the Norfield Bell Choir will provide music. 

Reverend Betit, in describing his sermon, reflected:

‘He turned to Jesus and asked, “and who is my neighbor?"  This question remains shockingly relevant 2000 later.  Who is my neighbor, my sister, or my brother?  Have we forgotten who we are?  What better time to remember than Thanksgiving?  May we ask the question afresh and begin finding our way home to one another.’

We come together from across the community for this festive celebration of Thanksgiving and giving thanks.

A reception with light refreshments will follow the worship service.


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