Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
Thursday, November 17 | 6:00 p.m. | Mulberry Street UMC
Since at least 1955, Mulberry has partnered with other downtown congregations for a Thanksgiving Worship Service. Back then, it was us along with First Presbyterian and First Baptist Churches. Over the years, our partners have changed but the theme has not: to give thanks, as a community, for the many blessings in our lives. This year, nine different congregations will come together to offer that Thanksgiving. We’ll have a half hour worship service in our Sanctuary and then move into the Fellowship Hall for a service project of sandwich-making for community refrigerators. Worship and the service project are designed for all ages and nursery is provided.
I’m excited to see these nine different congregations, with their varying traditions, come together. I’ve been picturing seeing all nine clergy, dressed in our different vestments, up in the chancel. What a powerful display of unity that is! So, I hope you can join us on Thursday, November 17, for this time of worship and service.
Participating Congregations and Clergy:
- Rabbi Elizabeth Bahar, Temple Beth Israel
- Rev. James W. Goolsby, First Baptist Church
- Rev. Scott Dickison, First Baptist Church of Christ
- Rev. Amanda Schuber, High Street Unitarian Universalist Church
- Rev. Andrew Gordon, Christ Episcopal Church
- Rev. Levornia Franklin, Jr., Steward Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church
- Rev. Sara Pugh Montgomery, Centenary United Methodist Church
- Rev. Dr. Ted Goshorn, Mulberry Street United Methodist Church
- Fr. John Johnson, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
Sunday, November 13 | 4:00 p.m. | Mulberry Street UMC
This coming Sunday at 4:00 p.m. is Charge Conference. Rev. Craig Hutto, North Central District Superintendent, is doing these conferences by Mission Area, with one third of district churches meeting together at one time. We will host these churches on Sunday for a time of worship, a celebration of ministry, approval of charge conference minutes and documents, and a time of prayer. I hope you can make plans to join us!