We come together to give thanks for the blessings we have received.
Monday, November 22 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Join this event online. The livestream will be available at www.InterfaithUnderstanding.org at the time of the event.
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.
Choir members from Dominican Chapel Choir will be singing in 4-part harmony the Psalm 98, “Sing to the Lord a New Song.” We are blessed by their voices.
The Grand Rapids Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration has been celebrated annually since the year 2000. The event is coordinated by and 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.
Join us for a celebration where many traditions and cultures will come together to give thanks for one another, even in the midst of uncertainty and division. Through song, dance, prayer, and storytelling we will share gratitude with and for our West Michigan neighbors.
A virtual freewill offering will be taken for the Afghan refugee resettlement work of Samaritas and Bethany Christian Services.
This year’s event will take place on November 22, 2021 at 7pm at Trinity Lutheran Church (2700 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI 49506)
To attend in-person, please register here. In person registration is now closed.
The livestream will be available at www.InterfaithUnderstanding.org at the time of the event.
**The organizing committee has determined that adults who wish to attend in-person must affirm that they have been vaccinated for COVID-19. Masks will be required for this event.**