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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.

The Grand Rapids Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration has been celebrated annually since the year 2000. The event is coordinated by and features participation from a variety of Christian denominations and representatives of Native American, Jewish, Muslim, Baha’i, Buddhist, Hindu, secular, and inclusive religious communities.

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.