Interfaith Thanksgiving eve service welcomes all community members
The Heights community is invited to an interfaith Thanksgiving eve service on Wednesday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m. Serving as host for this special service will be the congregation of Peace Lutheran Church, 3740 Mayfield Road, just east of Severance Town Center.
The theme for the evening's service is "Welcoming the Stranger: We're All Foreigners.” Those gathered will be invited to consider how each of us is an outsider in some way, and how we can try to offer the gift of hospitality to all persons within our area. Following the evening's worship, all attendees will be invited to the fellowship hall for refreshments and further conversation.
The service is an offshoot of the work of the InterFaith Council of Cleveland Heights, which offered this annual gathering for many years. The council no longer meets regularly, but members of the Heights community have continually expressed an interest in gathering ecumenically at this time of year. Representatives from several local congregations are serving on the planning team. All are invited to attend.
Don King serves as Pastor of Peace Lutheran Church. A resident of Cleveland Heights since 1985, he has served congregations, and been active in the local interfaith community, since 1999.