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[MONTICELLO] – The Monticello Interfaith Council’s annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service will be held on Sunday, November 23 at 6:00 p.m. in the United Methodist Church on Broadway in Monticello. All people of faith are invited and welcome to attend.
The celebration of Thanksgiving will be led by Pastor Melvin Boone of the United Methodist Church, who will also give the sermon. The service will include scripture readings and prayers by representatives of several religious organizations. Choirs from the First Baptist Church of Monticello and the Bethlehem Temple Church will sing.
An offering of canned goods and donations will be collected for the Caring Hands Food Pantry at St. John’s Episcopal Church.
Light refreshments will be available during a time of fellowship after the service.
Community Thanksgiving Meal
Monticello residents are also invited to a free Community Thanksgiving Meal hosted by Monticello Interfaith Council on Saturday, November 22 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Monticello High School.
“We are driven to meet a need in our community and bring people together,” said Janet Veale, who is a member of the council, “We are aiming to provide a warm meal in an inviting setting for more than 500 people. We hope everyone who wants to will attend.”
The Monticello Interfaith Council brings together representatives of various faith communities and religious organizations to help address the social needs of Monticello. Meetings are held regularly on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at various locations in Monticello.
For more information contact Sullivan Renaissance at 845-295-2445.