Monday, November 8, 2010

Community Thanksgiving Service Set for Nov. 18 on Washington College Campus

CHESTERTOWN—The Chester Valley Ministers’ Association (CVMA) will hold its annual interfaith Community Thanksgiving Service on Thursday, November 18, at 5:30 p.m. at Washington College’s Hynson Lounge, in Hodson Hall, 300 Washington Avenue. The music and worship service is free and open to the public. Immediately following the program, there will be a Thanksgiving Dinner in the College’s Dining Hall, pay as you go, at $8.50 per person.

The hour-long program will feature different faith perspectives, including West African prayers and readings by the Asian Culture Club, Campus Christian Fellowship, and Hillel (Jewish Student Organization) at Washington College. Pastor Sarah Holben, Presbyterian Church of Chestertown, will give the Invocation; The Rev. Allen LaMontagne, St. Paul’s Parish, Kent, will offer reflections on Thanksgiving; representatives of CVMA member churches and organizations will lead the Prayers of the People; and Cantor Gary Schiff, Chestertown Havurah, will deliver the Benediction in English and in Hebrew.

Pianist Kate Bennett will invite the community to sing along on “Come Ye Thankful People Come,” “We Gather Together,” and a resounding rendition of “All Good Gifts” from the musical Godspell. All are invited to attend this community event. For information contact or Ruth Briscoe at 410-348-5267.

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