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Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
The annual Community Thanksgiving Service sponsored by the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Ministerium will be held on Monday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Willow Grove Presbyterian Church. The Ministerium is comprised of clergy and leaders of Christian and Jewish congregations in Scotch Plains-Fanwood, as well as leaders of organizations, such as the Jewish Community Center and YMCA, SPF School District, and the elected officials and staff of Fanwood and Scotch Plains municipal governments. The interfaith Thanksgiving service, which is open to the community, has been a longstanding tradition for more than 30 years. The various houses of worship take turns hosting the service, which features special music, readings, liturgy, and prayer.
"Each year, the Community Thanksgiving Service is a meaningful way to celebrate Thanksgiving and express our gratitude for our community that works together and worships together," said The Rev. Cynthia Cochran-Carney, Pastor of Willow Grove Presbyterian Church in Scotch Plains and current president of the Ministerium.
Music will be provided by the choirs from congregations in the community. There will be a special combined choir piece "An Anthem of Thanksgiving." The Rev. Carletta Aston of First United Methodist Church will give the sermon.
A special offering for Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts will be received. Money raised from the annual Church World Service CropWalk (Oct. 14) will be dedicated.
The service is free of charge. Complimentary light refreshments will be available at its conclusion. Willow Grove Presbyterian Church is located at 1961 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains, New Jersey.
|Where||Willow Grove Presbyterian Church 1961 Raritan Rd, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076|
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|Who to bring||College Students, Moms, Dads, Singles, Everyone, Kids, Teens, Families, Seniors|
More About Willow Grove Presbyterian Church
Established in 1953, the Willow Grove Presbyterian Church provides a wide range of services, including Sunday school, nursery care and bible study, to meet the needs of its community. Other activities include annual retreats, summer youth service week and family focused events. Pastor Cynthia Cochran-Carney's sermons from the weekly worship service are available in text and audio format on the website.
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