Special to Iredell Free News

As families gather this Thanksgiving, the community is also invited to come together as family at the Interfaith Thanksgiving Eve Service on Wednesday, November 23, at 6 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, located at 719 Club Drive in Statesville.

This community service brings together persons of all faiths and backgrounds for an opportunity to reflect on the importance of interfaith friendships and interfaith unity.

The service includes music, prayers and special remarks. The theme, using the words of Rabbi Abraham Heschel, is “No Religion is an Island: Celebrating Religious Pluralism in America and Standing Against Religious Bigotry.”

“Anti-Semitism and Christian supremacy is on the rise in our nation,” said Rev. Steve Shoemaker, pastor at Grace Baptist. “Interfaith services are more important than ever. Everyone is warmly invited to attend and to stay afterwards for a time of fellowship and refreshments.”

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For more information, call 704-872-5130 or email gracestatesville@gmail.com.

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