Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration

Each November, Interfaith Works hosts a community Thanksgiving gathering that celebrates the strength and joy that our cultural and faith diversity bring to our community.

Here are some photographs from the celebration we just had on Sunday, November 19, 2017:

We had a wonderful afternoon of sharing and friendship around the theme of living in thanksgiving every day for the blessings and joys of life we have been given.

Interfaith readings by faith and community leaders featuring words of gratitude.

Solo vocal and choral music including the Olympia Peace Choir. A community tradition!

After the hour-long event, we join together for informal fellowship and refreshments.

A free-will offering was accepted to benefit the programs of Interfaith Works.

Thanks to The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd for hosting the event!

Download the flyer in PDF format here.


In 2016 our annual Thanksgiving celebration, with a theme of “Songs of Gratitude” was on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at the Abbey Church at St. Martin’s University – with music by the Olympia Peace Choir, the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation Choir, and the St. Martin’s University Student Choir.

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Representatives from many different faiths shared stories, music, and readings from their cultural traditions.

This diverse program allowed us to learn and experience something new and wonderful about our neighbors of other faiths.

A free-will offering was accepted to benefit the programs of Interfaith Works.

Scenes from our 2016 Thanksgiving Celebration:

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Hundreds attend Interfaith Works Thanksgiving at Abbey Church in Lacey
The Olympian – November 20, 2016 – By Rolf Boone
http://www.theolympian.com/news/local/article116114323.htm

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You can view and download the event flyer in PDF format by clicking on the image below: