Wednesday, November 17, 2004
The annual Community Thanksgiving Service will be held this year on Sunday evening, Nov. 23, at the White Salmon United Methodist Church.
The service begins at 7 p.m. and will feature hymn singing, as well as community choirs and musical groups. Bringing the Thanksgiving message will be Pastor Samantha Weir of the White Salmon United Methodist Church.
As it has been for as long as many can remember, church members of all faiths and others in the community have come together on the Sunday evening before Thanksgiving to celebrate this important national holiday in song, prayer, drama and words of wisdom.
The entire service this year, including the message, will emphasize the Jewish approach to Thanksgiving.
Among the musical groups to play and sing will be Rabbi Ron Momb's N'Vay Tikvah singing group, the Bethel Congregational Church choir, and the White Salmon United Methodist Church Choir.
The free offering will go, as always, to replenish the Emergency Fund sponsored by the community churches. The fund aids families and individuals in need when local social service agencies are unable to help.
The evening will conclude with a time of fellowship and refreshments provided by the White Salmon United Methodist Church and volunteers from other churches.
All area residents, church members or not, are invited to take part in this traditional Thanksgiving Service.