Temple Kol Emeth’s award-winning ecumenical Thanksgiving service returns for the 11th year with the theme “Teach Your Children Well About Other Religions.”
Eighteen faith communities will come together as one for the service at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at Kol Emeth, 1415 Old Canton Road, East Cobb. The Reform congregation will be joined by
Muslims, Baha’is, Sikhs, Unitarians Catholics, Baptists, Presbyterians, Episcopalians, Methodists and others.
Kol Emeth expects 800 people to attend the service, which received Cobb County’s first Creating Community Award in 2011.
In addition to prayers, music, religious leaders’ remarks and food, the service will highlight the Interfaith Children’s Movement as an interfaith success story. ICM brings people together across religious lines to improve the well-being of children in eight areas: poverty; education; health care; juvenile justice; child care and child protection; parental nurture; child advocacy in public policy; and immigration.
ICM Coordinator Pamela Perkins Carn will be on the bimah to represent the organization.
Admission is free, but Kol Emeth will collect donations of nonperishable food for MUST Ministries and donations of money for the Kol Emeth Sisterhood’s Give a Gobble Thanksgiving program.
For more information, call 770-973-3533.
Ahavath Achim Synagogue also is holding an interfaith pre-Thanksgiving service. The Conservative congregation at 600 Peachtree Battle Ave., Buckhead, is working with New Hope AME Church, Northside Baptist Church, Northside United Methodist Church, St. Anne’s Episcopal Church and Trinity Presbyterian Church on the service, set to begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25.