Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thanksgiving Day church service by the Lake Worth Interfaith Network and what does "Interfaith" mean?

"The Lake Worth Interfaith Network (LWIN) invites people of all faiths to its eleventh annual Thanksgiving Day Service of Gratitude. United in the spirit of the holiday, join area representatives from 14 local faith communities including Christian, Jewish, Bahá’í, Muslim, and Buddhist traditions for an uplifting hour of music and shared inspiration."
Here is the definition of Interfaith in Wikipedia:
The term interfaith dialogue refers to cooperative, constructive and positive interaction between people of different religious traditions (i.e., "faiths") and/or spiritual or humanistic beliefs, at both the individual and institutional levels.
No doubt many of you are aware of Ted Brownstein's The Interfaith Prayer Book which is available in paperback. You can learn more about the Lake Worth Interfaith Network by using this link and their mission statement is:
Lake Worth Interfaith Network is a group of individuals and faith-based communities dedicated to promoting acceptance and understanding among our diverse spiritual traditions through devotions, education and compassionate action.
This years Thanksgiving service will be held at the First Congregational United Church of Christ located at 1415 North 'K' Street. Pastor Jason has a message for the community about the church and what they're striving for in Lake Worth:
What you can expect when you visit is a group of people that actually seem like they enjoy being at church and who will warmly welcome you (without being too pushy). Come as you are. Our folks wear jeans, skirts, sports jackets, dresses, shorts and even the occasional tie. Our worship service is a blend of traditions you may remember from childhood along with some fresh, inspirational music. I try to provide teaching that is down to earth and practical.