By Cindy R. Williams
With a focus on strengthening interfaith relations, The Town of Gilbert will host its 7th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service.
The mission of the interfaith service is to promote understanding and respect among diverse people of faith through service and dialogue and by involving the Golden Rule. All members of the public are invited to attend this free event.
The one-hour service will include inspiring Thanksgiving messages as well as music from various local churches.
Since November 19 is the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, a highlight of the program will be the re-enactment of Gettysburg Address. Civil War-oriented hymns are planned. The congregation will be invited to join in with some of the singing.
There will be several guest speakers including, Robin O’Bannon. Robin, a recent convert to the LDS Church, moved to Gilbert several years ago after spending most of her career in the military. She will share her love of country and God.
The Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will be 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, at Gilbert’s First United Methodist Church -331 S. Cooper Road, in Gilbert (east side of Cooper, south of Elliott Road).