Ecumenical Thanksgiving Celebration Nov. 19

For the past 15 years, people from dozens of faiths have gathered at Temple Kol Emeth in Marietta to celebrate Thanksgiving by sharing uplifting messages, singing and laughing together, and supporting interfaith charities. In 2020, this unifying event will be online and include an online chat to share your feelings and thoughts. This year’s theme, “Act Now: Silence Is Not An Option,” is the inspiration for messages from various religious and community leaders about speaking up for compassion and humanity, a common value of people of all faiths. The event will spotlight The National Civil Rights Museum, which will be the recipient of donations to the Ecumenical Thanksgiving Give-A-Gobble program. Thursday, Nov. 19, for this one-of-a-kind 16th annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving Celebration organized by twenty faith-based groups in the Cobb, Fulton, and Cherokee counties—because people of faith need to stand together and serve others now more than ever. Online at 6:30 p.m. for musical performances, program begins at 7. Visit the Facebook page for the live link here. Donations for the Give-a-Gobble program to benefit The National Civil Rights Museum can be made by clicking www.kolemeth.net/gobble

For more information, contact Stephanie Meredith at stephaniem@canisterco.com or Hal Schlenger at HSchlenger@gmail.com or 770-335-0077.

Participating in this year’s Ecumenical Thanksgiving Celebration:

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

Art of Living Foundation

Baha'i Faith Center - Marietta East Cobb Islamic Center

East Cobb Islamic Center (ECIC)

East Cobb UMC

Emerson Universalist Unitarian

Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta (FAMA)

Interfaith Community Initiatives (ICI)

Islamic Center of Marietta

Masjid Al-Muminum

Pilgrimage United Church of Christ

Roswell Community Masjid

Sandy Springs Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Sikh Educational Welfare Association (SEWA)

Saint Catherine's Episcopal Church

Temple Beth Tikvah

Temple Kol Emeth

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Roswell and Marietta
Transfiguration Catholic Church

Unity North Spiritual Community

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The Church at Chapelhill - Atlanta Campus Saturday, Dec. 19, 10a.m.-12. 
4330 Washington Road, Atlanta, GA

DeKalb County will host its latest free food distribution event this weekend, handing out a total of about 3,700 boxes of meat and produce to residents in need.

Each package of food will include a 20-pound box of fruit and vegetables and a bag of ground beef or chicken hindquarters.

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6400 Woodrow Road, Stonecrest

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