Out of many faiths, one service

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By Ken Trainor

Staff writer

Community of Congregations will host its annual Multi-Faith Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, Nov. 19 at Unity Temple, 875 Lake St. in Oak Park, at 7 p.m. This year's theme is "Together for Good" with Rev. Ira Acree from St. John Bible Church in Chicago giving the sermon and Rev. Sally Iberg from Pilgrim Congregational Church providing a response. A combined choir from various local congregations will provide the music.

Also participating are:

Dr. Nausheen Akhter of the Islamic Foundation

Rev. Eric Biddy, St. Christopher's Episcopal Church

Rev. Dennis Bushkovsky, United Lutheran Church

Rev. Emily Gage, Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Fr. Jim Hurlbert, Ascension Catholic Church

Rev. Marshall Hatch, New Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church

Rabbi Adir Glick, West Suburban Temple Har Zion

Br. Joseph Kilikevice, OP, Shem Center for Interfaith Spirituality

Fr. George Omwando, St Catherine-St. Lucy Catholic Church

Rev. Katherine Paisley, First United Methodist Church

Rabbi Max Weiss, Oak Park Temple B'nai Abraham Torah

A goodwill offering will be taken in support of the Holiday Food and Gift Basket Program and Hispanic Federation's "Unidos," a Hurricane Relief Fund for Puerto Rico. 

This is the first time the Multi-Faith Thanksgiving Service has been held at Unity Temple in approximately 25 years. An extensive, multimillion-dollar renovation was recently completed on the National Historic Landmark, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Ken Traino

Email: ktrainor@wjinc.com

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