SCRANTON (WOLF) — An annual interfaith service kicked off a trio of events put on by Friends of the Poor for Thanksgiving.
The theme of the service was "a time for healing, a time for love."
Members from multiple faiths spoke and sang. There were two new participants this year, including youth singers from Scranton and a prayer and greeting from the Lenape Nations of Pennsylvania.
Streamed this year due to the pandemic, organizers say the message remains the same.
“So that regardless of our traditions, whatever our faith or no faith, that we can come together and do something that’s very universally human and that’s to give thanks,” said Reverend Rebecca Barnes, the priest-in-charge at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and the president of the Scranton Area Ministerium.
“It’s also more important to give thanks when life is not so good, reminding us that gratitude is much more about attitude than external circumstances,” added Rabbi Daniel Swartz, the spiritual leader at Temple Hesed.
The event also serves as a fundraiser for Friends of the Poor.
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