Plymouth had the privilege of hosting the Thanksgiving Day Interfaith Service this year, and it was a great success. Members and clergy from fifteen congregations, together with friends from the community in general, filled our sanctuary. Between 400 and 450 in-person attendees along with over 160 on-line households were warmly welcomed by our Lead Minister, DeWayne Davis, who shared the pulpit with Senior Rabbi Marsha Zimmerman of Temple Israel and Imam Hamdy El- Sawaf of the Islamic Community Center of Minnesota/Majid Al-Amin. At this time of turmoil and trouble, it was particularly meaningful to hear Rabbi Zimmerman and Iman El-Sawaf call for reconciliation, peace and hope. The video of the service is available below.
Thursday, November 23, 2023, 10 a.m.
Plymouth Congregational Church of Minneapolis
Watch the service below, or view it on our YouTube channel.
Please join the Downtown Minneapolis Congregations for the Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Community Service held this year at Plymouth Congregational Church of Minneapolis on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, at 10:00 am.
The Downtown Minneapolis Interfaith Senior Clergy will lead the worship service, featuring a powerful message by Senior Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman (Temple Israel of Minneapolis) and Hamdy El-Sawaf (Islamic Community Center of Minnesota/Masjid Al-Amin) and readings and reflections from Jewish, Islamic, Christian, and Indigenous traditions. We unite in a posture of unity and gratitude to renew our commitment to peace, cooperation, and interfaith dialogue. Come worship with us, joining your voices in a communal service of gratitude and thanksgiving.
Participating congregations include Central Lutheran Church, Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), First Covenant Church, First Unitarian Society, First Universalist Church, Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, Islamic Community Center of Minnesota/Masjid Al-Amin, Masjid An-Nur, Plymouth Congregational Church, Pilgrim Baptist Church, St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, St. Olaf Roman Catholic Church, Temple Israel, and Westminster Presbyterian Church.