Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Special service will represent Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, Universalist, Catholic, and Protestant traditions. Featuring performances by an an Interfaith Choir, a talk by Rev. Maark E. Asman, and an optional offering benefiting Casa Esperanza.

When: Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, 7 p.m.

Where: First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara

Cost: Not available

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Citizen's Alert


A very special service encompassing and celebrating many faiths from all around the world will take place on Tuesday, November 22nd at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. The Greater Santa Barbara Area Clergy Association (GSBAC), sponsor if this event, includes clergy and religious leaders from over 100 local faith communities and is dedicated to fostering mutual understanding, tolerance and appreciation among all faith communities.

This special service provides a timely and unique opportunity to be a part of and gain knowledge about the diversity of faiths in the Santa Barbara community. Elements in the Interfaith Service will be represented by Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, Universalist, and Catholic and Protestant traditions and will feature an Interfaith Choir. In order to allow participation from the greatest number of faith traditions, all worship music in the service will be sung without instrumental accompaniment.

This year's guest speaker is the Rev. Mark E. Asman, Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church. This year the optional offering will go to Casa Esperanza to assist homeless individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency by helping as many as possible access the services they need to transition to stable employment and housing.. A light reception will follow the service.

The community is invited to join in this inspiring and meaningful celebration! The First United Methodist Church is located at the corner of Anapamu and Garden Streets, one block from the SB Courthouse. Parking is available behind the church with the parking entrance off Garden Street. For more information call 963-3579 or visit the website

Phone: 805-963-3579

Event posted Nov. 9, 2011
Last updated Nov. 9, 2011


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