47 Years ago the 8 different religious organizations of Glen Rock came together to form the GR Religious Communities organization. Since then every year the Interfaith Thanksgiving Worship Service has been rotated between the different houses of worships.It bring many from the borough together to celebrate the joy of giving thanks. To learn more visit GRTV’s video
The Religious communities include:
- All Saint’s Episcopal Church
- The Bahai’h Faith
- The Community Church of Glen Rock
- The Glen Rock Jewish Center
- Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
- The Hindu Faith of Glen Rock
- The Sri Guru Sabha Gurudwara
- St. Catherine Roman Catholic Church
This evening festivals were hosted by the members of the Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurudwara , Glen Rock Sikh Temple. Several hundred visitors came to celebrate the yearly thanksgiving feast. The visitors were welcomed by song and prayer by all the different religious communities. from the welcome by Livleen Singh, The Sri Guru Sabha Gurudwara to the Sermon by Rev. Terrence O’Brien, Community Church of Glen Rock.
The words of Saradj Avaregan, The Baha’i Faith, spoke volumes after Glen Rock has had a tough few weeks of residents feeling divided on Facebook and afraid (note editorial: Divided?)
Giving and loving God, we thank you for this Borough of Glen Rock, especially for our spirit of good will, love and kindness. Help us to be mindful of those in our community who feel isolated or outcast in anyway; give us strength to reach them with love
The Rev. Terrence O’Brien, Community Church of Glen Rock also reminded us in his sermon that it is the friends and family at the table at thanksgiving that makes the holiday, not the turkey.
There was music from the Sikh Temple members.
After the services, The members of The Sri Guru Sabha Gurudwara welcomed everyone to the basement for a pre thanksgiving feast of several dishes from their culture.
What a wonderful start to the holiday season. A huge round of applause to the Religious Communities of Glen Rock for another tremendous service
For more pictures of the service, please visit our Facebook group Banana Tree News Group.