The community is invited to join their neighbors from the rich variety of Fountain Hills faith traditions as The Fountains gathers for its 15th Annual Fountain Hills Interfaith Thanksgiving celebration Sunday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m.
This year’s celebration is held at The Fountains, a United Methodist Church, 15300 N. Fountain Hills Blvd.
“For its 15th year, this Fountain Hills tradition is even more relevant today in the face of rising anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and Christian Nationalism,” The Fountains Pastor David Felten said.
Sponsored by the Fountain Hills Interfaith Alliance, a coalition of local faith communities and leaders committed to embracing diversity and pluralism, this annual observance is an intentional interaction with neighbors of other faith traditions as a “positive witness to a world in conflict over religion,” Felten added.
Those joining together in the celebration include Jews, Muslims, Catholics, Protestants, Latter Day Saints, Buddhists, Baha’i, Religious Science and practitioners of other faiths living in and around Fountain Hills. The service will include music, a time for conversation and an opportunity to reflect on the importance of being in face-to-face dialogue with those of different faiths and life circumstances.
As a special treat, Syrian refugee baker Noor Al Mousa (whose baklava recipe was featured in Sunset Magazine) will be on hand to sell pre-packaged sweets and take orders for holiday delivery.
“Thanksgiving is a unique opportunity for all Americans, regardless of religious or faith background, to come together with thanks, acknowledging our many gifts and the richness of America’s religious diversity,” Felten said. “Don’t miss out on what those who have attended in past years have called ‘an amazing experience!’”
For more information about the service, call 480-837-7627 or like and follow the Facebook page facebook.com/prayswellwithothers.