Thursday, November 17, 2022

“Give us this day, our daily bread.” - Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, Sunday, November 20 at 7 PM

“Give us this day, our daily bread.” 

Many of us grew up saying some version of these words regularly, and quite a few of us still do. In this time of Thanksgiving, let’s consider what we are really asking when we request “our daily bread.” What is the deeper meaning in sharing a meal, in asking for relief, and is it the same today as it was for the Pilgrims of Massachusetts in 1621?

The Franklin Interfaith Council announces its annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service for the community. Everyone is welcome! Please join us on Sunday, November 20 at 7 PM at Franklin Federated Church, 171 Main Street, Franklin.

This year, the service features preacher Rev. Bev Waring, Interim Minister at First Universalist Society of Franklin, and live performance by the Interfaith Choir, directed by Mary Diehl of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The collection will benefit the Interfaith Fuel Assistance Fund, administered by the St Vincent de Paul Society.

The Franklin Interfaith Council is an organization whose membership is composed of faith communities in the town of Franklin, Massachusetts. It addresses the various needs of its community by recognizing the power of faith as defined by the individual spiritual traditions.  However, it is these same traditions that unite us in the common goal to initiate and sponsor activities that enrich and challenge the citizens of Franklin. The intent of the council is to sensitize the Franklin community to issues of deprivation and social injustice, and to promote tolerance and understanding through shared worship, programs, performances, and publications, and to bring the understanding of our faith traditions to bear on these issues. Additionally, through these same devices, the council seeks to acknowledge and celebrate both the diversity and the common values existing within the community. The council is a nonprofit organization that has as its primary purpose the betterment of the community it serves.

Participating Houses of Worship :
First Universalist Society in Franklin
St. John’s Episcopal Church
Temple Etz Chaim
St. Mary’s Catholic Parish
Franklin Federated Church
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Franklin United Methodist Church

For more information, go to or on Facebook:  Franklin Interfaith Council.

Franklin Interfaith Council schedules Thanksgiving Service - Nov 20
Franklin Interfaith Council schedules Thanksgiving Service - Nov 20

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