Olney Interfaith Ministerium bringing various faith communities to respect differences and improve the community

Source: gazette.net

Bill Ryan/The Gazette
Dr. Amjad Chaudhry of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Rev. Jenny Cannon of the Ashton United Methodist Church and Cantor Wendi Fried of the Shaare Tefila Congregation pray with Nathan L. Krause of the Olney Seventh-day Adventist Church and other members of the Olney Interfaith Ministerium in Olney, while meeting to plan for their annual community interfaith Thanksgiving service, to be held on Tuesday.

Although it started out of negative circumstances, the Greater Olney Interfaith Ministerium has evolved into a positive — bringing the various faith communities of the area to work together to respect differences and improve the community.

The group will host its annual Olney Interfaith Thanksgiving program at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Shaare Tefila Congregation, 16620 Georgia Ave.

The free service, open to all, will include local clergy, along with an interfaith adult choir, youth choir and band, comprising volunteers from local synagogues, churches and mosques.

Cantor Wendi Fried said 12 local congregations are actively participating in the service. She expects a large turnout of about 300 people… continue reading at gazette.net

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