The Chappaqua Interfaith Council will hold its annual Thanksgiving Service at St. John and St. Mary’s Catholic Church (30 Poillon Road, Chappaqua) on Sunday, November 18 at 4 pm. A community meal will follow the interfaith service. Everyone in the community is welcome. Prayers, readings, music and song will be performed by members of all the participating faith communities. The Kittle House will again provide the turkey for the community meal and other local stores and individuals are contributing additional food items. There is no charge for this event. This is the seventh year that the Chappaqua Interfaith Council has offered a meal following the service. Last year over 400 guests attended both the service and the dinner. This event is an opportunity for the residents of New Castle and to give thanks for the bounties in our lives and to share this experience with our neighbors and friends.
This year the Council will accept tax-deductible donations on behalf of Open Door Family Medical Center to assist in reaching their goal of $3000 to purchase vital signs monitoring equipment. According to Desta Lakew, Open Doors’s Director of Development, “These automated devices check blood, pressure, temperature and heart rates in the exam rooms and are connected to our electronic management system. Donations of non-perishable foods will also be accepted on behalf of the Interfaith Emergency Food Pantry in Pleasantville, which serves the elderly, disabled, and other needy clients from several surrounding communities, including Chappaqua, Hawthorne, Millwood, and Thornwood.
The Chappaqua Interfaith Council includes representatives, both lay and clergy, from the following eight faith communities: Baha’is of New Castle; Chappaqua Friends Meeting; The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Episcopal; First Congregational Church; Lutheran Church of our Redeemer; St. John and St. Mary’s Catholic Church; Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester and the Upper Westchester Muslim Society.
For further information, please contact Candace Downing, 914 419-7216 or email@example.com.