Standing United with Compassion: Associated Ministries’ Annual Interfaith Celebration of Gratitude at Thanksgiving

Join Associated Ministries and representatives from Pierce County’s richly diverse community of faith traditions for the Annual Interfaith Celebration of Gratitude at Thanksgiving at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, November 21. The theme for the evening is Standing United with Compassion. Immanuel Presbyterian Church is this year’s host congregation. The gathering will take place in at their church at 901 North “J” Street, Tacoma, Washington 98403.

A Pierce County tradition for more than 34 years, the Interfaith Celebration of Gratitude at Thanksgiving celebrates both unity as God’s people and diversity of religious traditions. The gathering will include participants from Bahá’í, Buddhist, Catholic, Center for Spiritual Living, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Jewish, Muslim, Protestant, Sufi, and Unitarian Universalist faith traditions.

“Over the years Associated Ministries has been able to serve many people in need in our community by partnering with people of faith and people of good will,” shared Mike Yoder, Executive Director of AM. “We’re honored to organize this annual interfaith gathering to unite people of faith in a time of thanksgiving for the blessings we have received and to renew our commitment to love our neighbors as ourselves.”

Refreshments and fellowship time will follow the service. For more information please call (253) 426-1506 or email sandyw@associatedministries.org.

About Associated Ministries: Associated Ministries, an interfaith organization, has a historic leadership position working at a grassroots level in Pierce County with religious congregations and unaffiliated people of faith. Each decade we bring forward to our community programs that benefit people experiencing homelessness, hunger and poverty, and vulnerable populations such as people who are elderly or who have disabilities. Associated Ministries was incorporated in 1969 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit to be the cohesive force driving the greater Pierce County faith community’s response to the needs of the most vulnerable and to strengthen our communities for everyone. With the mission Uniting People of Faith to Build Stronger Communities, Associated Ministries’ vision is to promote interfaith relationships, deeply transforming our community. Our programs endeavor to walk alongside the people who come to us for services as they emerge out of crisis, find a path out of poverty toward personal stability, and aspire to build their foundation of skills, social connections, and financial assets.

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