We invite you to join us in our 6th annual interfaith celebration of gratitude hosted by the Lake Oswego United Church of Christ, Congregation Beit Haverim, the Muslim Educational Trust, The Bahá’í Faith of Portland, and the Islamic Community of North American Bosniaks. We will gather together to celebrate our diversity, and the many things we share in common as people of God.
Featuring special guest speaker Willie Poinsette of Respond to Racism, our lively and musical service will be led by Rabbi Alan Berg of Beit Haverim, and the Rev. Jennie Ott of Lake Oswego United Church of Christ. Members of each faith community will help guide the service with readings, prayers, poetry and music.
Join us in this celebration of gratitude for the love of God, humankind, our shared values, and the diverse ways we express our faith. By coming together as beloved children of God, we hope to make the world a better place for all.
Following the service, we will gather around a delightful spread of pies, baklava and refreshments to get better acquainted in conversation. Invite your family, neighbors and friends to join us.
Rev. Ott says, “In a world that seems increasingly divided, it is important for us to bear witness to the profound inclusiveness of God’s love. As a Christian congregation, we rejoice in worshiping with Jewish and Muslim friends, as we are all the beloved children of God.”
Rabbi Berg adds, “The sense of shared mission was so clear in our planning. Gratitude is the foundation of a caring community. Beit Haverim joins hands with LOUCC and the Muslim Educational Trust to build a foundation for tomorrow that will endure.”
Executive Director Wajdi Said concurs, “MET’s focus on education through positive interaction with Muslims and non-Muslims, and honest communication with the media and public officials, has positively impacted not only the people of Portland, but well beyond our local area. We are grateful to join our friends as we come together for this service.”
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm with reception to follow
Location: Shared Home of Lake Oswego United Church of Christ and Beit Haverim
1111 Country Club Road, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Optional Donations: We will be raising money for Respond to Racism. All donations are graciously accepted.