Thanksgiving celebrated with interfaith prayer service |

Thanksgiving celebrated with interfaith prayer service

Nevada Appeal Staff Reports
courtesy photoParticipants in the interfaith prayer service included, from left, Dixie Jennings-Teats, Jeffrey Paul, Myra Soifer, Christie Tews, Rajan Zed, Larry Schneider, Charles T. Durante, and Alan Dorway. Decorations on the table include the Jewish seven-branched candelabrum "menorah" and Hindu god Ganesha.

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, Carson City celebrated its second annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Tuesday at First United Methodist Church with various religions and denominations coming together to pray.

Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, and Jewish prayers were read on the occasion giving thanks to God.

Participants included Alan Dorway, Presbyterian pastor; Christie Tews, Buddhist leader; Rajan Zed, Hindu leader; Myra Soifer, Jewish rabbi; Rob and Dixie Jennings-Teats, United Methodist pastors; Jeffrey Paul, Episcopal priest; Charles T. Durante, Catholic pastor; Larry Schneider, Unity minister.

Carson City Chamber Singers gave a musical presentation of “Surge Inluminare” while everyone sang together “This Is My Song.”

Donations went to Friends In Service Helping and Circles of Support.