FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rev. Katie M. Ladd (206) 784-6969, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Julie G. Hutson (206) 948-5068, email@example.com
Interfaith Thanksgiving Eve Service on Phinney Ridge
Phinney Ridge, Seattle, WA - October 20, 2010 -- Bucking the trend of growing national religious mistrust, several Seattle faith communities are joining together to host the third annual Thanksgiving Eve service on Phinney Ridge. The November 24th service will begin at 6:30 PM at Sakya Buddhist Monastery, 108 NW 83rd St, with the traditional spinning of the Tibetan prayer wheels. A candlelight procession to Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave N, will follow at 7:00 PM, where the remainder of the service will take place at 7:30 PM.
This interfaith gathering began in 2008 as a way to emphasize common values and build community, while highlighting unique practices and rituals of different faith traditions. This year these Buddhist, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim congregations will celebrate the religious diversity in our nation with the theme “One Nation, Many Faiths.”
Participating congregations include Masjid Umar Al Farooq in Mountlake Terrace, Temple De Hirsch Sinai on Capitol Hill, and the following congregations in Greenwood/Phinney Ridge: Luther Memorial Lutheran Church (ELCA), Sakya Tibetan Monastery, St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Woodland Park United Methodist Church, Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church (ELCA), Woodland Park Presbyterian Church (USA), and St. John United Lutheran Church (ELCA). The public is encouraged to attend.