Giving Thanks Together

By: Rachel Yonkunas Email
By: Rachel Yonkunas Email

On Tuesday, First United Methodist Church in Dothan held its 6th Annual Community Interfaith Service. Faith leaders from the Buddhist Community, Cherry Street African Methodist Episcopal Church, Evergreen Presbyterian Church, the Harbor United Methodist Mission, the Hindu Community, Islamic Center of Dothan, St. Columba Catholic Church, Spiritual Enrichment Center of Dothan, and Temple Emmanuel participated in the service.

They each shared a piece of their beliefs and religious leaders said, this kind of service reminds others what the holiday represents,

“We all give thanks. We are all grateful. Thanksgiving is also, I think, a very open holiday. Most people don't realize how diverse Dothan is. This is a night where we can see people who are different and yet very much like us,” said Lynn Smilie Nesbitt, Associate Pastor at First United Methodist Church of Dothan.

“I learned a lot of new things about Mayor Mike Schmitz and about everybody else and also the other religions and what they believe in and not what they are depicted as what they believe in,” said Jamillah Kinsey from the Islamic Center of Dothan.

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