Interfaith Thanksgiving Service


The  Interfaith Thanksgiving Service here in the Rochester, New York is the longest running interfaith service in the United States.  It has been conducted annually since 1874 when it was started by First Unitarian Church, First Universalist Church, and Temple B’rith Kodesh Synagogue

This service brings together Universalist, Unitarians, Christians, Jews, Muslims, and others to mark Thanksgiving Day. Today you will see participants from the three original founding faiths along with those from Temple Sinai, the Catholic diocese, the Islamic Center of Rochester, First Baptist Church of Rochester, Third Presbyterian Church, and the Rochester, New York community at large. This year the service will be a time for folks to come together across seemingly dividing lines to worship and give thanks. The theme as we head into 2020 is “Sowing Seeds for a Peaceful Election Year.”

Feel free to bring friends and family of all faiths to this important interfaith event.

The 145th Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

will be held this year at the First Universalist Church,

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, 2019

11:00 AM