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26th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Eve Service held in Reno

Rev. Susan Taylor of St. John's Presbyterian Church welcomes the congregation. PHOTO: Rebecca Willis

A worship service of prayers, readings, and music from a variety of faith traditions sponsored by the Nevada Clergy Association was held Wednesday November 23, 2011, at St. John’s Presbyterian Church.

Radheka Patel reads from Hindu scripture in Hindi. PHOTO: Rebecca Willis

Following a welcome by the Reverend Susan Taylor of St. John’s, a program of prayer and thanksgiving was provided by representatives of the Reno Buddhist Center, Temple Beth-Or, Second Baptist Church, the Northern Nevada Muslim Community, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS), the Baha’i faith, and the Hindu faith. Interspersed in the program were choral selections performed by the local LDS choir, a musical tribute by Roger Hogan of the Baha’i faith, a whirling dervish performance by the children of the Anatolia Center, and a musical selection by sacred storyteller Jim Eaglesmith.

Bishop Gene Savoy Jr. delivers the Benediction. PHOTO: Rebecca Willis

 

Children of the Anatolia Center perform whirling dervish dance. PHOTO: Rebecca Willis