Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
The Interfaith Thanksgiving Service was a wonderful addition to Thanksgiving Day. Hosted by the First Baptist Church of Rochester, around 300 people attended, resulting in the need for overflow seating. The First Baptist Church led wonderful music and gave a great space. Rev. Lane Campbell, of the First Universalist Church of Rochester, gave a moving sermon about gratitude in times of both suffering and joy. Readings from secular leaders, as well as Jewish, Christian, and Muslim sacred texts, illuminated our service and allowed us to grow in thanksgiving to God.
2nd Annual Cosgrove Middle School Religious Freedom Tolerance Panel
November 9, 2018
Six religious leaders from the Rochester area were asked to come and speak to six grade students at Cosgrove Middle School about religious diversity, tolerance, and acceptance. By clicking the link below, you can see a video of part of the event.
Mr. Abduraff Bawany - Board Member, Islamic Center of Rochester
Mr. O.P. Gupta - Hindu Temple of Rochester
Reverend Alan Dailey - Interim Pastor, The First Congregational Church of the United Church of Christ, Spencerport
Mrs. Joy Getnick - Director of Jewish Life, Jewish Community Center of Rochester
Mrs. Rose Martin - Head of Zendo, Endless Path Zendo
Mr. Nick Frega - Ecumenical and Interfaith Liaison, Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester