Antelope Valley Interfaith Council Invites You To Our:
Twenty- fourth Annual Community Thanksgiving Service
“What Does Gratitude Do For You?”
A Joyful Celebration of Gratitude through Music and the Performing Arts followed by
a Thanksgiving Traditional Community Meal
7 PM Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Lancaster United Methodist Church
918 West Avenue J, Lancaster
The photo above is from today’s (May 3, 2013) Antelope Valley Press article about our National Day of Prayer Service last night at the Center for Spiritual Living.
Imam Omeira was a wonderful keynote speaker and Rev. Ron Sparks a terrific master of ceremonies.
Heartfelt prayers were given by Sanah Burhan (Muslim), [...]
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Michele Chavez, Nichiren Shu Buddhism
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Richard Chavez, Nichiren Shu Buddhism
I am a link in Lord Buddha’s golden chain of love
that stretches around the world.
I must keep my link bright and strong.
I will try to be kind and gentle to every
Living thing, and protect all who are weaker
Joanna DiGiovanna, Baha’i Faith
O Thou kind Lord!
This gathering is turning to Thee.
These hearts are radiant with Thy love.
These minds and spirits are exhilarated
by the message of Thy glad-tidings.
O God! Let this American democracy
become glorious in spiritual degrees
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Civility also means more than [...]
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