Interfaith Thanksgiving 2002

November 23, 2002

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

On November 23, 2002 the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that "this year a little-known anniversary of religious freedom converges with the Thanksgiving interfaith exchanges. Sunday morning in the city's West End, congregations from three neighboring churches on Union Boulevard will follow their long tradition of praying together at one of their churches. Members of the churches say the joint Thanksgiving service began when the three churches were leaders in the civil rights efforts in the city. People from Freeman's church will cross Union to pray at the joint service, which this year is being held at Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ on Union Boulevard. Westminster Presbyterian Church, a few hundred yards south, is the third member of the trio. Similarly, members of a Jewish congregation in Creve Coeur and a Baptist congregation in the city will share their first joint holiday service - although they have teamed up on other projects in the past."