Multifaith celebration of thanksgiving planned Nov. 20 in Northeast Minneapolis

Multifaith celebration of thanksgiving planned Nov. 20 in Northeast Minneapolis

All are welcome to a “Northeast Minneapolis Harvest Gathering: A Multifaith Celebration of Peace and Thanksgiving” at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at Northeast Middle School, located at Hayes Street and 29th Avenue N.E., Minneapolis.

The celebration was planned with the help of the Jay Phillips Center for Jewish-Christian Learning at the University of St. Thomas and St. John’s University. The celebration will include short reflections from Northeast Minneapolis community members who are from the Buddhist, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and Protestant traditions.

Students of Northeast Middle School will present art and music. Refreshments will be served following the celebration.

The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Northeast Ministerial Association in cooperation with Al-Amal School, Catholic Eldercare, Islamic Center of Minnesota, Islamic Resource Group, the Jay Phillips Center, Northeast Minneapolis Ministerial Association, Shambhala Meditation Center and Unity Chamber of Commerce.

The celebration grew out of a cooperative effort between the Northeast Ministerial Association and a Northeast Minneapolis project called Discovery Café, which brings together members of the community from all faiths and walks of life.

Rather than creating a formal new organization, the goal of Discovery Café is to provide opportunities for individuals and members of existing organizations to get to know one another, build relationships and create opportunities to work and do things together.

For more information about the Nov. 20 celebration call Mary Robinson at Catholic Eldercare, (612) 362-2424.