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Caughlin Fire responders, victims to be honored at Thanksgiving Eve Service
by Tribune Staff
Nov 23, 2011 | 769 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — The Nevada Clergy Association will be holding its 26th annual interfaith Thanksgiving Eve Service at 7 p.m. today. This year’s service will be hosted by St. John’s Presbyterian Church at 1070 W. Plumb Lane.

The theme for this year’s service is “Giving Thanks in Times of Change.” Northern Nevadans of all faiths and backgrounds are invited to this interfaith Thanksgiving celebration of gratitude.

“It has been a difficult number of months here in Northern Nevada, culminating this weekend with the devastating Caughlin Fire,” said Rev. Neal Anderson, Clergy Association member and Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Nevada minister. “The religious leaders of the Clergy Association decided that our already scheduled interfaith service will be a time to acknowledge the trauma that the fire has caused members of our communities, as well as a moment for all of us to set the intention for healing, renewal and rebuilding. We would like to especially invite all community members who were evacuated during those scary moments throughout Friday as well as the firefighters and emergency personal who worked with vigor and grace to ensure what could have been so much worse was not. It is important that we share as an interfaith community in Northern Nevada our solidarity with all of the families who are now in the process of beginning to rebuild.”

The service will include prayers, readings and music from a variety of faith traditions. This year’s monetary donations will benefit Family Promise, an organization working with the faith communities to provide shelter for homeless families in Northern Nevada. Food donations are gratefully accepted and will benefit the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.
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