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The Interfaith Thanksgiving Gathering 2018: We’re almost there!

This fall, we will gather at 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 17 for our annual celebration, which will be held at St. Andrew Lutheran Church. The event will be followed by hospitality. This year’s theme is “Becoming one.”  Many groups and faith communities are participating.

If you’d like to join a multi-age, multi-community choir, contact us at interfaithcircle16@gmail.com and we will put you in touch with coordinator Donna Kasbohm of Pax Christi Catholic Community. Greeters and hospitality folks still needed, as well.

There will be one rehearsal for this great event at 10 a.m.  The all-community choir, which will be singing our theme together, will also rehearse at 6 p.m. before we start!


In the past decade, the Southwest Metro of Minneapolis has become increasingly diverse. This has been a source of enormous enrichment as we have learned from each other and grown together. In this age where people who are the “other” are too often misunderstood and even feared, we call upon people of goodwill to build respectful connections between people of faith in our region: To join in an Interfaith Circle of understanding and support. 

OUR MISSION
The ongoing mission of Interfaith Circle is to celebrate the commonality and diversity of our faith traditions and by doing so foster understanding and acceptance.

OUR VISION
Interfaith Circle’s programs and activities will increase harmony and understanding in our neighborhoods and towns, and contribute to peace in our state, nation, and world.

We invite you to join us and expand the circle of welcome ever wider. Email interfaithcirclemn@gmail.com to add your name to our list.

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The Interfaith Thanksgiving theme of “mosaic” was one of your most memorable. I’m looking forward to this year!

Remembering “Mosaic”

It was an honor to be a part of this important conversation, and a beautiful reminder that at the heart of our faith traditions, we have so much more in common than we realize. As I listened throughout the evening, the common thread that wove itself through our stories and our experiences and our diverse cultural backgrounds and the sacred texts we referenced was this: God’s deepest desire is for us to know that we are loved, and to love one another.

Pastor Laila