Time & Location
About the Event
California–Everyone is invited to the Santa Ynez
Valley Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Tuesday, November 23 at 6 pm. This beloved
service is sponsored by the Santa Ynez Valley Jewish Community, Bethania Lutheran
Church, and St. Mark's-in-the-Valley, including representatives of Muslim, Hindu,
Buddhist, and other faith communities. We will gather in offering thanks from our various
religious traditions, affirming our unity as grateful neighbors.
Rev. Randall Day of St. Mark's-in-the-Valley, said, "We gather together with our
neighbors and friends of all faiths, or of none, to give thanks for the many blessings we
enjoy in our diverse community. We invite you to join us"
"Join us as we express gratitude for our community, our interfaith friendships and for the
ability to do the work we are blessed to do together, work that makes the world a better
place" said Rabbi Debi Lewis.
After the service, a reception in Stacy Hall will follow with savory and sweet
refreshments from Los Olivos Wine Merchant and Café, wine, and non-alcoholic
"In a time of such polarization and struggle in our society, coming together from different
backgrounds in gratitude for what we have and what we commit to work towards can be
such a meaningful and powerful experience" added Pastor Chris Brown, Bethania