November 11, 2022 Submitted by the Hingham Hull Religious Leaders Association
A tradition of over 100 years continues this Thanksgiving as members and friends from many faith communities in Hingham and Hull gather at the Hingham Congregational Church (378 Main Street) to celebrate Thanksgiving at the annual Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Service, sponsored by the Hingham Hull Religious Leaders Association. Please note the new location for this years service.
This year’s service represents a revisioning, in order to acknowedge and remember the pain and suffering that Original Peoples suffered at the hands of the European settlers. The service will include a remembrance as well as the lighting of a memorial candle. While we will remember, we will also celebrate the opportunity for the Hingham Hull community to come together in Thanksgiving.
This year’s preacher will be Cantor Steven Weiss, the President of the Hingham Hull Religious Leaders Association. Cantor Weiss has served as the Cantor of Congregation Sha’aray Shalom since 2004. His sermon will be “Modim Anachnu Lach – We Give Thanks.” Members of the religious communities of Hingham and Hull will participate in the service.
A special part of this year’s service will be our special guest speaker. We are honored to welcome local tribal leader Wunnanamwau Tom Frederick, Tribal Chief of the T’chepi Aquidenet Pokanoket Allied Federation of the Tribes of New England. He has much to teach us and we look forward to his participation in this years Thanksgiving service.
The evening’s offering will, as every year, be given to the Diane Edson Fund of Wellspring, the social service agency in Hull which provides a food pantry, literacy education, counseling, and many other services. The Edson Fund is used exclusively for direct fuel and food assistance to those in need. There will also be a collection of canned goods and other non-perishable and personal care items, which will be donated to the Wellspring food pantry.
All are invited to this service to join in the spirit of Thanksgiving, to affirm our spiritual unity which transcends our differences in religion and background, and to share in our offering to assist those in need.
For further information about this service, you may contact Cantor Steven Weiss (781)-724-4001 or email@example.com or Reverend Doctor Peter Allen (781)-749-1276 or firstname.lastname@example.org.