Interfaith Gratitude Service
Celebrating God’s Inclusive Love:
We invite you to join us in our annual interfaith service celebrating God’s inclusive love, hosted by the Lake Oswego United Church of Christ, Congregation Beit Haverim, the Muslim Educational Trust, The Bahá’í Faith of Portland, and the Islamic Community of North American Bosniaks. We will gather together to celebrate our diversity, and the many things we share in common as people of God.
Featuring special guest speaker Willie Poinsette of Respond to Racism, our service will be led by Rabbi Alan Berg of Beit Haverim, and Reverend Jennie Ott of Lake Oswego United Church of Christ. Members of each faith community will help guide the service with readings, prayers, poetry, and music.
We invite you to join us in this interfaith celebration of God’s inclusive love, highlighting both our shared values and the diverse ways we express our faith. By coming together as beloved children of God, we hope to make the world a better place for all.
Following the service, we will gather around a delightful spread of refreshments to get better acquainted in conversation. We invite you, your family, neighbors, and friends to join us.
Reverend Jennie Ott says, “In a world that seems increasingly divided, it is important for us to bear witness to the profound inclusiveness of God’s love. As a Christian congregation, we rejoice in worshipping with Jewish and Muslim friends, as we are all the beloved children of God.”
Rabbi Alan Berg adds, “The sense of shared mission was so clear in our planning. Inclusiveness is the foundation of a caring community. Beit Haverim joins hands with LOUCC and the Muslim Educational Trust to build a foundation for tomorrow that will endure.”
Executive Director Wajdi Said concurs, “MET’s focus on education through positive interaction with Muslims and non-Muslims, and honest communication with the media and public officials, has positively impacted not only the people of Portland, but well beyond our local area. We are grateful to join our friends as we come together for this service.”
Location: Shared Home of Lake Oswego United Church of Christ and Congregation Beit Haverim 1111 Country Club Road, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Optional Donations: There will be an opportunity to provide financial support for Respond to Racism should you wish to do so.
Sponsor: LOUCC, Beit Haverim, MET, The Bahá’í Faith, ICNAB