The annual Sebring area community Thanksgiving service will be held on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m. in the Church of the Brethren, located at 700 S Pine St., across from The Palms of Sebring.

The service is designed to bring together people of all faiths in a time when our nation needs to feel God’s presence and guidance through worship and praise.

It is an event sponsored by the Sebring Ministerial Association and is the one service which brings together various backgrounds and traditions.

Mayor John Shoop will be participating through a reading.

Congregations and their representatives include Rev. David Smalley, host pastor; Rev. Cecil Hess, The Palms of Sebring and the Church of Buttonwood Bay; Father Scott Walker, St. Asnges Episcopal Church; Father Jose Gonzalez, St. Catherine Catholic Church; Howard Salles, Temple Israel; Rev. Ronald DeGenaro Jr., St. John United Methodist Church; Rev. Darrell Peer, First Presbyterian Church; Rev. Jerry Hickson, Church on the Ridge; Rev. Paul Joria, Southern Baptist Church; and Rev. David Thorensen, Atonement Lutheran Church.

Musical groups participating include the Heartland Harmonizers; Highlands Community Chorus; Wings of Faith Choir; and Greater Mt. Zion AME Church.

Vocal soloists are Rev. Charles Wood and Gary Hermoso.

Worshipers are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item, which will be distributed to the needy of our area. A freewill offering will be received for the purpose of the ministerial relief fund.

The public is cordially invited to take part in this community event, the largest ecumenical service of the year. For more information, please call 863-446-3695.


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