7th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Day Service

29 November 2011

The Konko Church in Japantown (San Francisco) was the site of the San Francisco Interfaith Council’s (SFIC) 7th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Day Service. The service included readings, hymns/chants, prayers, blessings and reflections. An offering was received for the SFIC Interfaith Winter Shelter.

Participants included: Interfaith Center at the Presidio Executive Director Rev. Susan Strouse (First United Lutheran Church), Rabbi Carla Fenves (Congregation EmanuEL), SFIC Executive Vice Chair Rita Semel, Pastor Maggie Henderson (Old First Presbyterian Church), Rev. Joanne Tolosa (Konko Church), Alice Kawahatsu (Konko Church), Rev. Masato Kawahatsu (Konko Church), SFIC Executive Director Michael Pappas, Rev. Ronald Kobata (SF Buddhist Church), Rev. Mark Stanger (Grace Cathedral), Imam Abu Qadir Al-Amin (SF Muslim Community Center), Rabbi David Frommer (Military Chaplain), Fr. John Coleman (St. Ignatius Church), Noah Griffin (Afro Solo), Rev. Jim Kitchens (Calvary Presbyterian Church), ICP CFO Paul Andrews and SFIC Chair Rev. James DeLange. Not appearing in the photograph were Rev. Paul Brenner (St. Mark’s Lutheran Church) and student readers and ushers from Stuart Hall High School.