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Posted on October 27, 2022
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In-person event set for Nov. 22 at First United Methodist Church

Source: Rev. Dr. Mark Richardson for Greater Santa Barbara Area Clergy Association

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Greater Santa Barbara Area Clergy Association members. (Courtesy photo)

The Greater Santa Barbara Area Clergy Association’s (GSBACA) annual Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will be held in person, 7 pm Tuesday, Nov. 22 at the downtown First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St.

The GSBACA, sponsor of the event, includes clergy and religious leaders from more than 100 local faith communities, and is dedicated to fostering mutual understanding, tolerance and appreciation among all.

Participants offering prayers and blessings will include representatives of the Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Quaker, Unitarian, Roman Catholic and Protestant traditions.

Music will be provided by Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket and Unity, Unitarian Society, and Threshold Singers choirs. A free-will offering will benefit CAUSE, whose work addresses the housing crisis.

A reception will follow in Fellowship Hall.

Guests are asked also to bring items for the Food Bank: brown/wild rice, dry lentils, canned fruits, canned vegetables, canned beans, canned vegetarian chili, instant coffee/tea bags.

Free parking is available in the church parking lot, enter from Garden Street. For more, call 805-963-3579, email, or visit

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