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Community Thanksgiving services planned

Published:   |   Updated: November 21, 2013 at 03:37 PM

The annual Sebring community interfaith Thanksgiving service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at Sebring Church of the Brethren, 700 South Pine St., located across from The Palms.

The event brings all faiths together under the theme "Blessed is the Nation Whose God is the Lord."

Participants will include the Rev. David Smalley, host pastor; the Rev. Cecil Hess, Church of Buttonwood Bay; George Hensley, mayor of Sebring; The Rev. Jose Gonzalez, St. Catherine Catholic Church; the Rev. Sheila Swanger, St. John United Methodist Church; Howard Salles, Temple Israel; Chaplain Paul Joria, Kenilworth Care Center; Maj. Bruce Stefanik, Salvation Army; the Rev. Darrell Peer, First Presbyterian Church; Bishop Steve Austin, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; The Rev. Scott Walker, St. Agnes Episcopal Church; the Rev. Jimmie Baker, Lorida Church of the Brethren; and the Rev. Tim Cain, St. John United Methodist Church.

Special musical selections will be presented during the service by the Highlands Community Chorus, Heartland Harmonizers, Sounds of Sebring, Wings of Faith Choir, soloist John McClure and instrumentalist Frances Dixon Taylor.

An offering will be received, which will benefit the fund for needy families, which is distributed by the Sebring Ministerial Association, who will sponsor the service.

The public is invited. For information, call 382-1737.

The Lake Placid Christian Ministerial Association has planned a community Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. Sunday at Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave.

Pastors and musicians from many churches are working together to praise the Lord with Scripture, songs and lessons.

The offering taken that evening will be split between Manna Ministries in Lake Placid and New Testament Mission in Sebring.

Those who are attending are asked to bring nonperishable items for those in need.

The Lake Placid Christian Ministerial Association meets at 8 a.m. the third Tuesday of each month in the conference room of Florida Hospital Lake Placid.


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