Music, prayer and a homily will be part of the program Tuesday night for Charlotte’s 37th annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service.
The service is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Road, in northwest Charlotte. The service is open to the public and is sponsored by Mecklenburg Ministries.
The service will open with a Muslim call to prayer and includes sacred texts from Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist and Sikh traditions.
The central message this year will be delivered by Imam John Ederer of the Muslim American Society. He will speak on “Hope for America” and will be introduced by Dr. James Howell of Myers Park United Methodist Church.
Music will be performed by a 200-person choir of adult and children’s voices. Last year’s service drew a crowd of nearly 1,500 people.