Thanksgiving Service

Gratitude is a universal virtue of faith, and every year on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, we gather together to worship in our unique ways. Every member organization is asked to contribute in some way: Song, Prayer, Scripture, Silent Meditation, and more. This family-friendly event is a simple way to learn more about the faith of your neighbors. It is free and open to the public. The next Thanksgiving Service will be:

Tuesday, November 26, 2021
7:00 p.m.
Location TBD


Hosting Church


2003 Grace Episcopal Church Gratitude and More Gratitude for the Faith We Share
                       Speaker: Rev. Dan Sailer, Seabold United Methodist Church
2004 Grace Episcopal Church Thanks for our Diversity and Our Unity
                       Speaker: Rev. Drew Johnston, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of BI/North Kitsap
2005 Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church To Unite Our Hearts in Grateful Sharing
                       Speaker: Rabbi Mark Glickman, Congregational Kol Shalom
2006 St. Cecelia Roman Catholic Church Building Peace
                       Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational United Church of Christ
                       2007 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Be the Change
                       Speakers: Tom Crowley, Cross Sound Church; Dante Garcia, SGI; Fran Korten, YES Magazine/Cedars Unitarian Universalist Church
2008 Bethany Lutheran Church Thanksgiving for our Earth
                       Speakers:  Noel Purser, member, Suquamish Tribe;  Dick Golden, Chavurat Shir Hayam; Bill Harper, Grace Episcopal Church
2009 Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church Giving Thanks for Our Diversity and Our Unity
                       Speaker: Rev. Tom Thresher, Suquamish Community Congregational United Church of Christ
2010 Cancelled due to weather  
2011 Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church In Gratitude for Those Who Have Come Before Us
                       Speaker: Rev. Paul Stumme-Diers, Bethany Lutheran Church
2012 Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church Gratitude for our Youth
2013 St. Cecelia’s Parish Compassion
2014 Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church In the Spirit of Unity – A Gathering for Peace
                       Speaker:  Bishop David Cook, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
2015 Cancelled due to weather  
2016 Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church Neighboring
                       Speakers: Revs. Barbara and Jaco ten Hove, Cedars Unitarian Universalist Church; Barbara Lawrence-Piecuch, Suquamish Tribal Elders’ Council
2017 St. Cecilia’s Catholic Parish  
2018 Location  
2019 Location  
2020 Location: Zoom  Steadfast, Grateful
 Speakers: Inez Maubane Jones, Outreach Manager, Arts & Humanities Bainbridge (Church of Christ, Scientist); Karen Vargas, Living Life Leadership / Kitsap ERACE; Trinka Wasik, United Religions Initiative