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Ecumenical Thanksgiving Celebration--A Cobb County Tradition Since 2005

Join Us
in November 2018 for the Next Ecumenical Service

Did you hear the one about the rabbi, the priest and the imam?

You’re invited to an inspiring and uplifting community Thanksgiving celebration of music and reflection, with a healthy dose of humor.  This annual celebration brings together clergy, lay leaders and choirs from more than a dozen different religious beliefs to recognize what they have in common and celebrate our uniqueness.   
While we could tell you how positive it is, we create a Wall of Words, a giant poster, that people express their feelings, such as:

  • My favorite part of the year.  It’s always fun and inspirational.
  • When people of faith work together, anything is possible!
  • The best evening I’ve had in a long time.  Soooo inspirational and loving thoughts.
  • I’ve sung “Let There Be Peace on Earth” since I was a child but it never had the meaning for me as it did tonight! Let it begin with me!
  • Thank you for this beautiful gathering of people. Assalamu alaikum!
  • Cobb Co. is blessed with many paths…One God!

The History of the Ecumenical Celebration 

The first celebration was held in 2005 when Temple Kol Emeth's Rabbi Lebow, The Catholic Church of the Transfiguration's Monsignor Patrick Bishop and the Islamic Center of Marietta's Iman Amjad Taufique responded to localized religious strife.  The interest and support has grown each year, replacing strife with awareness, friendship and trust.  Cobb County awarded Temple Kol Emeth and many participating congregations with the 2010 Creating Community Award.

Every year we "pass the hat" to help those less fortunate.

2016 beneficiaries

  • Center for Family Resources
  • Families First
  • Family Promise of Cobb County Inc.
  • Food2Kids
  • Genesis Shelter
  • Helping Hand Foundation
  • Jewish Family & Career Services (JF&CS)
  • Jubilee Partners
  • MUST Ministries
  • United Military Care, Inc


Go to Twitter and Facebook and check out the hashtag #manyfaiths.
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Enjoy the Video Replay of Past Celebrations

2016 Celebration Highlights
2016 Celebration

2015 Celebration

2014 Celebration

2014 Guest Speaker

2014 Reflection

Beatles & Reggae Shabbat

Want to worship on a more contemporary level.  Join us during the year for our special Shabbats!  Beatles Shabbat will be held on December 15, 2017.  All you need to love!

Here's a sampling of what you will hear at Reggae Shabbat:

I Shocked the Rabbi

One Love

Thou Shalt Love

Mi Chamocha

One Day

Atah Kadosh Reggae Style

Rivers of Babylon

None of Us are Free

Sat, March 24 2018 8 Nisan 5778