The 27th annual “Thanksgiving Sing” takes place Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the United Congregational Christian Church, 900 Hodgson St. in Eureka. All are welcome.

This event features about a dozen choirs from local religious faiths performing their sacred music.

“The Thanksgiving Sing brings together different faiths, using music to bridge differences and find commonality in a shared ‘ethic of reciprocity,’” said Pastor Cindi Knox of the United Congregational Christian Church.

Those attending are asked to bring non-perishable food items, which will be donated to Food for People.

The first Thanksgiving Sing was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in 1991. The concept was suggested by Rabbi Lester Scharnberg, then of Temple Beth El, who got the idea from a similar

event held at a synagogue in Sante Fe, New Mexico. There was enthusiastic support from the Eureka Ministerial Association, (now the Humboldt Interfaith Fellowship) and a tradition was born.

Following the performances, there will be refreshments and time to socialize. For more information, call 707-445-5488.

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