Wilmette Sesquicentennial Interfaith Service
January 11, 2022 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Multiple religious organizations in Wilmette will participate in this inter-faith service. We invite residents of all religious, secular and spiritual identities to join us! Contact email@example.com for more information.
The program will include: an interfaith choir; scripture readings and participation from five different religions represented by residents in Wilmette, including the Adhaan (Muslim call to prayer) and a centering meditation from a Hindu perspective; an overview of the religious history of Wilmette and a focus on our unity in our diversity and a call to become more welcoming to those who are different from ourselves.
Our faith communities have been an integral part of Wilmette since its founding. We offer prayers for our hopes and our longings for what we would like Wilmette to become in the next 150 years. We ask:
- Based on your history and experience here in Wilmette and the vision of your beliefs or faith tradition, where do you see Wilmette going?
- What are your hopes and dreams for Wilmette?
- How can Wilmette become a more diverse and welcoming community?
- How do we invoke the spirt to move us in that direction?
Nine different houses of worship in Wilmette will participate: The Bahá’ís of Wilmette; Six Christian denominations: (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; First Presbyterian Church; Saints Joseph and Francis Xavier Catholic Church; St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church; St. John’s Lutheran Church; Trinity United Methodist Church); Two Jewish Congregations: (Sukkat Shalom and Beth Hilleh Bnai Emunah) and two residents of faith without a Wilmette house of worship are representing Islam and Hinduism.