One of the most inspirational events in Pacific Palisades is the annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, hosted by the town’s clergy. The service this year will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 23, via Zoom.
Annually for decades, Palisades clergy plan and participate in a service that brings the community together on the Monday night before Thanksgiving. The hour-long service is inspirational and offers hope, unity and love.
Last year’s service, hosted by Corpus Christi Church, drew nearly 400 residents. The service rotates to different locations every year and the clergy decide on the format. Last year they honored local firefighters. This year, in keeping with pandemic-related restrictions, the service will be virtual and you can register by going to Click here.
Participating clergy include Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Palisades United Methodist Church, Presbyterian Church, Parish of St. Matthew Episcopal, Kehillat Israel Reconstructionist Congregation, Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine and the Church of Jesus Christ Later-Day Saints.
For years, your Circling the News editor had heard positive word of mouth about the service, but I never attended until I was editor of the “original” Palisades News. It proved to be an absolutely wonderful and uplifting experience and for the past five years I haven’t missed it. My only regret was that I waited so long before I joined the celebration. Regardless of one’s faith or beliefs, this service brings the community together in giving thanks.