Press Release for Friday, November 13, 2015
OneJax Institute Hosts Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Gratitude Service
Media Contact: Andrea Mestdagh, Specialist
Department of Public Relations
The OneJax Institute at
the University of North Florida will host the
98th annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Gratitude Service, a community
tradition, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at Riverside Presbyterian Church,
located at 849 Park Street in downtown Jacksonville.
This annual service has
taken place in Jacksonville since 1918 and pays homage to the sacred passages,
prayers, songs and traditions that exalt the quality of gratitude for the
Community faith leaders
will participate in the service to express gratitude from a faith perspective,
while attendees can gain a sense of oneness with the community by watching and
listening to various faith traditions.
“This event is important to our community as it celebrates the commonality of
gratitude across many faith traditions,” said Kyle T. Reese, OneJax board chair
and pastor at Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church.
For more information,
contact the OneJax Institute at UNF at (904) 620-1529. This free event is open
to the community; however, tickets are required for entry and may be obtained
As an interfaith
organization, the OneJax Institute at UNF educates, advocates and builds
community to promote respect and understanding that will overcome bias, bigotry
university located on
an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to
enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures
through a well-rounded education.