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19th Annual Grand Rapids Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration
This year we will gather at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 2780 Leonard St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525. We come together to give thanks for the blessings we have received. Prayers, music, sacred writings, reflections and meditation will be woven together from many traditions and welcoming all. Our keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Aly Mageed, reflecting on "Living and Serving Together." A light reception featuring foods from various traditions follows the event. A free-will offering will be take for the refugee resettlement work of Samaritas and Bethany Christian Services. If you take photos/video of the event, please tag and share them with us! #grinterfaith The Grand Rapids Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration has been celebrated annually since the year 2000. The event features participation from a wide variety of Christian denominations and Jewish, Muslim, Baha'i, Buddhist, Hindu, secular, and inclusive religious communities. Jennifer Beahan, Executive Director for CFI Michigan, will be speaking at the event to represent the secular perspective. More information is also available at

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

2780 Leonard St NE · Grand Rapids, MI

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Our Mission: Center for Inquiry (CFI) strives to foster a secular society based on reason, science, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values.

Our Vision: A world where people value evidence and critical thinking, where superstition and prejudice subside, and where science and compassion guide public policy.

Our Values: Integrity, Courage, Innovation, Empathy, Learning, Wonder.

CFI Michigan is a local branch of Center for Inquiry, an international, nonpartisan, nonprofit 501©(3) organization that encourages evidence-based inquiry into science, pseudoscience, medicine and health, religion, ethics, secularism, and society. The Center for Inquiry is not affiliated with, nor does it promote, any political party or political ideology.

Central to our mission is developing a vibrant secular community throughout Michigan to allow atheists, agnostics, humanists, skeptics, and other freethinkers to share life enriching experiences, offer mutual support, engage in community service, and work to end the stigma attached to being a nonbeliever.

We promote reason, science, and church/state separation to counter the influence of religion and pseudoscience in public policy, and to defend the values, interests, and civil rights of nonreligious citizens. Learn more at

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Phone: 616-698-2342
Office: 3777 44th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI

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Jennifer Beahan
Executive Director
Center for Inquiry Michigan

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