Monday, November 25, 2013

Come to "Festivals of Faith & Light"

The Brookings Interfaith Council invites you to "Festivals of Faith & Light," a lively celebration of the significance of "light" across faith traditions and especially during special religious days or seasons. Light is essential to the Christian observance of Advent and Christmas, Judaism's Chanukah, Hinduism's Diwali, and more.

"Festivals of Faith & Light" will be held on Thursday, December 5, at 6:30pm in the Cooper Room of the Brookings Public Library. It will include a potluck of traditional festive or holiday foods and the sharing of interfaith stories about light.

In advance of this event, we also want to encourage you to attend the first public lighting of a menorah in Brookings, in observance of Chanukah. The menorah-lighting will be held on Wednesday, December 4, at 6:30pm, on Main Street next to Nick's Hamburgers. Come if you can to learn more about the Jewish faith and to support Jewish members of our community.

Then, at our event on Thursday night, please bring one of your favorite holiday dishes to pass, if you're able, or just show up. And invite a friend! We look forward to your presence at this festive gathering.