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Faiths come together for service of thanksgiving

SALISBURY — The Rev. Diane Monti-Catania welcomed members of different congregations and a collection of clergy to a Thanksgiving interfaith service at the Salisbury Congregational Church Wednesday, Nov. 23.Selectman Jim Dresser read a Thanksgiving proclamation. “We are indeed blessed that our corner of the country is agreeable and productive,” he said.“If we have much, we have much to share.”The Rev. John Carter, from St. John’s Episcopal Church in Salisbury, read from Corinthians and reminded the audience that “God loves a cheerful giver.”The Rev. Richard Taber (pastor emeritus of the Salisbury Congregational Church), standing in front of a rather spectacular Thanksgiving table display (put together by Mary Davidson), said, “Let it never be said that this is just another ecumenical Thanksgiving.”In addition to Monti-Catania, Taber and Carter, clergy on hand were: the Rev. Eileen Epperson, a Salisbury resident who officiates at the United Presbyterian Church in Amenia and Wassaic, N.Y.; the Rev. Heidi Truax from Trinity Lime Rock Episcopal Church; Jane Fitting of the Unitarian Universalists of Northwest Connecticut; the Rev. Michelle Wiltshire-Clement from the Falls Village Congregational Church; the Rev. Duane Estes; Gloria Estes and Barbara Roth of the Jewish Community Group of the Northwest Corner; and Father Joseph Kurnath from St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lakeville.

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