On Nov. 18, the Lockport-Homer Glen Area Ministerial Association (LHAMA) hosted its annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration at the First Congregational Church of Lockport at 700 E 9th St. in Lockport.
The celebration shared the various ways each faith tradition expresses thanks, gratitude and peace. This year for the first time in recent memory a true variety of religious communities participated: Islamic, Jewish, Hindu, Episcopalian, Baptist, United Methodist, Lutheran, United Church of Christ and independent Christians along with others.
Two fferings were taken at the celebration. One, "Fill the Pickup," encouraged people to bring non-perishable food items for the Fairmont and FISH Food Pantries. The second asked for monetary donations for the Lockport Resource Center.