St. Marks Church, Northshore is looking forward to welcoming and hosting a group of Georgetown University students this Thanksgiving season.
These students, members of the Georgetown Muslim Student Association, are traveling to the Chattanooga area to perform community service projects over their school's holiday break. Church officials said, "We are especially pleased that our St. Marks community and other area groups will share service, fellowship and meals with these students.
"In a time where mistrust and misinformation abound between religious groups, we are anxious to show Christian hospitality, spend time in meaningful conversation, and build positive relationships between our communities."
- The students will stay on site at St. Marks and participate in various service projects such as playground restoration and painting.
- Various families and groups are sponsoring meals to join with the students over a meal for meaningful conversations.
- The students are participating in the Grateful Gobbler Walk on Thanksgiving.
- An Interfaith Prayer service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. followed by lunch at St. Marks.
- The students will participate in an Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at Mizpah Temple on Friday evening.
- On Sunday morning, a breakfast will be provided at St. Marks, prayer led by Rabbi Tepper from Mizpah with reflections shared by the students prior to their departure.