100 people gathered at the annual Interfaith Tea

GLOVERSVILLE — The 71st annual Interfaith Tea was held at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday at North Main Street United Methodist Church, according to a news release.

There were nearly 100 people who attended the tea with 13 houses of worship participating. The welcome was given by Nancy Marsh, chairwoman of the Women in Christian Service Committee with Suzanne Schermerhorn, spiritual leader from the Knesseth Israel Synagogue, playing guitar and singing the song, “Building Connections Through Partnerships” which she wrote especially for the event.

The invocation was given by Pastor Joyce Royal from North Main Street UMC. The guest speakers and recipients of the good will offering were Margaret Clark and Alicia King, from the Glove City Coalition.

The entertainment was provided by the gospel group, The Remnants. Pastor Ron Talbott of the North Bush UMC gave the blessing and the Rev David Smith from Mayfield UMC gave the benediction.

The table decoration was by the Foothills UMC.

The final planning meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 15, at the North Main UMC. Next year the tea will be at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Gloversville.

By Kerry Minor

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