News from Thanks-Giving Square and The Thanks-Giving Foundation  |  December  2017

A Time of Celebration... and Remembrance

In December 2016 Thanks-Giving Square partnered with Faith & Grief Ministries to establish a new tradition in downtown Dallas. A special Community Tree of Remembrance was illuminated each evening in December to honor and remember loved ones.

On December 5th the Community Tree of Remembrance was illuminated once again at Thanks-Giving Square alongside a special multi-faith service. A few days later, a noon service was held in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. The services acknowledge grief, hope, and love through prayers and personal stories. To provide a tangible way for people to remember loved ones, visitors are encouraged to add names to a ribbon and tie them to a memorial archway. On the upcoming Winter Solstice (December 21st) a Longest Night Service will take place at Thanks-Giving Square. Join us for this multi-faith event, or visit Thanks-Giving Square anytime through December 22nd to add the name of a loved one to the memorial arch. 
Winter Festival of Faiths

Join us for the annual Winter Festival of Faiths at Thanks-Giving Square on Monday, December 18th. This year's performances of music, dance, and words will embrace social issues affecting our community. Organizations and performance groups will share their season's faith traditions and come together in a statement of unity. 

We are grateful to have Dr.  John McCaa from Channel 8 WFAA TV and the award-winning singer and performer, Denise Lee serve as emcees for this year's event! 

This event is free and open to all and will take place outdoors at Thanks-Giving Square (indoors in case of inclement weather). For more information, click here
40 Years of Joyful Noise

Thanks-Giving Square has hosted the annual TubaChristmas Concert in downtown Dallas for four decades! Join us on Friday, December 22nd as over 200 tubas play favorite holiday songs during the 40th Annual Merry TubaChristmas Concert. This event is free and fun for the whole family! Arrive early to pick your seat. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome.

Food trucks from Ruthies, BellaTrino, and Parrot Icce will be parked along Pacific Avenue and serving food from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Upcoming Events
December 18, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Venue: Thanks-Giving Square

Faith & Grief Ministries 2018 Community Tree of Remembrance
December 21, 2017 | 6:30 p.m.
Venue: Thanks-Giving Square

Friday, December 22nd | 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
Venue: Thanks-Giving Square

Making Peace

Faith Forward Dallas at Thanks-Giving Square is the proud recipient of the 2017 Peacemaker Organization of the Year Dallas Peace and Justice Center  organized a special banquet that brought people together to lift up work being done for peace and justice in the community. Click here to see the full list of honorees. 
End of Year Giving

During this season of giving, please consider making a special donation to Thanks-Giving Square. Your generous support helps the Thanks-Giving Foundation and Thanks-Giving Square provide programming to the community year-round. Our online options include tax-deductible one-time, recurring, or special tribute and legacy gifts.  Shopping online? Use the following link and Amazon will donate a portion of each sale to The Thanks-Giving Foundation:

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