News from Thanks-Giving Square and The Thanks-Giving Foundation  |   February 2016

In 2017 Thanks-Giving Square is celebrating its 40th year as the spiritual heart of Dallas. In December, we hosted a variety of events that brought community members together in a spirit of unity and celebration. Events included the Interfaith Council's Winter Festival of Faiths, which showcased fifteen faith traditions in a joyful celebration of the season. For its 39th year, the festive MerryTuba Christmas brought over 200 tuba players to the Square to  play favorite holiday songs. And in a new partnership, Faith Forward Dallas worked with  Faith & Grief Ministries to present the Community Tree of Remembrance -- a tree illuminated each evening at Thanks-Giving Square to honor loved ones. These are some of the unique services and commemorations organized by The Thanks-Giving Foundation.

In 2017 our programming will continue to use  thanksgiving and gratitude as ways to heal divisions and enhance mutual understanding within our community. We hope to see you at an upcoming event.
Thanks-Giving Square hosts interfaith vigil

On January 30th, Thanks-Giving Square served as the host venue for a special press conference and interfaith vigil supporting refugee resettlement. This event was organized by The International Rescue Committee, Refugee Council USA (RCUSA), and In Solidarity. Faith Forward Dallas at Thanks-Giving Square, civic leaders, and additional organizations participated in a press conference followed by a candlelight vigil. With short notice, h undreds of people of all faiths and backgrounds filled Thanks-Giving Square and  stood in solidarity with the refugee and immigrant communities. The event was inspirational and provided hope to many.
See more photos at the Thanks-Giving Square Facebook page
Upcoming Events
Park Cities Baptist Church
Interfaith Council Congregational Visit to
Park Cities Baptist Church

Monday, February 13, 11:00 a.m.
Park Cities Baptist Church

Individual faith groups invite the Interfaith Council to tour sacred spaces and learn about faith traditions. Through this effort, there is relationship building and a greater understanding between and among different traditions. February's visit to Park Cities Baptist Church will include a presentation by the congregation followed by a luncheon provided by the Ethiopian community residing at Vickery Meadows. This will be an unforgettable rich cultural experience. 

Neighbors Council Work Day

Sunday, February 26, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thanks-Giving Square

Help us brighten up the Square during our winter community work day. Join other volunteers to lend a hand with landscaping and clean-up efforts (both outside and indoors). Snacks and water will be provided. All are invited to participate.

Save the Date

March 20, 2017 | Thanks-Giving Square

New ways to support
The Thanks-Giving Foundation

Want to support The Thanks-Giving Foundation and our community outreach programs during 2017? Our website now highlights several ways for you to get involved.
Join our new Circle of Giving and support us throughout the year with a recurring donation.  Recurring gifts help The Thanks-Giving Foundation plan for future needs, including the operation of Thanks-Giving Square and community programming hosted by Faith Forward Dallas and the Interfaith Council.

Additional ways to donate and volunteer are now listed on our website. We are grateful for continued support from the community; we are proud to now showcase a donor wall. 

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