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2012 Thanksgiving Church Services in Raleigh and Durham

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Taking the time to attend a Thanksgiving church service in Raleigh or Durham gives people the opportunity to reflect on all the good that abounds in life. Within the Triangle, many churches hold services that are open to community members. Some host these services on their own, while others hold joint services to celebrate and give thanks.

1. Christian Science Thanksgiving Services

Anyone is welcome to attend the Thanksgiving Day services at the four Christian Science churches in the Triangle. Services feature a reading of the Presidential Proclamation for Thanksgiving Day and readings from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy that focus on gratitude and its importance. Attendees are then welcome to share expressions of gratitude.

First Church of Christ, Scientist, 1400 Hillsborough St., Raleigh.
Thanksgiving Day Service: Thursday, Nov. 22 at 10:30 a.m.

Second Church of Christ, Scientist, 5312 Falls of the Neuse, Raleigh.
Thanksgiving Day Service: Thursday, Nov. 22 at 10:30 a.m.

First Church of Christ, Scientist, 1330 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill.
Thanksgiving Day Service: Thursday, Nov. 22 at 10:30 a.m.

First Church of Christ, Scientist, 1800 N. Roxboro St., Durham.
Thanksgiving Day Service: Thursday, Nov. 22 at 11 a.m.

2. Oberlin Road Churches Community Thanksgiving Service

The Oberlin Road Churches Community Thanksgiving Service takes place this year at St. John’s Baptist Church. A nursery will offer childcare services. Following the service, fellowship and refreshments will be offered.

St. John’s Baptist Church, 1615 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
Thanksgiving service held Sunday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m.

3. Thanksgiving Worship Service

Aldersgate United Methodist Church will hold a Thanksgiving worship service for all ages. The community is welcome to attend and childcare will be provided.

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1320 Umstead Road, Durham.
Thanksgiving worship service held Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.

4. Southern Wake Faith Community in Action Community Thanksgiving Service

Southern Wake Faith Community in Action’s annual Community Thanksgiving Service continues a long-standing tradition, featuring worship and praise. Pastors from various churches in the community will combine different faith traditions in the conducting of the service. Performances from area choirs will also be heard. All proceeds from the service will benefit Southern Wake Faith Community in Action, which delivers emergency financial assistance to families in the community.

Bazzel Creek Baptist Church, 1228 Wilbon Road, Fuquay-Varina.
Thanksgiving service held Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.

5. West Raleigh Community Thanksgiving Service

Each year, Fairmont United Methodist Church, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, West Raleigh Presbyterian Church, Pullen Baptist Church and Community United Church of Christ join together to conduct the West Raleigh Community Thanksgiving Service. The service features joint choir performances. The 2012 service takes place at West Raleigh Presbyterian Church.

West Raleigh Presbyterian Church, 29 Horn St., Raleigh.
Thanksgiving service held on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

6. Cary First Christian Church Thanksgiving Program

Cary First Christian Church has an annual Thanksgiving program that features a speaker and music. All in the community are invited to attend.

Cary First Christian Church, 1109 Evans Road, Cary.
Thanksgiving program takes place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14.

7. Holiday Service of Hope and Remembrance

Churches in the Capitol Square area of Raleigh will host a Holiday Service of Hope and Remembrance. The service will include prayers, readings from the Bible and comforting music. Time will also be set aside to recognize loved ones you wish to remember, by name. Church of the Good Shepherd will host the event in 2012.

Church of the Good Shepherd, 121 Hillsborough St., Raleigh.
Holiday service held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15

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