ST. GEORGE — The St. George Interfaith Council held its “Change of Command” dinner on Jan. 17, at the home of Tim and Deanna Martin. Attending were 24 council members representing 13 different churches/faith communities.
The dinner is held once every three years as council leadership changes.
The St. George Interfaith Council was formed in 2010. Members meet on the third Friday of each month. The one-hour meetings are hosted at different church or business locations by invitation of council members and representatives.
The vision of the St. George Interfaith Council is to increase cooperation and understanding across the faith community while respecting the integrity of each person’s beliefs.
To accomplish this vision, the leaders of the faith community in the St. George area meet regularly, provide an example of unity for the entire community and offer a positive influence via acts of service and moments of worship, both together and in their individual congregations.
Events attended and/or supported by the council include Prayer Over the City (Jan. 1), National Day of Prayer Breakfast (first Thursday in May), Ecumenical Way of the Cross (Good Friday) and Annual Crop Walk. Opening prayers are offered by council members at the St. George City Council and Washington County Commission meetings.
The St. George Interfaith Choir also is represented by many different faith communities, including Saint George Catholic Church.
During the recent dinner meeting, parishioner Carole Drake was installed as vice president of the St. George Interfaith Council commencing her three-year term of office.