On Nov. 18, the Sunday afternoon before Thanksgiving, the annual Winthrop Interfaith Thanksgiving Service was held at Temple Tifereth Israel. In addition to partaking of the short service, the participants contributed food and cash donations for the Winthrop Food Pantry.
Leading the short service were representatives of the various religious institutions in Winthrop including: Rev. Charles Bourke, St. John the Evangelist Church, Roman Catholic; Craig Mael, Cantor, Temple Tifereth Israel, Jewish; Sr. Jane Iannaccone, SP, Pastoral Associate, St. John the Evangelist Church, Roman Catholic; Ron Vecchia, Guest Speaker, Winthrop Town Council, President; Sandra Pellegrino, President, Temple Tiferth Israel, Jewish; Pastor Sunjae Lee, First Church of Winthrop, United Methodist; Rev. Walter Connelly, Rector, St. John’s Parish, Episcopal; Stephen Lee, Music Director, St. John the Evangelist Church, Roman Catholic; Tina Talvi, Cantor, St. John the Evangelist Church, and Roman Catholic.
The event’s guest speaker was Winthrop Town Council President, Ron Vecchia who provided a summary of recent progress in the Town and a preview of new planned projects. Of particular interest was the information provided concerning the town’s ferry service and funds provided to Winthrop by the airport and the state.