Interfaith Thanksgiving service Wednesday at St. Mary's

Milford’s annual multi-faith community Thanksgiving Eve service will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 27, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary of the Saint Mary Roman Catholic Church, located at 70 Gulf Street.

The worship service is sponsored by the Milford Clergy Association.

The service will include a Thanksgiving Proclamation from Mayor Benjamin Blake.

A combined choir of singers from local congregations will offer special music, led by music ministers of local congregations. The service will include a children’s moment, and childcare for children under five years old will be available in the church’s nursery.

The service will be led by clergy from the Milford Clergy Association, including the Reverend Douglas Clark, Interim Senior Pastor of First United Church of Christ, Congregational who will give the sermon.

An offering will be collected to support the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program. The program helps provide financial assistance to needy households in an effort to make energy costs more affordable during the heating season.

Last year, local human service staff processed 679 applications for energy assistance, helping more than 1,497 individual family members. This year the need is even greater and the funds coming to Milford from the state and federal government have been drastically reduced, church officials said.

In addition to the monetary offering, a collection of non-perishable food items will be received for the food bank at the Beth-El Center.