POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Thanksgiving is a time to come together and give thanks for our blessings.
The Portneuf Valley Interfaith Fellowship (PVIF) hosted an interfaith Thanksgiving sermon on Sunday evening.
“It is just like a bouquet of flowers, having different flowers of different colors. So just like that, we people live here, and everybody gives their own wonderful smell,” said Mohammad Safdar, a member of the Islamic Society of Southeast Idaho.
Sandra and members of other faiths in the community joined each other at the interfaith Thanksgiving sermon at the 7th Day Adventist Church in Pocatello.
“We just wanted to remember all the blessings and thankfulness that we have, and also honor the first responders that help us out in our community,” said Marvin Humbert, of the 7th Day Adventist Church.
This year, the PVIF chose to give thanks to the Pocatello Police Department with a special sermon, video and address by Chief Roger Schei.
“We are truly humbled to be recognized by our community. We have a great community and it’s a blessing,” Schei said.
Schei said he believes events like this bring us together.
“The hope is that we have a better understanding of each other and better knowledge of each other, knowing where we come from… that we’re all kind of on the same page,” Schei said.
The money donated at the sermon will go towards the PPD's Secret Santa program and the PVIF.