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Area religious and civic leaders take part in an interfaith service of Soul, Solidarity and Support on 9/11.

On the evening of Sunday, September 11, First United Methodist Church Plano, in conjunction with leaders of area mosques, synagogues, churches, as well as civic leaders inPlano, Richardson, Allen, Murphy, Wylie, and Sachse, will host an interfaith service entitled, “Together We Stand” between 6-7:30 p.m. Between musical offerings and slide images, members of these religious and civic organizations will give short positive testimonies in memory of our first responders on 9/11.  We will also honor our current first responders as we reach across the fears and divisions of race, religion and justice in our communities. The goal of the evening is to inspire attendees with testimony and song of common cause and solidarity and then move to a reception in the church's large rotunda gathering area where attendees can meet and discuss possible next steps. We hope this event will promote and engender continuing work between these groups in our community.

“I can think of few things more important in this age than to build bridges across our differences. My hope is that this service honoring our first responders and involving people of varied culture, race and faith will build one more bridge.” - Matt Gaston, Lead Pastor of FirstChurch Plano

A love offering will be taken with proceeds going to the North Texas Food Bank to fight childhood hunger in Collin County.

First United Methodist Church Plano has been serving the area of Plano, Texas since 1847. More than the “big church on the corner,” we are a community of believers as diverse as Plano, Richardson, Allen, Murphy, Wylie, Parker and Sachse that seeks to find common ground for good in our region.