Christmas Dinner at Our Church
Our church's invitation was to anyone who didn't have a place to go for Christmas dinner, we also offered to take dinners to those who couldn't come out and pick up anyone. The invitation appeared in the morning newspaper Christmas day and we had a big sign out of the highway.
Eight people called for dinners to be brought to them, one family asked for a ride. Others came, not in big rushes but in small groups. We also fed all those who came to help--and we had lots of helpers.
One thing that was very noticeable, those who came who were not members of our church really looked as though they needed a meal and they truly seemed to enjoy it.
I think they all had a great time.
But those who helped probably enjoyed it the most. We took turns at the food table dishing up the turkey, ham, mashed and sweet potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, dressing and rolls. And we had quite an array of homemade desserts, plus coffee, punch and hot cider.
My daughter-in-law helped at the food table and she said she had a wonderful time. One of my grown grandkids also did a turn--and he too seemed to really enjoy the job.
Usually we have Christmas dinner at my house, but this year I told them if they wanted to eat with me and grandpa, they had to do it at the church. They all came and worked. My granddaughter put name tags on people so we could call them by name when we sat and visited with folks.
It was a great way to spend Christmas--and we had more than enough food.