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December 23, 2013

Two county churches to serve Christmas dinners


Two Lawrence County churches will offer free Christmas dinners Wednesday to anyone who needs one.
Clinton United Methodist Church at 1147 Old Route 18, Wampum, will serve dinner from 1 to 4 p.m. All are welcome, but those wishing to attend are asked to contact Helen Yurshia at (724) 843-4145 by Dec. 23 for more information.
Also Wednesday, Clen-Moore Presbyterian Church, 220 Clen-Moore Blvd., will serve Christmas dinner from noon to 2 p.m. There will be no deliveries, but transportation can be arranged if requested. Reservations are not necessary, but would be appreciated. Call (724) 654-6657.
Several New Castle churches this year “adopted” low-income housing communities under the Summer Food Service Program.
First Assembly Church of God sent volunteers every day during the summer to serve free, healthy meals to the children in the Neshannock Village Housing Authority community. Church member and program site supervisor Russell Wardman was so moved by the experience that he rallied support within the church to provide a free Thanksgiving meal to all residents at Neshannock Village. 
This is the second year that church volunteers have provided the free community meal, which served 110 people. 
“It’s a joyful and loving experience to host this celebration for the residents,” Wardman said. “They are so thankful to be blessed by the church’s generosity.”
Similarly, across town in the Westview Terrace housing community, more than 100 residents were provided with a Thanksgiving meal, courtesy of First Baptist Church. This relationship also began when church volunteers served free summer meals to the children in this community.
“We want the residents to see that they are cared for and they are loved,” said Jenny Bolinger, who manages the church’s outreach at Westview Terrace.
This philosophy has prompted church volunteers to stay connected to residents by providing community activities during the past several months. In October, residents enjoyed a Halloween party; in November, a free Thanksgiving meal was provided.

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