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It is open to anyone who wants to share a meal and fellowship.
Member Bob Hinson brought this idea for a mission from his large church in Florida, Patsy Wilkes Moore explained.
“Booneville UMC is a small membership church with a big heart,” she said. “The members work together to make this happen. The Thanksgiving menu will include cooked turkey and dressing, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, cranberries, and dessert.
“We are excited to be part of this mission and encourage others to come and share the meal, fellowship and prayer,” said Mrs. Wilkes Moore, noting that the Rev. David Arrington is pastor of Booneville, Harms and Mulberry Methodist churches.
“This year we have more to be thankful for because of the new building project. There is an added Sunday school room and the fellowship hall is twice as large as last year,” she said. “Bill Martin was the person in charge of the new building project. This addition was paid by donations from the membership and memorials.”
Booneville United Methodist is open to folks looking for a church home or for those who wish to come and worship and visit. The worship service begins every Sunday at 10 a.m., “but sometimes we are having so much fun talking and visiting at the gathering, we begin a little later,” said Mrs. Wilkes Moore explained.
Ed Crabtree is the song leader and Patsy Wilkes Moore is the pianist. Kathy and Bob Hinson are Sunday school teachers.
“This Thanksgiving will be a special time to be together, but we need to know how many to expect, so we will have food ready for all.”
Those who wish to attend should contact any member of the church no later than Thursday, Nov. 15. Volunteers are welcome to come and help cook, serve or deliver meals. If you want to be involved or if a shut-in needs a meal, please contact Wilkes Moore at (931) 308-3190.