Booneville United Methodist Church folks are preparing for the annual Thanksgiving Day Meal on Nov. 23.
Sara Weber, pastor at Booneville UMC, as well as pastor to Mulberry and Harms Methodist, has requested prayer over this mission project.
Booneville UMC is a small membership church in Lincoln County.
“A church member came up with this mission project, and we have carried this out for several years,” said Patsy Wilkes Moore, a member of the church.
Last year, Booneville UMC served over 200 people with food carried to a trailer park in Shelbyville, Moore County Jail and many others eating in the Fellowship Hall.
You might ask, how can a small membership church feed so many people?
“It happens because Booneville United Methodist Church works together and has a strong faith in God,” said Moore. “Several members are already baking pies and cakes and baking cornbread for the dressing. One member provides the drinks, several members make sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce is brought, and yes, the turkeys are baked too – folks working together for a good cause.”
The menu is the same: turkey and dressing, green beans, sweet potatoes, rolls and cranberry sauce with pumpkin pie. The meal is free. Lunch will be served around 12 p.m.
“You might ask, how does this affect me? Do you or your family have plans for Thanksgiving Day? Do you wish to cook? Do you know someone who will not have a meal?
“Well, make your plans to attend Booneville United Methodist Church for Thanksgiving Day. This is your invitation,” Moore said.
“Booneville UMC wants to make it happen, but we need to know one week prior to Thanksgiving how many are attending. Our church needs workers, cooks, people to pack lunches and people to carry lunches to others.”
Last year many teenagers from Tullahoma came to help, she said.
“If you would be willing to help, bring food, or come and eat, we need to know the number before Nov. 16,” she said. “Booneville United Methodist Church does this because it is the right thing to do. We need this for a mission.”
Psalms 136:1 reads, “O give thanks unto the Lord for his good, for his mercy endureth forever.”
For more information, call Patsy Wilkes Moore at 931-308-3190 or Bill Martin or any member of Booneville United Methodist Church.
There will be special singing before the meal. Ed, Charles and Preston Crabtree will sing several songs of praise, and there will be others to sing. The singing will begin around 11 a.m., and the prayer and meal will be served at 12 p.m. There will be a special activity for the children to tell about God’s love.