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First Christian Church prepares meals for households on Christmas

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KEOKUK (WGEM) – About 30 volunteers from the First Christian Church of Keokuk spent the previous month making ready for his or her Love Feast.

Love Feast is a approach for First Christian Church to supply meals for individuals on Christmas Day.

“Individuals love that they don’t have to arrange a meal. They arrive and choose it up right here on the church and take it dwelling, plus now we have a variety of volunteers who’re doing dwelling supply for individuals who can’t get out,” mentioned First Christian Church of Keokuk Senior Pastor David Turner.

That is the second 12 months the church is having Love Feast.

Final 12 months they have been capable of serve about 150 households and this 12 months they’re anticipating to serve extra.

“That is big, it’s not only one individual or a couple of individuals. Our church is excellent at donating meals or sources, so it’s not simply a few individuals doing this, we do that 7 days every week, 24 hours a day,” mentioned volunteer Shane McKoon.

The meal consisted of mash potatoes and gravy, a dinner roll, corn, pie and folks’s alternative of ham or turkey.

The church, by donations and tithes, purchased 60 turkeys and hams to have the ability to present a meal on this capability.

“There’s a variety of want in our neighborhood, lots of people who can’t afford possibly a full course meal, they don’t have the means for different issues in addition to a meal, so that is simply our alternative to share the love and share the sunshine of the Lord,” mentioned McKoon.

Turner mentioned they may do Love Feast once more subsequent Christmas and plan on having an analogous feast for the neighborhood on Easter as effectively.

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