Northampton Press

Friday, November 16, 2018

Local churches sponsor community Thanksgiving meal

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Several churches in Northampton Borough and the surrounding area are sponsoring a Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 22. They will welcome families, couples and individuals alike to a turkey dinner with all the trimmings, free of charge, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Howertown, 22 Atlas Road, Allen Township. The church hall at St. John’s will be open 2-4 p.m. for the dinner.

Everyone is invited to the free meal, according to the sponsors, Queenship of Mary Catholic Church, Grace United Church of Christ, Zion Lutheran Church, St. Paul’s United Church of Christ and St. John’s.

It is reportedly the first such ecumenical project for the festive holiday.

Giant Food Market and Northampton Banquet & Event Center are donating food for the dinner. Members of the churches will cook and serve the meal. The holiday dinners include turkey, potato filling, gravy, cranberry sauce, green beans, corn, rolls and assorted pies.

Transportation will be provided 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the Northampton Area Food Bank, 1601 Canal St.

In order to properly order and prepare for the event, a Nov. 11 deadline has been set for those expecting to attend. Call 610-261-2910 or 610-262-7186 to reserve your spot.

Further information can be obtained by calling 610-262-8666.