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December 07, 2016
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Feeding the needs of our community

We are blessed in that free Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day dinners are available to everyone, with turkey and all the trimmings. Thanksgiving Together is a non-profit group working together with Grace Episcopal Church and St. John’s Lutheran Church to organize these meals, supported by the generosity of our local businesses and individuals through donations of their time, talents and treasures. Thanks to all of these efforts, we have been able to succeed in this event for many decades. The free meal is served at noon and all are welcome. In addition, throughout the year a hot meal and warm companionship can be found every Saturday, with lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 12 also at no charge, at either of these churches.

In current times, with many people not working and with natural and manmade disasters leaving people homeless or without the ability to provide for themselves, it’s time for each of us to put aside our own needs and look to what our neighbor needs. God didn’t put us together for us not to be together. God put us here to love one another as He loves us. My holiday wish for everyone is to love one another, care for one another and tend to the needs of others, whatever they may be.

[Laura Brownell is the administrator of the Thanksgiving Together Food Program, a non-profit organization serving hot meals not only at Thanksgiving, but also every Saturday throughout the year at Grace Episcopal Church and St. John’s Lutheran Church in Honesdale, PA.]