Church serving dinner on Christmas DayA free Christmas Day dinner will again be held at the Fellowship Hall of the Zion United Church of Christ in Medina. The event which has become a tradition in the Medina community is open to all area residents who would otherwise be alone for Christmas dinner.
A free Christmas Day dinner will again be held at the Fellowship Hall of the Zion United Church of Christ in Medina. The event which has become a tradition in the Medina community is open to all area residents who would otherwise be alone for Christmas dinner.
This year the family of Pastor Karl Limvere will be hosting the dinner which will be served at noon on Christmas Day. The tradition began 12 years ago as a thank you to the community from Roger and Cherry Moser, who were managing the Medina General Store at the time.
The dinner will include turkey and all the traditional trimmings, and will be served family style in the fellowship hall. People are invited to let Limvere know that they are coming by calling him at 486-3369; however, all are welcome whether or not they have phoned ahead.
The dinner is sponsored and staffed by members of the congregation.
“We want to continue this tradition as a way of saying thank you to the Medina community and to celebrate Christmas together with friends and neighbors,” Limvere said.
The Limveres’ four children and two grandchildren will be coming to Medina to help host the event. Their daughter, Leslie, is serving as this year’s Christmas dinner chef.
In addition to the Christmas Day dinner, the Zion United Church of Christ will be holding its traditional candlelight service at 7 p.m. Christmas Eve in its sanctuary. The church’s Sunday school will share the Christmas story and Christmas bags will be distributed to all children present that evening.
The church will also be having its regular worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday following Christmas.