News From Terre Haute, Indiana

December 13, 2013

RELIGION BRIEFS: Dec. 14, 2103


---- — Sponsor an Angel Tree child

Covenant Cooperative Ministry urges community members to help support the hundreds of children in need who are still without sponsors in the Angel Tree program. They include children of all ages, from toddlers to teens.

Anyone can sponsor a child by taking a tag from an Angel Tree at one of the host retailers, which are T.J. Maxx, K-Mart, Sam’s Club, Pacesetter Sports, Rural King, Baesler’s Market and Old Navy. Financial contributions are also needed to help children whose tags may not be sponsored.

Donors are urged to help these children have a happy Christmas. For more information call 812-478-7700.

Church to host free Christmas dinner

The sixth annual Community Christmas Dinner, sponsored by First United Methodist Church of Marshall, Ill., will take place on Christmas Day in the fellowship hall of the church, located across from the post office. Everyone in the Marshall area is welcome to attend this free dinner to share food, fellowship and fun on this joyous day.

A traditional meal including turkey, stuffing and gravy, mashed potatoes, salads and pumpkin pie will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Transportation is available for those who need it.

To make a reservation call the church at 217-826-8041 from 8 a.m. until noon Monday through Friday; or register in person weekdays between 8 a.m. and noon, or 1 and 3 p.m. Include your name, the number of people attending and whether you need transportation. Reservations will be taken until Friday.