Thursday, November 10, 2016

Some Things Stay the Same . . . Almost

For more than two decades, the First Presbyterian Church has been the place where folks who, for whatever reason, don't have Norman Rockwellesque plans for the holiday can go to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. With the holiday just two weeks away, and the church closed because of structural problems with the roof, it was unclear if there would be such a Thanksgiving dinner this year. 

On Tuesday, Reverend Kathryn Beilke, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, announced that the church's annual Thanksgiving dinner would take place at Christ Church Episcopal, from noon to 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. In making the announcement, Beilke said:
We are deeply grateful to Christ Church for its hospitality, making it possible for this cherished tradition to continue while we work to re-stabilize our roof. For over twenty-five years, the First Presbyterian Church of Hudson has offered this free Thanksgiving dinner to the whole community. The dinner is available for anyone that is looking to connect deeper with their neighbors, who is without a place to eat, or cannot afford to have a Thanksgiving at their home. Every year this delicious feast brings together the diverse communities in our beloved city--from volunteers to guests, to recent Hudson transplants, to tourists and locals alike. We also deliver around 100 meals to the homebound.
We rely greatly on the support of our friends in Hudson to help feed the 200+ guests and homebound who receive and rely upon this ministry.
Anyone wishing to help prepare and serve the Thanksgiving meal can volunter by calling 518 267-9322 or sending an email to Reverend Beilke. You can also help by making a donation at GoFundMe.

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