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Christmas Day Dinner Planned At Sacred Heart – Brevard NC


As in years past, the spirit of Christmas grows as Dec. 25 and the Annual Community Christmas Diner at Sacred Heart Catholic Church approaches.

Begun 16 years ago, the church has hosted an annual Christmas dinner with the help of volunteers from its membership, members of the Brevard Jewish Community and members of the other churches of Koinonia, an ecumenical group of Christian churches.

These volunteers donate time, treasure, and equipment. Filled with the spirit of Christmas, they roast, bake, slice, mash, serve, bus tables and clean up.

The dinner will be served from noon until 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, which is located at 150 Brian Berg Lane across Asheville Highway from Blue Ridge Community College. There will be a sign at the street entrance.

What will be served? Visitors will receive a warm and friendly greeting at the door plus a non-caloric, extra large dose of fellowship.

The meal will be a traditional Christmas dinner for most people. There will be turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, green beans, dressing, rolls, cranberry sauce, and a wonderful array of desserts, all homemade. Some of the best desserts in town seem to show up at events in churches.

Who comes to this dinner? Those who are alone at Christmas, those with financial problems and those who just want to share in the spirit of the day. All are welcome and there is no charge for the dinner.

Those who cannot volunteer, but do wish to help defray costs of materials used to prepare, serve, clean up and decorate may write a check to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 150 Brian Berg Lane, Brevard, NC, 28712 with Annual Community Christmas Dinner on the memo line. Any leftover food will be delivered to the Bread of Life ministry.

This is an opportunity to share in the celebration, to be a part of the occasion. A dozen cookies, a pan of stuffing, whatever people choose to do will be a welcome gift to the community. Those who are donating but not cooking a turkey or ham, should bring it to the church on or before Monday, Dec. 15.

On Wednesday, Dec. 17, from 6-7 p.m., there will be a final Community of Churches Christmas Dinner organizational meeting at Sacred Heart Church Parish Life Center.

For further information, questions and volunteer sign up, contact Karla Marie Bertlshofer at (828) 674-6804.


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