The Christmas Dinner is truly a miracle on 16th St in many ways. The dinner is a community effort for the community. As in Jesus name… all are welcome to share in the banquet. There is no cost… it is provided for you to participate and enjoy. The dinner originated as Rhoda Pethoud’s passion, who attended St. Joseph Catholic Church, she continues to watch over the dinner from her heavenly home. The Christmas dinner moved from the Catholic Church to join the growing Christmas Dinner at First Baptist Church. Alan Riensche, a First Baptist member, received his Exmark bonus and felt led to share it by providing an opportunity for people to enjoy eating and fellowshipping on Christmas Day.
The Christmas Dinner has a number of moving parts and contributions. The Catholic ladies continue to bring wonderful desserts. Teens from Holy Cross prepare green bean casserole. Area businesses contribute $$. Exmark provides turkeys… the Dentons prepare- roast and carve the turkeys. Volunteers from across our community churches set up tables, wrap serve ware, order supplies, chop veggies, bake/peel/cut up sweet potatoes, prepare amazing dressing/whipped potatoes/gravy/scalloped corn/salads, serve, wait tables, deliver dinners to shut ins, wash dishes, vacuum, and clean up.
You are welcome to eat and share this special time with us. Christmas Dinner is served from 3-5 p.m. at First Baptist Church at 16th and Hoyt St. If you’d like more information about reservations or coming to the Christmas Dinner- please call Pastor Nolan at 402-547-8340. If you’d like to volunteer- please contact me at 402-239-6650. May the Blessings of Jesus Christ be with you and throughout 2020.