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Texas church has served Thanksgiving meals to community for 21 years


On Thanksgiving, Churches of Christ across the U.S. shared meals with their communities.
The Daily Light in Waxahachie, Texas, reports on one such church:

Since 2005, Dianna Martin has been making the gravy for the Thanksgiving meal served by the Brown Street Church of Christ. (Photo by Mike Sackett, via www.waxahachietx.com)

On a cold and wet Thanksgiving Day in November 1992, Walter Buchanan, then the (minister) of the College Street Church of Christ, got in the church van to drive around town picking up people to take to the church for a warm meal. That was the beginning of a Waxahachie tradition.
In the past 21 years, the church has grown, moved to a new location at 2471 Brown St. and is now known as the Church of Christ on Brown Street.

Since its humble beginnings, the Thanksgiving tradition has grown from a small handful to several hundred sharing a meal and warm fellowship.

“When we first started, I think people didn’t want to come because they thought they were going to be preached to. We just wanted to give anybody that needed a warm meal a traditional Thanksgiving dinner,” said Buchanan.

Buchanan has now gone back to the streets of Waxahachie, this time delivering meals to the people who cannot get to the church.

(Buchanan is now the church’s seniors minister and radio evangelist.)
Read the full story.
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  • Feedback
    This is a good work and more of Gods people could do more if only they would. Many will answer some day for not caring.
    David Bruce C ofC P O Box 1293 Tupelo,Ms 38802
    November, 30 2012

    Thanks for the inspiration and motivation to do what God has us to do. Many of us think that we are infortunate and are not in any situation to help others, and as a result, we sit and let many opportunities of serving others pass us buy. We tend to get stuck on the idea that when we do something, it must be something big. God asked me to do what I can do and not what someone else is doing. This article has made me realize no matter what the situation may be, as a child of God, I am equipped to serve others even when I think I’m not.
    Tia
    November, 30 2012

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