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Share food and fellowship at church Thanksgiving dinner

BERLIN—Berlin First Baptist Church will serve Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all the trimmings free of charge for those looking for fellowship and a warm meal on Thanksgiving Day.
“It’s a big undertaking, but we all love doing it,” said Sharon Parsons, officer manager at the church.
Last year, the church provided 480 meals, “and we’re expecting 500, 550 this year,” Parsons said. She already had 103 reservations made two weeks in advance.
Up to 40 volunteers start cooking the day before to create the traditional dinner with turkey and sides including dressing, gravy, green beans and yams, she said.
Diners can dine in, carry out or even call in advance to have the meal delivered if they are unable to get there.
“People come and go” during the dinner, but “good food, the fellowship, just knowing it’s being done in Christ’s love” keep them coming back year after year, she said.
Thanksgiving dinner will take place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28 at the church at 613 Williams Street in Berlin.
Diners should call 410-641-4306 in advance to reserve their seats or carryout meals at Berlin First Baptist Church.
Volunteers should call the church in advance if they would like to help serve the meal.