What began 13 years ago as a tasting luncheon has blossomed into a Feast of Goodness featuring full servings of mouth-watering holiday dishes.
The United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church of Palestine first served tasting sized portions of recipes from their United Methodist Women cookbook in 1999.
Each year Feast of Goodness, held annually on November’s General Election day, has grown in the number of people who attend and the quantity of meals served. This year’s event is slated for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6 in the church fellowship hall.
Feast of Goodness is a time when the United Methodist Women offer the community both hospitality and homemade food. This year’s menu offers chicken and dressing, cranberry relish, broccoli salad, sweet potatoes, green beans, jalapeno corn, homemade rolls and a choice of two desserts.
Those who enjoy the Feast of Goodness meal inside the fellowship hall also will have the opportunity to enjoy music provided by the East Neches Street Banjos strummed by Burke and Gloria Murdock.
Take-out meals are available from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from the Children’s Building. Take-out meals may be picked up conveniently by entering the FUMC fellowship hall parking lot from West Gooch Street, stopping beside the Children’s Building for curb side take-out service, then exiting the main parking lot via West Reagan or South Sycamore streets.
Tickets are available from any member of the UMW or from the FUMC office, located at 422 S. Magnolia. All tickets are $8.
Even though this event is coordinated by the United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church of Palestine, the entire congregation is involved in the project. Men, women, young and old work to make this meal not only a feast, but an enjoyable event for the community and a profitable fundraiser.
All proceeds are used to support local missions. When you purchase a ticket you are helping support the following: Crisis Center, St. Stephens’ Ministry, Palestine Food Bank on Court Drive, FUMC Vacation Bible School, Hospice, Living Alternatives, FUMC youth programs, FUMC children programs, Sacred Heart Catholic Church Food Bank and Sanctuary House (Palestine).