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Gethsemane church hosts community concert, food giveaway

Posted at 3:48 PM, Dec 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 09:37:24-05

The Gethsemane Church of God in Christ worked to spread the spirit of Christmas today.

The choir sang carols in the church parking lot, and church members gave away food to their neighbors at an event that originally was planned for Saturday but moved because of weather.

Church member Sonya Rhone said the event met a need in the community.

"People are saying they're really appreciative, because it is so hard right now," Rhone said. "So it makes us feel good that we're able to help people."

This has been a rough year for many, she said.

"Because of what we're going through with COVID, and people losing their jobs, this is just a blessing to be able to give something to help them help their children or their family," she said.

Being able to help brings joy, she said.

"Just to see the smiling faces, some familiar faces, some not, but people are just happy," she said about the event. "Even though 2020 has been a hard year for everyone, people coming through the line are super happy and we are, too."

Anyone who has a need can come by the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until noon, and again on the Tuesday after Christmas, she said.

"Come out and get what you need," she said. "We're here to help."