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Church will offer meals to the needy weekly

Free weekly dinners will be served to anyone in need, beginning Saturday at Boneville United Methodist Church, 2416 Boneville Road, between Thomson and Dearing.

Meals will be served from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. They will be provided and cooked by Carla Lampp.

"I've been doing it once a month, but I felt like I had the church available for more community services and needs," Mrs. Lampp said.

She said the food ministry has been approached by people who need the meals and have sought "more God in their life."

Mrs. Lampp said more people are in need of meals.

"Especially this time of year, there are so many people who are having struggles, and I wanted to be there," she said.

She said she works most of the day providing the services and does not worry about how she will sustain it.

"I believe that God will take care of that.

"Every single time I have the doors open, whenever words come out of my mouth, it heals me, too," she said.

"I believe that people need that. I know I've been through quite a few issues and struggles in my life, and I just wished there was some door that I could go to for help," she said.

"Everyone seems to love my chicken. I'm going to incorporate the rice, and I want the meals to be fulfilling."

She said different people attend every month.

"It all depends and we have all different ages and all walks of life. A gentleman who came in thought it was a sing, and he stayed for three hours, he just needed it," she recalled.

"He was glad for the meal and the company, and by the time he left he was helping us load up the vehicle."

She said she did not provide a meal on Christmas Day but did leave her phone number on the church door, just in case someone needed her.

Web posted on Thursday, January 06, 2011

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