A Christmas Lunch is offered to everyone on Tuesday December 24, Christmas Eve day, served starting at 11 am in the dining hall of Evening Chapel CME CHurch. The meal will be hosted by the pastors of two churches, Evening Chapel at 199 Putman Street, and by the New Beginnings Healing and Deliverance Ministry, newly located at 717 Jefferson Street. Back in 2017, Reverend Gailyn McCurdy was appointed to Evening Chapel by the Bishop of the region. Pastor Debra Sharper, a minister for over 40 years, first established her church in Cooper, Texas in 2009, and moved it to the Sulphur Springs address earlier this year. Recently, Pastor Sharper has completed studies to be certified as a Clinical Christian Counselor and Therapist as a part of her ministry.
Vender Wright, who is 2019 Ms. Hopkins County Senior, is a member of Evening Chapel CME and a longtime friend of Pastor Sharper. Vender also loves to cook! So she organized a plan to prepare the food and for both churches to sponsor the free meal at the Evening Chapel dining hall. Anyone who attends can meet both pastors, request prayer, and receive spiritual encouragement. The meal is a gift with a heartfelt wish for a blessed holiday in celebration of the birth of the Christ Child, the Reason for the season.
The menus is to be Chicken and Dressing, green beans, potato salad and rolls plus a variety of southern-style desserts! You may eat in or take out, and the meal is absolutely free to everyone until all the food is gone.