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Hey, our monthly Spaghetti Dinner got a great write up in Carroll County Times on January 16th:

https://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/neighborhoods/cc-nh-central-carroll-011619-story.html

“Many people say this is the best spaghetti dinner in town,” said Vera Douglass, one of the meal’s organizers. “I hear that a lot.”

This spaghetti dinner has a good following, one that the pastor said increases every month. Those who attend can go away knowing that the cost of their meal helped sustain a number of community outreach projects. The Rev. Dr. Marty Kuchma spoke about a few of the programs his church supports.

“Just last night, we served the dinner at the cold weather shelter,” he said. “We do that every month. We also have a noon to 1 p.m. meal, every Thursday at the church for anyone who wants to come and eat for free. We’ve done that for over 25 years.

“We serve a monthly meal at the woman’s shelter, do the meal at the Westminster Rescue mission once a month, and we support Shepherds Staff in any way we can. We support individual homeless people in transition, and homeless families too. And there is so much more. Whatever opportunity we see, we try to seize upon it and to be helpful.”

The church’s all-you-can-eat Spaghetti Dinner is served on the third Thursday of every month except November and December, and includes salad, pasta, sauces (meat or marinara), garlic bread, dessert, and beverages. Carry-out meals are available, too.

“We even accommodate those who are looking for a gluten-free meal,” said church member George Brown. “It is very popular. We have a big dessert table with all kinds of desserts. We have cakes and pies and cookies and cupcakes. It is a very well set up spaghetti dinner, and it is very, very good.”

Douglass spoke of the reasons to come together at a meal like this.

It’s a great fellowship time,” she said. “People can come together without having to worry about cooking or desserts. And we do have a full spread of desserts!”

Kuchma agreed.

“It feels warm and community-like,” he said of the dinner. “It’s a delightful time to be together, like a sanctuary from the craziness of the world.”

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