Participants encouraged to donate canned goods for Community Food Pantry

    Christians in the Smyrna-Clayton area will gather for an ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve service at St. Polycarp Church in Smyrna on Wednesday, November 26 at 7 p.m.
    Sponsored by the Smyrna-Clayton Ministerium, this annual event offers people of diverse Christian traditions an opportunity to celebrate “one Lord, one faith, and one baptism” and to express solidarity with the poor.
    A medley of instrumentals and hymns will precede the one-hour service. Clergy from area Christian churches are invited to bring their congregations. Worshippers will sing psalms and hymns, hear a proclamation from Sacred Scripture, offer prayers of petition, and hear a sermon by the Rev. Earl Fowlkes, Pastor of Christ Care Unit Missionary Baptist Church in Clayton.
    Participants are invited to bring non-perishable food items for the community pantry housed at Asbury Church or to donate money for the Ministerium’s aid to needy people.
    Following the service, the Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality at St. Polycarp will host light refreshments in Mother Drexel Hall, adjoining the church.
    St. Polycarp Church is located on South Street at Ransom Lane, near Smyrna Elementary School.
    For more information, call the church office at (302) 653-8279.