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Community Thanksgiving service is Nov. 21

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By The Staff

The Taylor County Food Pantry, operated by the Taylor County Ministerial Association, has served 6,510 people this year, according to Dr. Ted Beam, ministerial association treasurer.

"Our annual Thanksgiving service offering will again assist in providing help in the last month of this year and into the next," Beam said.

The annual community-wide Thanksgiving service will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at Campbellsville First Church of God, located at 100 Hillcrest Drive.

Everyone in the community is invited, according to host Pastor Mark West.

"This is an opportunity for us to gather as a community, regardless of denomination or faith practices, and reflect upon reasons to be grateful for all we have, as well as to provide for those who are hungry and in need," West said.

Three local clergy, the Rev. Jim Bromwich, pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church; the Rev. Delmetria Cayson-Combs, pastor of Fannie Chapel CME Church; and the Rev. Jim Murphy, pastor of Bethel First Presbyterian Church, will offer brief theological reflections on thanksgiving and gratitude as part of the service.

The Food Pantry, located at 100 Stockyard St., has served the community for many years.

"Our expenses average about $4,500 per month, for food purchases and operating expense," Beam said. "Monthly income averages about $4,200, so we need to make sure the community understands the importance of the Thanksgiving service offering."

The Food Pantry is part of the Green River Ministry Center coalition of faith-based and secular outreach organizations in Taylor County. Contributions are tax deductible.