The normal time for the HARVEST DINNER is fast approaching But this is 2020, right?!
Since its inauguration this dinner has been a “COMMUNITY EVENT” put on by our COMMUNITY CHURCH and this year 2020 will NOT be an exception.
We will not be able to gather as normal, work endless hours, eat too much, gab a lot, laugh and smile at friends, neighbors and total strangers – however – the committee and the church council are determined to continue this long time occasion and have a very different but meaningful “COMMUNITY EVENT!”
How, you ask? Let us tell you the way our fellow Christians! We will work with the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, the Boys and Girls Club and our Pastor’s in-need list to find at least 25 in-need families we can provide a “Harvest Dinner” to, using a totally different approach.
Each family will receive a Beartooth IGA gift card having a $35.00 value. The family may purchase only food and food preparation items – no alcohol or tobacco – with this card. The recipients will be informed this is in-lieu of a family Harvest Dinner ticket from the Red Lodge Community Church.
Now how are we funding this? It will be funded by donations from you, our members and friends of Red Lodge Community Church. Remember how many times you were working hard in the hot kitchen or scampering around serving coffee, lemonade or pie and saying – “hey, let’s just write a check and stop all this work.” Well now is that check writing time! Your donation need not be the full $35.00. Any amount will be used for purchase of the gift cards. If we exceed our goal the committee may use the excess funds for additional cards or split the overage among the Food Bank, the Boys and Girl Club and the community fund at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation. Please mail your check to P.O. Box 786, Red Lodge, Montana 59068 by or before November 8, or go to the Giving page here on our website and give online! Just choose “Harvest Dinner” for your fund, or give by text to “harvest” after you’ve set up your online text giving process.
Let your LOVE in Action turn into Harvest Blessings!