You would not be alone if you took Algoma’s St. Paul Lutheran Church on their offer for a free turkey dinner on Thanksgiving. The congregation has almost matched the number of the meals it served in pre-orders this year after nearly doubling what it did in the event’s first year in 2019. What was originally designed as a sit-down meal at the church has turned volunteers into a delivery service, serving dozens of meals to those who may not otherwise be able to afford a meal or do not want to go through the hassle of cooking for themselves. St. Paul’s Pastor Joel McKenney says it is rewarding to see its church community work together to serve each other.
Everyone is invited for the free meal, though advanced registration is appreciated by either calling the church or signing up online. The meal will be served between 10:30 a.m. to noon.