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Jonesborough Area Senior Center, 1521 Persimmon Ridge, Jonesborough
Cross of Grace Lutheran will host its 2nd Community Dinner, free to all who attend, on Sunday, August 25, 2013 from 4:30 until 6:30 pm at the Jonesborough Area Senior Center. The first dinner was held on April 28, 2013. Additional support for this meal will be provided by community citizens and congregations involved with the Jonesborough Area Ministerial Association (JAMA). The members of Cross of Grace will prepare and serve the dinner of pork barbeque, slaw, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, along with cake. Jessica Siple, a pianist with First Baptist Church, Jonesborough, will provide music throughout the event. To promote this event, Cross of Grace Lutheran has distributed posters around the greater Jonesborough area and distributed fliers to many of the churches, several schools, and selected non-profit organizations. “We continue to have two objectives for this second community dinner.” said, Pastor Ed Wolff, representing the community of faith at Cross of Grace Lutheran. “We want to provide food for those who are in need, especially on the weekend and at the end of the month. Furthermore a dinner for all the people will provide an opportunity to develop a stronger community for the residents of the Jonesborough area.” Pastor Wolff cited the success of the first dinner when ninety people came, along with those from Cross of Grace, to share in a meal. As God’s children, we all need to come together, not only without regard for economic status, but also without regard for how we worship, ethnic background, or racial identification. We continue to need to share our stories with one another, listen to one another, and to break down the barriers that exist among us, no matter how minor that reduction is. Pastor Wolff also said, “Our goal is that this community dinner will become successful enough that the broader community will sponsor and host dinners, rather than just Cross of Grace Lutheran. For further information, call Ed Wolff at 423-833-8932.