COLUMBIA — St. Francis House, Community United Methodist Church, the St. Luke United Methodist Church and the Salvation Army Harbor House Shelter will provide a Christmas meal Sunday for community members in need.
St. Francis House, 901 Range Line St., will hold its annual Christmas dinner at 5 p.m. The workers and volunteers will serve a traditional Christmas meal with ham, turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetables and pies. Steve Jacobs, a worker at the St. Francis House, said about 30 people are expected. St. Francis House has held a Christmas dinner since the 1980s.
Community United Methodist Church in conjunction with St. Luke United Methodist Church will hold its sixth Christmas lunch from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at St. Luke's, 204 E. Ash St. The churches will serve a traditional Christmas meal. The tradition started six years ago when Jim Williams and Kate Thompson wanted to offer a meal for homeless people and “for people who can’t get a good Christmas meal at home,” Williams said. They expect about 100 people.
The Salvation Army Harbor House shelter will hold a Christmas dinner for its residents. The shelter is at its full capacity right know, Director of Development Cynthia Chapman said in an email. However, lunch on Christmas and every day is open to anyone in need from noon to 1 p.m., 602 N. Ann St.