22 Nov 2013
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Annual Feed the Need Thanksgiving Nov. 28
If the outreach workers of Telisa Franklin Ministries have their way, every homeless person on the streets of Memphis and Shelby County will enjoy a nice, traditional meal this year on Thanksgiving Day. At the fifth annual Feed the Need last year, TFM fed 500 men, women, and children, nearly a third of the local homeless population.
In addition to the Thanksgiving meal, participants were also given blankets, coats, toiletries, shoes, health screenings, haircuts, and other personal services offered by local business owners. This year's event is slated for Thursday, Nov. 28 at the Hollywood Community Center, 1560 Hollywood Street.
Volunteers and others who would like to donate any items of clothing or food, should contact Telisa Franklin at 901-281-6337.
Free yard sale set at St. Paul Church
St. Paul Church will host its first free annual yard sale where every item is "absolutely free" as long as supplies last.
The event will be held Saturday (Nov. 23) in the parking lot of the church at 640 Vance Avenue. It is set for 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. (or as long as supplies last). The is to share much-needed items such as clothing, food, household goods, beds, and more with families in the Memphis and Shelby County area."
According to the church's yard sale organizers, "Together, we believe that we can end this downward spiral of poverty in this area. Help us by sharing from your abundance and your goodhearted spirit."
Items on the "greatly appreciated" list include donations of food, clothing, toys, tools, household and kitchen items, furniture, beds and mattresses, linens, towels, soap, shampoo, and baby supplies such as diapers and formula."
BRIEFLY: St. John Baptist Church, 640 Vance Avenue, will observe its 145th Church Anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 3 p.m. The keynote speaker is Dr. Fred C. Lofton, Pastor of New Shiloh Baptist Church. Call 901-525-1092 for transportation and more information.
BRIEFLY: New Allen African Methodist Episcopal Church will serve a Thanksgiving Day meal to the homeless & needy on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 28) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at the church at 1559 South Third St. The phone number is 901-775-0925. The pastor is the Rev. Agnes Henderson.
BRIEFLY: The Mid-South Peace and Justice Center will sponsor its annual meeting Saturday (Nov. 23) from noon to 3 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 1000 S. Cooper. All current members are invited to attend and participate. Others interested in joining are welcome as well. RSVP on the MSJPC website.
BRIEFLY: Grace United Methodist Church, 1619 E. Raines Road, will be the setting for "Magnify! A Soulful Celebration of the Season" on Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 901-396-5123.