Highland Baptist to have 15th Savior's Dinner of Love

Members of Highland Baptist Church work to prepare the Thanksgiving meal at last year’s Savior’s Dinner of Love. this year’s meal will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and includes delivery within the city limit.

Highland Baptist Church is having its annual Savior’s Dinner of Love for Thanksgiving, available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.

Free delivery is available to locations within the city limit.

“This is our 15th year,” said Jason Scott, the pastor of the church at 318 Baker St. “It started several years ago at Peggy’s Café, and it moved to Highland Baptist Church in the fellowship hall. It was a bigger venue and a little easier to have it.”

Scott said the Savior’s Dinner of Love is a way to share a Thanksgiving meal with others.

“We put together what most would consider a traditional Thanksgiving dinner,” he said. “It’s completely free of charge to anybody that’s in need of it or would like to have it. We offer dine-in and pick-up.

“It’s an outreach ministry for those that may be struggling financially, the paycheck got cut short or are not able to physically cook the dinner for the family or the family may not be getting together or may not be able to go to the store — those type of situations.”

Church members prepare the food, which will include turkey and dressing with giblet gravy, corn, green beans, yams, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, roll pecan pie and pumpkin pie.

Those wanting the food to be delivered should call the church at 270-625-1453 or 270-625-4853.

“We would prefer that people call us if they want to pick up a meal,” Scott said. “That way, we know if we need to make extra or not. We are prepared for 300 people, and we’ve got extra if we need to make more.”