The River of Life Church will once again be celebrating Christmas by opening their doors to anyone who would be alone or finding Christmas difficult. The Church, by Dumfries Railways Station, will be open for a short Christmas Day service, at 11am, then serving a turkey dinner, with all the trimmings, from 1pm.
Mark Smith, Pastor of the Church says, “Anyone and everyone is welcome on Christmas Day. It’s the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ – God’s son; our Saviour. We want to share the joy and reach out to those who don’t find Christmas nice, by inviting them to enjoy the day free from worry, in the warmth of others and with a lovely meal.
“We’re incredibly grateful to all those who give their time freely to serve others on this special day, not just at River of Life, but in other similar initiatives around our town. We’re also very thankful to the Lions Club and others who generously give to enable us to provide this day free of charge.
“There’s no need to book; just come along and enjoy the day, either at the 11am service or just for the meal at 1pm.
“Also, on Christmas Eve, our regular surplus food project, The Pantry, which provides free food daily to anyone who needs it, will be open for a bumper Christmas food give-away on the 24th from 7pm at the Church. Aldi, M&S, Tesco and Lidl will all be giving us stock they didn’t manage to sell before the holidays, so we can give it to anyone who needs it! We don’t want any of this great food to go to waste, so please come and make use of it
“Merry Christmas everyone!”