Churches host free Thanksgiving meals

Owls Head Baptist Church and Waldoboro United Methodist Church are both holding free Thanksgiving dinners.

The Owls Head Baptist Church dinner is at the church on 37 South Shore Drive in Owls Head on Sunday, Nov. 21.

The church welcomes members of the community who would enjoy a home-cooked meal and fellowship with neighbors and friends. This is a ticketed event which is free to guests, but please, call the church office at 594-2363 for reservations to help with planning.

There are two seatings available for the meal, the first at 12 noon, and the second at 2 p.m. Please let church members know which time is preferred when calling for reservations.

The time for the morning worship service has been changed to accommodate the dinner – the worship service will begin at 10 a.m. and all are welcome.

The Waldoboro United Methodist Church, 93 Friendship St., is also hosting a free Thanksgiving meal on Saturday, Nov. 20 from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. The menu includes: turkey served with gravy, mashed potato, stuffing, rutabaga puff, green bean casserole, squash, whole berry cranberry sauce, rolls and butter, selection of pies. The dinner is sponsored by the Broad Bay United Church of Christ and Waldoboro United Methodist Church.

Living Christmas Tree Dec. 4-6

The Living Christmas Tree choir will present a new cantata by Joseph Martin, entitled “Winter’s Grace.” The Christmas story is told through familiar carols, interwoven with scripture, prayer and poetry.

The Living Christmas Tree is sponsored by the Thomaston Baptist Church and is comprised of community members from the Midcoast region, who come together to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas in song. The choir is under the direction of Rebecca Leonard; piano accompanist is Abby Bruno; keyboard accompanist is Tracie Payor; narrators are Anne Allen and Rachel Allen; sound manager is Frank Willis.

The concert will be at the Thomaston Baptist Church on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 5, at 4:00 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. An elevator service is available for those who are not able to climb the steps into the sanctuary. With advance notice, there can be an assured space for a limited number of wheelchairs. There will be assistance available, should anyone need help getting in and out of the church. The doors will open one hour before the concert begins.