Service draws more than 200 people,
collects over $1,300 for crash victim families
The first annual Community Thanksgiving Eve Service and Pie Fest, a cooperative effort by five Elizabeth-area churches, surpassed all expectations when well over 200 people showed up.
Creekside Community Church hosted the event and had to scramble to set up folding chairs, as more and more people poured through the doors, carrying homemade pies for the pie fest that followed the worship service.
The other participating churches were Elizabeth Presbyterian Church, Elizabeth United Methodists, Living Water Christian church, and Peace In Christ Lutheran/Episcopal Church.
The service featured an all-church choir and testimonies of gratefulness by all five of the pastors. In addition, an offering was collected to benefit the three families whose teenagers were killed or seriously injured in the recent automobile accident at County Roads 21 and 154. Over $1,300 was collected and will be distributed evenly among the families.
Following the service, participants gathered for fellowship and to share from about 40 homemade pies of all different varieties that filled the tables in the lobby. The five pastors agreed that this should definitely become an annual event.