BRANCH — The Fellowship Community Pasta Dinner at Evergreen Covenant Church for December 2018, which falls on the day after Christmas, is canceled due to the holidays.

“We want everyone, including our volunteers, to have the opportunity to spend time with friends and family during the holidays,” said Melissa McLeod, of Evergreen Covenant Church. “This year, our volunteers at the pasta dinners met some new people from the community, shared time and conversations, as well as prepared dinner, served others and helped with cleanup.

“The Missions’ Committee can only do this with the help of our volunteers, individuals from our congregation and the many wonderful people who come from the community to share a meal with us. We are grateful for these occasions to meet new people and create lasting friendships.”

Every month, the church hosts a fellowship pasta dinner to gather with friends and neighbors and reach out to the community. Meals each month cost $2 per person and children get a free meal.

The money from the dinners helps local families and individuals in need.