Tilapia Dinners return Feb. 24 for Lenten Season
The traditional Lenten fried or baked tilapia dinners, served in the White Sulphur Springs Community Center behind Emanuel United Methodist Church downtown, will begin on Feb. 24 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and each Friday through Mar. 31. The meal consists of tilapia, scalloped potatoes, cole slaw, hard rolls, and your choice of drinks and desserts.
“We held the price down as much as we could, considering inflation,” notes Andrew Wrzosek of Waitesville, grand knight of the Greenbrier Valley Council 8689 Knights of Columbus, the sponsoring organization.
Eat in or to-go dinners are available at $15 for adults, $8 for children 12 and under, and under 5 years old are free. “We are offering an extra piece of tilapia for an additional $5,” he added. “This is the first time we have offered eat in dinners since the Lenten season in 2020, offering take out only for past two years and we are pleased to offer these methods of service once again.”
Proceeds from the dinners go to the community, youth, church, and service projects of the Greenbrier Valley Council which consists of members from Pocahontas, Greenbrier, Monroe, and eastern Fayette counties.
The most recent major project was purchasing and distributing 96 new children’s winter coats in the four county area, in cooperation with the Family Resource Network of Pocahontas County; the Wellspring of Meadow River Country, Family Resource Network of Monroe County; Alderson Elementary School, Smoot Elementary School, White Sulphur Springs Elementary School, and gently used winter wear through Wellspring, Family Resource Network of Monroe County; Lewisburg/Fairlea Food Pantry; and the Donald Davis Memorial Toy Fund of Summers and western Greenbrier County.
For further information and directions to the dinners, telephone the office of the Catholic Churches of the Greenbrier Valley 304-536-1813 or Knights of Columbus 304-645-1373.
Free Community Dinner
There will be a free community dinner at the Ronceverte Presbyterian Church, 261 Locust Street in Ronceverte, on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. The menu consists of ham bean mac’ and cheese, with dine in and carry out options available. Call 304-647-4400 with any questions.
Women’s ministry to hold spring Bible study
The women’s ministry of the First Baptist Church of Fairlea invites ladies of all ages to join them in their spring Bible study. This is a seven-session study, meeting on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. starting Mar. 6.
Henning Church of God Ladies hold
The Ladies of the Henning Church of God met on Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the church fellowship hall for their regular monthly meeting. President Carole Spencer presided and Angie Scott led in prayer.
Dyan Hefner presented the devotion, “Tent of Faith in the Storm.” There was a dad that loved everything about camping and camping materials. He purchased a very large tent that had cast arm poles as large as someone’s arm, no zippered doors and no wind, rain or hail could get in. The large family went camping and a storm came up. Everyone ran into this tent so they would be safe and dry. We each go through storms of life. Some are emotional and some are physical. We need to run to a sturdy tent and celebrate God in our storms. In John 6:16-19 and Mark 6:48, there was a storm in the middle of a lake. The disciples were in a small boat trying to get to the other side of the lake. They thought all was lost and saw Jesus walking on the water. They thought he was a ghost. He came when the storm was still happening and got in the boat and the storm calmed and they made it to the other side. Sometimes life is just too hard or scary. One instance, we all go through is getting older and the majority of people don’t enjoy it. Jesus comes during the storm, remember he is peace and will take care of you during the storm. He will help you.
Jamie Harvey gave the treasurer’s report and Pauline Perkins read last month’s minutes.
For our project next month, the group will be collecting cleaning and household items for the Greenbrier Valley Children’s Home Society located in Rainelle. This shelter was established in 2016 and provides shelter for 14 children, age 7-18. The group will be serving the Maxwelton Ruritans on Feb. 23. The group decided to keep the same officers and there will be no election in March. The group also voted to make a donation to the Church of God in Lebanon to be used for earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria.
The next meeting will be on Mar. 14 and Dyan Hefner dismissed in prayer.
Attending were: Alice Coff, Angie Scott, Carole Spener, Christine Cullen, Cindy Fleshman, Donna Scott, Dyan Hefner, Jamie Harvey, Joan Vance, Marty Burns, Pauline Perkins, Patty Owens, Peggy Seldomridge, and Sue Hunt.