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#Season of giving (Week 4)

November 22, 2018

The Counseling Corner

By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th

“A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” – Prov. 11:25

The Salvation Army is a worldwide and charitable organization and an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible, its ministry is motivated by the love of God, and its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus the Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. The Salvation Army has been the organization spotlighted this month for its charitable work.

The conclusion of this series will highlight a generous gift given to the community at Christmas by the Salvation Army and that is the Christmas Family Feast. The 29th Annual Christmas Family Feast will be held on Christmas Day, December 25, 2018. This event is open to the public. The 29th Annual Christmas Family Fest will be held at the Wisconsin Center, 400 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. and the meal will be served from 11:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

The Salvation Army’s Christmas Family Feast is the largest ever hosted by the Salvation Army on Christmas Day in the U.S. There are nearly 1,400 volunteers that typically help serve more than 8,000 people at the Wisconsin Center. This year’s menu will consist of:

• Turkey
• Ham
• Yams
• Mashed Potatoes
• Green Beans
• Dessert
• Beverages

The Christmas Family Feast is sponsored in part by:
The Wisconsin Center District
• The Forest County Potawatomi Foundation
• The Brewers Community Foundation
• Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
• We Energies Foundation
• The Milwaukee Bucks
• Pick n’ Save
• Landmark Credit Union
• AT&T
• Molina Healthcare
• Hupy and Abraham
• SPX Transformer Solutions, Inc.
• The Milwaukee Country Transit System and
• The New Pitts Mortuary.

Other community partners include:
Cedar Crest Ice Cream
• Hunger Task Force
• Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
• Wisconsin Center District
• Culligan
• Levy Restaurants
• Milwaukee Community Journal
• Milwaukee County Transit System
• Milwaukee Courier
• WNOV 860 AM
• Spanish Journal
• The Milwaukee Times
• Feeding America of Eastern Wisconsin
• Jammin’ 98.3 FM
• Belfor Property Restoration and
• Sara Lee Bread.

If you have any questions regarding the Salvation Army’s Christmas Family Feast or if you would like to sign up online as a volunteer go to: https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/milwaukee/volunteer.

Charles Spurgeon wrote:

To get, we must give
To accumulate we must scatter
To make ourselves happy, we must make others happy.

God bless you and keep you this season of Thanksgiving.

Next Month: Year-In-Review

The writer does not assume responsibility in any way for readers’ efforts to apply, rely or utilize information or recommendations made in this article, as they may not be necessarily appropriate for every situation to which they may refer. This information is for educational purposes only. If you would like to contact Rev. Lester, write to her c/o P.O. Box 121, Brookfield, WI. 53008.