The Richmond Area Ministerial Association (RAMA) will conduct a community Thanksgiving service at noon Tuesday, and another will take place Wednesday evening in Kirksville.

The Richmond service is planned for the First Presbyterian Church, 330 West Main St., and its pastor, Dr. Curtis Christian, will speak. Other members of the clergy also will participate, and special music will be provided, said Dr. Betsy Goehrig, RAMA president.

An offering will be taken to help support RAMA’s transient ministry.

After the 30-minute service , the community is invited to stay and eat a lunch of sandwiches, chips, veggie trays, drinks, and desserts will be provided by several RAMA churches.

The service and meal are patterned after the RAMA-sponsored Holy Week services.

For more details, call Goehrig, senior minister of First Christian Church, at 623-4383.

Kirksville community service

Everyone is invited to community Thanksgiving service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Kirksville Community Center, the old Kirksville School, 664 Kirksville Road (KY 595).

The congregations of Kirksville churches will join together for a potluck meal of appetizers and desserts, according to Bill Golden. There will be “festive singing, and fellowship,” he said.

The Rev. Howard Miller, pastor of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Kirksville will speak.

For more details, contact Golden at 328-3030.

Thanksgiving Day dinners

No one in Richmond should go without a Thanksgiving Day meal, as one church and another organization will be serving or delivering turkey and dressing with all the trimmings for free.

Rosedale Baptist Church, 411 Westover Ave., will begin serving dinner at noon on Thursday, according to Scott Aldridge. In the past, the church has served almost 100 meals, he said.

For those who cannot get to the church, volunteers will deliver meals or provide rides to the church, Aldridge said. For a ride, meal reservation or to have a meal delivered, call 623-1771.

Volunteers for Home Meals Delivery will deliver about 300 meals throughout the county, according to Syble Miller.

The organization relies on volunteers to bring two insulated containers to the Baptist Campus Ministry Center, S. Second Street and Kit Carson   Drive, at 10:30 a.m., pick up meals and deliver them, she said. Volunteers should remember to bring two containers, she said, one for hot food and another for chilled food.

Volunteers can make their deliveries and be home for a Thanksgiving meal with their families, Miller said.

Those who would like to have a meal delivered may call the Richmond Fire Department, 624-4774, or the Berea Fire Department, 986-2989 by Wednesday, she said.

Bill Robinson can be reached at or at 624-6622.

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