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First United Methodist Church

The First United Methodist Church in Cooper will open the doors to the Fellowship Hall for a free Thanksgiving Day lunch provided by many community volunteers.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

This Thanksgiving will mark 25 years that the First United Methodist Church and other community members have provided a lunch for people in Delta County and surrounding areas. 

The event began when a few church members decided that people that lived alone and those with limited resources needed to have the opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving with a hot meal and good fellowship.  Since that time 25 years ago, the meal has opened its doors to anyone who would like to come.

First United Methodist Church, Commerce

First United Methodist Church of Commerce senior pastor Valarie Englert says a sermon from the Old Testmament on the "refiner's fire" helped her learn to focus on the essence of Christmas.  She recommends a book called "Unplug the Christmas Machine."

Mark Haslett / KETR

Over one hundred teenagers have descended on Commerce - and they're busy working.

Morris Partain

COOPER - Volunteers at the First United Methodist Church in Cooper have been counting their blessings for the success they have had serving a free Thanksgiving meal to those in need every year for past 20 years.

Episcopal Church gets new home following closure

Mar 11, 2011
First United Methodist Church

COMMERCE  – The generosity of a Commerce church will allow local Episcopalians to continue to worship in town after their own church is shut down.

The lack of a full-time priest and few members was too much for the Episcopal Church of Epiphany to handle, leading to its deconsecration in January.

To the rescue was the First United Methodist Church of Commerce who, beginning Sunday, will begin a new Anglican service.