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Two Mayfield, Ky. Churches Join Together for a Special Valentine’s Meal

Posted February 22, 2023

Submitted by Rev. Mark Stephens, pastor at Christ United Methodist Church of Mayfield, Ky.


The men of Mayfield First United Methodist Church and Christ United Methodist Church, both located in Mayfield, Ky., gave an early Valentines present to the women of both congregations on Friday, February 10 when they hosted and served a meal to them in Christ UMC’s Family Life Center.

Ladies were escorted from their vehicles, given a red carnation, and walked into the room on a red carpet. Chef Eric Walker served pre-dinner candies, salads, spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, and New York Cheesecake. The evening’s live entertainment was love songs played by pianist Eddie Smith, Pastor of Fountain Avenue UMC in Paducah. Coordinator of the evening was Vanessa Lawson, member at Mayfield First.

The evening was organized not only for the ladies, but as an opportunity for both congregations to work together in the life of the churches. The congregation of Mayfield First UMC is sharing the worship and administrative space of Christ UMC since the December 10, 2021 tornado that struck Mayfield. The pastor of Mayfield First UMC is Rev. Joey Reed and the pastor at Christ UMC is Mark Stephens.

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