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Breaking bread together for Christmas


The Christmas season is upon Bandera and many in our community are without family or have family many miles away. But being lonely is not an option for those who choose to have a delicious dinner with members at Ridin’ the River Cowboy Fellowship.
The Fellowship will provide a free turkey and ham dinner with all the trimmings to church attendees Sunday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve. Christmas fellowship will begin at 10:30 a.m. and dinner will be served from noon until 3 p.m. Please respond to Bob Bolin at 830-328-2700 for reservations.
For those who are disabled or shut-in and are unable to attend the Christmas Eve dinner at the church, a delivery service of the free meal will take place between noon and 3 p.m. on Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25. Please call 830-328-2700 before Dec. 15 to reserve Christmas Day meal delivery.
“The meal will be prepared by the Fellowship’s well-known “cook team” using traditional cooking methods as well as modern conveniences to create great cowboy food,” said Pastor Jeff Bishop. “Celebrate the birth of our Savior by joining us for an old fashioned Cowboy Christmas. You don’t have to spend this important day alone.”
Bob Bolin heads up the Christmas meal service and missionary. “Many volunteers from the fellowship will be available on both days to ensure that everyone who needs a meal is served, whether at the church or delivered to homes.” Bolin said. “And that includes spiritual sustenance as well.”
The Ridin’ the River Cowboy Fellowship mission is to share the message of grace and mercy through Jesus Christ in a way that represents the western heritage and traditions of the cowboy culture. The Fellowship is located at 5767 Hwy 173 North, five miles north of Bandera toward Kerrville, on the left side of the highway (west), just past Elm Pass Road.