BADIN NEWS: Love Thy Neighbor helps Red & Blue Christmas Rescue

Published 8:26 am Tuesday, December 22, 2020

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Christmas Eve Services

Badin UMC will host an annual Christmas Eve candlelight service at 4 p.m. which includes Holy Communion and special music.

Jo Grey writes the Badin News for the SNAP.

Palestine UMC will have an outdoor Christmas Eve service at 6:30 p.m. Tune in to 107.7 FM to listen from inside vehicles. Masks will be required for participants outside of vehicles.

Other Church News

Badin Baptist members will enjoy a virtual get together for carol-singing during a Zoom meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Regular Wednesday Bible study Zoom sessions will resume Dec. 30, and Sunday worship via Facebook is at 10 a.m. Sunday. Plans for January will be announced after Christmas.

Love Thy Neighbor, an outreach of Palestine UMC, partnered with Red & Blue Christmas Rescue to purchase Christmas gifts for more than two dozen students in the Palestine and Badin communities. Additional donations and support were given by Bethel UMC and other individuals in the community. A hearty thank you to all who had a part in making Christmas bright for these children and families.

Palestine UMC will have in-person Sunday services at 11 a.m. (not 10 a.m. as was reported in the last news report).

Morrow Mountain

The Park will be closed Christmas Day. However, on Saturday Park visitors can build a recycled bird feeder with the help of Ranger Early. Meet at 10:30 a.m. at Shelter B in the Lower Picnic Area. Supplies will be provided, but space is limited. Please sign up by email at

Visitors are encouraged to conduct First Day Hikes this year with household members. Choose a trail and a time for enjoying Morrow Mountain State Park.

Town Business

Limb and brush pickup is Jan. 5, 2021.

Town Council meets Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 at 7 p.m. in the Badin Conference Center.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

Badin News is by Jo Grey. Contact her at at 704-995-2475.