RELIGION BRIEFS: First Christian soup supper; Gamma Circle

Church’s soup supper benefitting Cornerstone Community Well

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will have a soup supper from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday at the church.

The supper will include several flavors of soup to choose from, relish, pies and Kenny’s Cornbread.

A freewill offering will be collected for the supper. The funds collected this month will benefit Cornerstone Community Well.

Cornerstone Community Well began in July 2017 to provide practical assistance and life skills training to Jefferson County residents in financial crisis. Classes on budgeting are new thing for 2019. Cornerstone Community Well has served 169 households and disbursed more than $25,000 to entities owed on behalf of applicants. It disburses money from its own funds and from Salvation Army funds. Another $1,400 was given from the Salvation Army’s Disaster Fund following a residential fire. The well has paid for water and utility bills, rent, car repair, gas and other expenses.

“Fairfield Friends Church pastor Len Maselli and I talked, and I made a suggestion to [Fairfield Area Ministerial Association] about getting all the churches together to do this,” said Cornerstone Community Well director Carol Meyers. “We took it before the area pastors, and they were pretty happy with the proposal.”

The organization has four board members: Maselli, the Rev. Chris Fiske of Word of Life Lutheran Church; the Rev. John Kermott of First Baptist Church and Deb Bemis of Packwood.

The organization can be reached by calling 209-5040 or via email at Its office is at 1208 S. Fifth St.

Gamma Circle meeting planned Thursday

Gamma Circle of First Presbyterian Church will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at SunnyBrook Assisted Living.

Barb Hirschler will be hostess and have the program.

Shirley McCracken will have devotions.

Immanuel Lutheran Ladies’ Circle meeting

The Immanuel Lutheran Ladies’s Circle of Immanuel Lutheran Church will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday.