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An Open Letter to the Community: Oyster Pork Dinner

Posted on: Nov 2, 2022

An Open Letter to the Community: Oyster Pork Dinner

Many have reached out to Carversville United Church of Christ regarding our annual Oyster Pork Dinner. In 2020, like so many other community events, the pandemic forced us to cancel the dinner and since that time, our church can no longer sustain this traditional fundraiser. This was not an easy decision for our church membership and for many, it was made with a heavy heart.

The Oyster Pork Dinner is a year-long preparation by our church members which include many labor-intensive tasks. As our church membership continues to age, this work has become far more arduous for all. The Oyster Pork Dinner has been both a community tradition and a key fundraiser for our small village church for nearly 150 years. We realize we must either reimagine the dinner in a form which is both tenable for everyone involved or choose a different fundraising path entirely.

We are actively working on the latter.

If you have traditionally supported Carversville United Church of Christ through a purchase of a meal at our Oyster Pork Dinner, we ask you to consider a donation to our church in lieu of a meal. Your donation is crucial to our small church continuing its local ministries, especially supporting our neighbors in need.

Carversville United Church of Christ continues to support and work with several local missions including food pantry donations, clothing drives, ministry to homebound residents and a variety of other special programs. You can learn more about our missions by visiting the “Serve and Grow” section of this web site.

Donations may made by mail to the church or online via the “giving” tab on the front page of this web site.

Our heartfelt gratitude for your continued support in keeping our little church going. We look forward to 2023, where we will have a new, annual tradition in Carversville!

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