Bay UMC continues Knickerbocker Thanksgiving tradition
The Bay United Methodist Church provides an annual Thanksgiving dinner for the residents of the Knickerbocker Apartments. Members of the Church prepare the food and set up, serve, and clean up after the dinner is served.
This year, the current pandemic provided some challenges but Bay United Methodist would prevail. Not being able to have the residents gather for dinner coupled with the concern of having the Church congregation gather and prepare the meal, prepared dinners were acquired by the Church and provided to the residents as a substitute.
Normally, the turkeys are carved by Paul Koomar, Bay Village mayor, but this year he provided an inspirational message that was provided with all the meals. In addition, a blessings message was also provided by Rev. Jonathan McCleery. Lastly, messages written by members of the congregation were provided to the residents, reminding them that they were being remembered at this thankful time of the year.
It is with gratitude that the congregation of the Bay United Methodist Church was able to maintain this tradition, one that is truly appreciated by the residents of the Knickerbocker.
Member of Bay United Methodist Church and former board member of Knickerbocker Apts.