Woodside Bible Church in Detroit will serve the Cass Corridor and greater metropolitan community a free Christmas dinner at the Detroit School of Arts on Dec. 10, 2017.
For the past several years, Woodside Detroit has partnered with The District Detroit to help maintain Cass Park through the city’s standard Adopt-a-Park program.
Sunday’s dinner will be a festive event and will feature an Italian dinner prepared by D’Amatos in Royal Oak and desserts by Rising Stars Academy nonprofit culinary school. There will be Christmas caroling and music performed by the church’s worship art team.
“It’s a good opportunity for people to enjoy the holiday with friends and family and to celebrate people from all walks of life,” said Megan Majewski, Family Ministry Director at Woodside Detroit. “It’s also a night to serve the community free of charge, to whomever.” All attendees with receive a free Christmas gift and no RSVP is required.
The evening affair will service local agencies and residences including Mariners Inn; Neighborhood Service Organization; Cots, the Coalition on Temporary Shelter; the NOAH Project and Cornerstone Estates (formerly the Jeffries East public housing project). Majewski said nearly 400 people attended the annual event last year.
Led by Pastor Tim Holdridge, Woodside Detroit is one of 14 Woodside Bible Church locations in the region. Since its 2011 opening, the church has hosted its weekly services at the Detroit School of Arts Ford Theater.
Woodside Detroit’s Family Christmas Dinner is one of many volunteer activities the nonprofit organization provides every year.
For information about volunteering at the 2017 Woodside Family Christmas Dinner, click here.
WHO: Woodside Bible Church, Detroit
WHAT: Family Christmas Dinner
WHEN: Sunday, December 10, 2017, 5-7 p.m.
WHERE: Detroit School of Arts, First Floor Studio, 123 Selden St, Detroit, MI 48201
WHY: To celebrate Christmas, the holiday season and fellowship
About The District Detroit
The District Detroit is one of the largest sports and entertainment developments in the country. Located in the heart of Detroit, this 50-block, mixed-use development led by the Ilitch organization unites eight world-class theaters, five neighborhoods and three professional sports venues in one vibrant, walkable destination for people who want to live, work and play in an exciting urban environment. Home to the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons and Detroit Lions – The District Detroit represents the greatest density of professional sports teams in one downtown core in the country.
Current data from the University of Michigan demonstrates that The District Detroit will account for an economic impact of more than $2 billion by 2020 and create more than 20,000 construction and construction-related jobs and 3,000 permanent jobs.