A Different Kind of Valentine's Day: Churches share the love with community

A Different Kind of Valentine's Day: Churches share the love with community


ALCOA, Tenn. (Feb. 16, 2015) --- When Feb. 14 comes around, some people think of heart-shaped boxes of candy and expensive dinners for their romantic partners. These members of United Methodist churches in the Holston Conference thought of ways to share the love with their communities.

In Sneedville, Tenn., Jubilee Project hosted a luncheon for 17 women in Hancock County, where nearly 31 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. The women made a love-themed craft and shared a hot meal of pork barbecue, coleslaw and banana pudding. "We wanted them to know they are loved," said the Rev. Marta Cogburn, Jubilee Project director 

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