Brookline church celebrates 10 years with luncheon

Parishioners enjoy a meal with friends and neighbors at the Brookline Community Church.

BROOKLINE – Brookline Community Church, 2 Main St., will host a 10-year celebration Senior Luncheon on Saturday, May 13, at 11:30 a.m.

The first Senior Luncheon was held on May 5, 2007. A meal of homestyle pot roast was served. There was a special presentation by the Canine Companions.

Since that time, the church has hosted four luncheons per year. Guest speakers have been in speaking on a variety of topics from town services available to seniors, to keeping an eye out for mail fraud. Originally, the outreach committee was simply hoping to create a place for senior citizens to get together and it has grown so much since then! Typically 50-60 people are served at the lunches, and packed lunches are taken to the transfer station. The meals are always free of charge, and every imaginable menu has been served including soup/sandwiches, meatloaf, roast beef, chicken, turkey dinner and every March a traditional corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day. The meals are free of charge, but the church will accept donations of canned goods which are then donated to local charities. People from Brookline, Hollis, Milford, Townsend and even Lyndeborough have attended.

The current outreach committee members are: Amy Razzaboni, Nancy Dunbar, Nancy Dulac, Linda Ahston, Laureen Lockwood, Ethel Long, and Donna Bretschneider.

Be sure to come out for the 10-year celebration on May 13 for a special surf and turf meal!