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Fish Fry Supports Church’s Outreach in North Omaha

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As a blended house of worship famous for radical hospitality, Church of the Resurrection (COR) knows something about gathering diverse people together to break bread. That’s never more evident than during its annual Wesley Dean Memorial Fish and Spaghetti Dinner, which this year happens Saturday, May 3rd from Noon to 6 p.m. at the north side church located at 3004 Belvedere Blvd.

Whether you’re a soul food devotee or just a fan of home style eating, whether you’re an urban or suburban dweller, COR’s famous fundraising feast will satisfy with its deep-fried whole catfish, spaghetti with meat sauce, coleslaw and bread meal. Dessert is included.

Hungry folks of every race, ethnicity and creed are welcome at the table. Dinners are $12 per person and are available on a dine-in and take-out basis. Limited deliveries are also offered.

COR is active in the North Omaha community and proceeds from the dinner support the following church ministries serving people of all ages:

  • Nebraska Episcopal Church Camp Comeca sponsored youths
  • CORE Outreach (Community Learning Center at Miller Park Elementary) operation and emergency assistance
  • Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets for families
  • Sunday School program activities
  • Cultural awareness programming

The dinner is organized by the church’s St. Theresa’s Guild and has been COR’s principal fundraising event since the merger of an all-black congregation (St. Philip’s) and an all-white congregation (St. John’s)formed COR in 1986. Not just Sundays, but every day is a celebration of diversity at COR, which hosts programs throughout the year that promote inclusion, tolerance, dialogue and social justice. A triptych art piece that speaks powerfully to human rights hangs in the church.

Breaking bread together isn’t limited to once a year at COR. It also hosts an annual Soul Food Dinner and it serves a full lunch following each Sunday’s 10 a.m. service. The church welcomes everyone to experience its radical hospitality for themselves.

For tickets or more details, call 402-455-7015.


– Leo Biga

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