Rutherford Memorial United Methodist Church in Corryton is known for its food pantry.
This year the congregation joined the community Christmas parade with a neat float and a pastor, the Rev. Joe Phillips, wearing a beard and passing out candy.
On the float are Alana, Luke and Tillery Phillips; Alyssa and Olivia Roth; and Cameron, Eli and Amanda Gent.
The church sent a warm invitation to its Christmas Eve service: “We will sing the familiar hymns, we will hear the familiar story about the greatest gift, we will light candles, we will celebrate the birth of our Savior. Come and join us. Come as you are. Come with no fear of judgment. Come with open hearts. Come O Come Emmanuel. Learn more about this church in the country here.