“The original purpose was for fellowship amongst our people and the community.” -Mona Craft, church administrator
For 35 years, Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Williston has been coming together for a day of fellowship over a homemade meal, while also supporting the youth of their congregation.
On Oct. 28, the 36th annual Meatball Dinner will take place at Our Redeemer’s with dine-in, take-out and delivery options. Funds raised go toward helping kids of the church participate in youth trips, Bible camps and national conferences.
“The original purpose was for fellowship amongst our people and the community,” said Mona Craft, church administrator. “And to benefit the youth of our church.”
The dinner is run by volunteers from the congregation and community who hand-mix, hand-roll and bake the meatballs and peel all the potatoes. The entire meal is prepared, cooked and served at the church and consists of meatballs with gravy, potatoes, corn, cole slaw, buns and ice cream. Our Redeemer’s tithes part of the funds back into the community.
In 2020, the church went without the dinner due to Covid. The last two years, just delivery and drive-up were offered. This year, there is no drive-up option, but take-out and delivery is available and the dining room service has returned.
“It's all served family style,” Craft said. “They come in and sit down at the table and everything is brought to them in bowls and you dish up your own and eat how much you want.”
The Meatball Dinner will take place at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church on Oct. 28 from 11-6 p.m. Take-out meals can be picked up from 11-5 p.m. with deliveries available from 11:30-1:30 pm. Adult plates are $12 with kids age 10 and under being $5. Come in through the east door of the church to purchase tickets and receive take-out meals. There is no extra cost for delivery within city limits.
Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church is located at 1024 W 6th St. in Williston. Call the church at 701-572-3724 for questions or meal delivery.