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A Madras Community Thanksgiving Service, was attended by an estimated 175 people.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Musicians play music during the Thanksgiving service. A Community Thanksgiving Service, with music and personal stories was attended by an estimated 175 people on Nov. 19, at the Madras Free Methodist Church.

During the service, several people talked about things they were thankful for.

A video of kids from Cornerstone Baptist and Madras Free Methodist churches was shown, in which the kids told what they were thankful for.

Becky Buss spoke about how God and the power of prayer has brought healing to her, both physically and emotionally.

Austin Cooper told how she went from being a bartender at the Madras Pub, to being the children's ministry director at the Free Methodist Church and the director of LINC, which networks church and agency services for people in need.

Dawn Foss talked about a time where she dressed up as a homeless person in connection with a paper she was writing in college, and then went to a church to see how she would be treated. She said she was reminded of God's great love by the experience.

There was a communion time, and an offering was taken for the Faith-Based Network, which supports LINC, the Community Food Network, Community in the Park, and Jobs for Life ministries in Jefferson County.

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