Calvary Episcopal Church (www.calvarymemphis.org) in Memphis, Tennessee, hosts the Emmanuel Meal, a Christmas lunch, every year on the Monday before Christmas. Around 300 homeless guests will be served a hearty homemade meal. The parish also expects to offer free flu shots, live music, an opportunity for guests to visit its clothes closet, and gifts including winter hats, warm gloves, razors, toothbrushes and toothpaste, cakes, lotion, notepads, pens and washcloths. Parish children and youth spend the Saturday before the meal wrapping the gifts for the guests. Calvary also participates in Room in the Inn-Memphis, an ecumenical ministry that provides emergency shelter and meals during the coldest months of the year. Photo: Calvary Episcopal Church

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