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Morgantown Church Hosts 'Soup-In' for Government Shutdown Victims

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The recent government shutdown has affected many people including federal employees.

Suncrest United Methodist Church in Morgantown hosted a dinner on Wednesday evening for anyone affected by the government shutdown. The soup-in dinner was held to help anyone that has been furloughed or working without pay.

A special music provider for the church who works with AmeriCorps VISTA planned the dinner.

There was fellowship, live music, and support offered from the church members.

The soup-in was part of a national idea to offer good food, and some support.

"We heard about the fact that some government workers were laid off, and we heard about this national movement called a soup-in where they are invited to come and have a bowl of soup and some conversation and support. We thought we would join in," said Tim Halloran, a pastor at Suncrest United Methodist Church.

There were some different soups available including chili, chicken noodle, and lemon orzo meatball soup.

The soup-in was held in conjunction with the churches "coffee house" which is held every Wednesday.

For more information on events held at Suncrest United Methodist Church, click here.