STEELE CITY – Once a booming community with a steel mill, Steele City’s population is now declining as time goes on. But the Presbyterian Church on main street is still being held together by the small town’s support. That was evident on Sunday evening as over a hundred people showed up for the Church’s annual Fall Dinner. The entire congregation of the Church is about 35 people, with an average attendance of 25 every Sunday. But the community support of the church is overwhelming, as they came in waves to donate food, as well as money to the church to help pay for its bigger expenses.
“Our little community is only a population of about 70 people, so we serve 175, and we have a very small congregation, and it takes everybody. And the people of the community, even though they’re not members of our congregation still donate food for us to put on this big fall supper” Beth Block, an organizer of the event, said.
The church is very active in doing mission work such as supporting the food bank, so it was fitting that the community came together, this time to help the church so it can continue to help the community.
“A community supper like this helps us to bring community, and a larger, greater community to come together and to share in a time of fellowship and food, that we feel is the way we should be living our lives day in and day out.” Pastor Tom Osborne said.
And in a small town like Steele City, the love and support for each other is magnified. An entire town coming together to help a great cause.
“We have a strong congregation, we’ve been together for years, generation after generation, and you know we all care about each other and we support each other, and we’re family.” Block added.
And a tight-knit family will always stand the test of time.