BRANCH -- In a recent press release, the Missions Committee of Evergreen Covenant Church in Branch thanked those who attended their 2019 monthly pasta dinners. This is the third year the committee has hosted pasta dinners. The purpose of the dinners is to invite and encourage the community into fellowship. Organizers are grateful to those who came out and shared in the camaraderie, made new friends, connected with friends from the past and celebrated in song, a press release stated. Many volunteers were involved in planning, preparing, cooking, greeting and cleaning up to make it a community event. The final dinner for 2019 will be at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23, and the first dinner of 2020 is planned for Wednesday, Jan. 29.