"Even though these four churches serve as a spearhead for the Russellville Christmas Mission, it is a community event," FUMC Pastor Alan Beasley said.
"The tickets serve as a way for us to get a headcount of the people who will be eating and also of how many children will be getting gifts," Beasley
"There is no screening process.
This event is an unconditional gift of the love of Christ to the community."
Members of Christian Students United, Franklin County Junior Leadership and youth group members will serve as volunteers at the event.
"Even though adults will still be present, we're giving the youth the opportunity to step up and take charge of this event as a learning tool," Beasley
"This is a great opportunity for them to learn about leadership and helping other people."
The Russellville Christmas Mission first began in 2008 after the Faith Mission Outreach in downtown Russellville had to close its doors.
Beasley and FBC Youth Minister Richard Parker got together before the holidays and talked about doing an event that was similar to what the Faith Mission did during Thanksgiving and Christmas.
"We knew that there was a void that needed to be filled once the Faith Mission closed because their organization helped a lot of people in the community during the holidays," Beasley
"What Richard and I decided to do was set up a program that would be modeled exactly after what the Faith Mission Outreach did and get some of the bigger churches in the area to participate.
Calvary came on board and Tharptown helped financially that first year.
Since last year, all four of the churches have fully participated."
About 400 people were served each year the Russellville Christmas Mission was previously held, and Beasley
said they were expecting similar numbers this year.