On Christmas Day at 4 PM, a Christmas dinner was held in the chapel for international seminary students who wanted to share a meal and some time together. Many would have spent the day alone if they had not accepted the invitation. Fifteen people came and represented countries such as Haiti, Syria, India, and Japan. Many are attending nearby Andover Newton Theological School.
Eunice Wilson, a member of First Baptist Church, and her family acted as hosts for the dinner. Others from the church contributed pies, vegetables, salad and homemade rolls. All the food was delicious and inviting. The energy in the room was evident from the constant buzz of conversation.
When people began to leave after two and a half hours plus of eating and visiting, one person turned to the hostess and said, "Thank you so much. I hope we can do this again. It was so wonderful to not spend the whole day alone."