As the children enrolled in the FirstWorks After-School Program eagerly jumped off the bus transporting them to Highland Heights United Methodist Church, they were greeted with smiles, hugs, and the welcoming aroma of a home-cooked meal.
Members of the Germantown United Methodist Church Horizon Sunday school class were the “Kitchen Angels” for the evening. They had lovingly prepared a delicious meal of salad, beans, barbecue sandwiches and cookies for the children, the FirstWorks staff, volunteers, and tutors.
Serving a meal for 60 children and adults can be daunting. But they quickly formed an assembly line and efficiently fed everyone in record time – as well as those who came back for seconds! Everyone enjoyed the meal and the warm fellowship provided by these visiting Kitchen Angels.
Once a year this devoted Sunday school group serves dinner for the FirstWorks children as part of their missions project. Jan Davis, Horizon mission leader, commented on their visit, “Oh, we so enjoy helping this wonderful children’s program by coming out to serve dinner for them!” Serving FirstWorks is just one of the missions of this motived Sunday school group. They perform a different mission every month.
FirstWorks, Inc., a 501 c 3 mission, is an after-school academic program for at-risk children and youth under the direction of Frederick Cunningham, Executive Director. The program meets twice a week for dinner, tutoring, life skills enhancement, and career advice. Twice monthly, the children are treated to Saturday outings to visit museums, go skating or fishing, or attend ball games.
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