FaithPointe Fellowship Serves Thanksgiving Feast to Children in PCHAS’ Care

FaithPointe Fellowship Serves Thanksgiving Feast to Children in PCHAS’ CareRed Oak’s FaithPointe Fellowship church served up a Thanksgiving style feast for Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services in Waxahachie. The feast served 100, including children, families, volunteers, and staff. The meal consisted of all the classic Thanksgiving favorites, along with many desserts.

Pastor Caleb Knight of FaithPointe expressed his desire to serve the physical needs of the local community, along with the spiritual needs provided by the fellowship. “God has put it on my heart for our church to have more of a community focus,” Knight said. “I’m a young family man, and one of my goals is to concentrate on meeting the needs of children and families.”

The members of the church were on board with Pastor Knight’s vision and immediately began planning a way to serve the community. After many meetings, the group decided a Thanksgiving style feast would be a great way to serve over the holidays.

The small congregation had to begin planning months in advance to prepare for the feast. It was a challenge, but something the fellowship felt God was calling upon them to do. FaithPointe started off with a golf tournament to raise the funds needed to put on the Thanksgiving event. The tournament was very successful and raised enough money to serve 100 people.

Now that they had the funds, it was time to figure out who they should serve. Pastor Knight felt God kept leading him to James 1:27: “Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.”

After getting in touch with PCHAS, he knew that he had found his community to serve. Pastor Knight spoke with Cynthia Winters, Director of PCHAS Waxahachie’s Program and Clinical Services, and was moved to help when hearing many of the children’s stories. He knew that God had led him to PCHAS.

“I knew we had enough to feed 100 people, and when she told me the number of people that would be there, I knew it was definitely God who opened this door for us,” Knight said.

Winters expressed her gratitude for all of the assistance FaithPointe Fellowship provided. “We normally have our own Thanksgiving meal, and allow the children to invite special guests,” she said. “But this is the first time a church has catered the meal and served us. We are a community of faith, and we enjoy partnering with other faith-based ministries willing to serve our children.”

If you or your congregation would like to volunteer for PCHAS, visit: texas.pchas.org/volunteer

Based on an article in the Waxahachie Daily Light newspaper