This Sunday evening, a special community service is going to be held in Henryetta that signals the end of a program to make sure families in the area have enough to eat.
henryetta vs hungerThe Henryetta versus Hunger service at 6:30 will be held at the football field and is going to appeal to all ages.
“This is not the normal worship service that we have held in the past in the spring,” said First Baptist Church pastor Rick Harrison. “There will be singing and some speaking but we will also have some fun.” He said around 500 hotdogs will be cooked and made available to those attending. “We are looking forward to a lot of people coming out and being blessed. We don’t do enough to get together and have fun as a community. It will help us build relationships.”
The main focus of the service will be the acknowledgement of the end of the Feed The Funnel drive that has been going on for several months.
Some $2,500 has been raised that is used to pack 10,000 meals. Those meals will be given out through the food pantry at the First Christian Church as well as the summer feeding program. Each person attending the service will be given three meals to take home and use themselves or pass them on to someone else.
“I think God’s doing a big deal through us feeding the people in our town,” said First Baptist Youth Pastor Sam Walker.
He explained the Henryetta Ministerial Alliance has partnered with The Pack Shack out of Arkansas to put those meals together.
They consist of several different menus that just need to have water added. Each meal pack is said to have eight servings. Those meal packages are going to be assembled Sunday afternoon by volunteers at the Henryetta First Church of the Nazarene.
“They said it is going to take about an hour and 15 minutes to pack all 10,000 meals. I kind of excited to see how that happens,” Pastor Harrison said.
He encouraged everyone to come to the football field, or, if the weather doesn’t cooperate, go to the high school gymnasium Sunday evening.