Fairview Reaches Out to the Community at Thanksgiving

By M. Patterson |  December 3, 2015

Nearly 1,000 people were able to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with the trimmings as a result of the ministry of Fairview Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday, November 21.  Four hundred (400) turkeys were given out at the Thanksgiving Food Giveaway. 

Although the church does a monthly food giveaway, the holiday season tends to generate an increase in recipients.  The day’s line began forming shortly after 8:00 a.m. in spite of the cold weather and posted dispersal time of 10:00 a.m. 

“There are many people that are hurting and we, as a church, want to reach out and be a blessing in the lives of others and to our community,” stated Senior Pastor John A. Reed, Jr.

Up to 50 persons volunteered with the distribution, including Fairview ministries, led by the Fishes and Loaves Ministry, students from Langston University and members of Upsilon Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.  The church’s Nurse/Healthcare Ministry administered free flu shots, the Evangelism Ministry presented the Saving Message and the Culinary Ministry fed the volunteers.

December’s Food Giveaway is scheduled for December 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 12noon.  Those in need of assistance to extend their monthly food budget are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.  The church is located at 1700 N E 7th Street. 

For more information or dates of upcoming distribution dates, call the church at 405-232—1621, visit the website at www.fairviewokc.com or email communication@fairviewokc.com.