Affton Christian Church served a free turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day. What started out as a hope and a dream of a few people seven years ago has turned into a community-wide ministry.
This year over 400 meals were served or delivered by nearly 100 volunteers, half from the congregation and half from the community. Though this number is down from last year, it should be noted that 2 other congregations in close proximity of ACC served an additional 300 meals on Thanksgiving Day.
"It tells me there is a genuine need to connect to one another,” said Rev. David Woodard. “A guest commented as he was leaving the dinner, ‘It’s just me. I have no one in my life, but thanks to you I don’t feel alone. I feel the Spirit of Christ.’ And that’s why we do this.”