Members and visitors at Maltby Christian Assembly partook of a free Thanksgiving community dinner.
Photo by Anne Schefter/Woodinville Weekly.
by Anne Schefter
In an effort to build bridges to the community, members of Maltby Christian Assembly Church prepared and served a free Thanksgiving Dinner to anyone who wanted to attend.
Eighty-five people dined on turkey and all the trimmings at the church on Thursday, while 20 more meals were delivered to shut-ins.
"Our desire was to extend God's love in a practical way to our neighbors,"said Sherry Brakke, organizer of the event and wife of senior Pastor David Brakke.
Some food for the traditional meal was donated by the congregation and the Maltby Food Bank. The rest was purchased with a special grant from Scott Paper Products.
"We were very pleased with the response and the opportunity to serve others," Brakke said.
She added that the church hoped to offer Thanksgiving Dinner again next year.
The Brakkes have pastored at Maltby Christian Assembly for six years. During that time, the congregation has grown from 25 to approximately 350 people.