There is absolutely no reason to be hungry in Burns Flat, Oklahoma.
The Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Burns Flat, Oklahoma hosted a Community Meal this past Saturday. Pop Tarts and Peanut Butter were distributed as take-aways from the meal. These are kid-friendly foods for when the children are left alone at home during the summer months.
On top of that, Chewy Tuesdays kicked off yesterday with deliveries to 61 children. The church announced all of these ministries over the past several weeks but has learned from experience that someone just never gets the word.
Not to worry—parents can still register their children for Chewy Tuesdays or stop by the church to receive some Pop Tarts and Peanut Butter.
Every meal has something simple for the main course: PB&J, hotdog, ham and cheese or something similar. There are usually some crackers or chips, but there is always fruit.
Fruit prices keep going up so it has become more important to get fruit in every meal.
What about hungry adults or whole families?
For the past 10 years this local congregation has maintained a very active food pantry. The shelves have never gone empty. Just when it appears that the food will run out, people who do not even attend worship services at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church show up with food.
Some people in the community just go shopping for the pantry every month.
There is a standard price for the food. Pastor Tom tells everyone who comes for food that God loves them. Most people think that’s a fair price.
Somewhere in the conversation will be mention of the price paid for us—that God purchased, rescued, and redeemed his children from sin and death in the person and sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
Tom will also do his best to send not only a box of food but a Bible or at least a Gospel of John.
For all of the feeding that this small congregation does in this area, it is the Bread of Life that is what every ministry of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church is built upon.
Every ministry comes with a message of life and hope.
The Cumberland Presbyterian Church is located at 205 State Highway 44 in Burns Flat, Oklahoma.
Earlier this year the Cumberland Presbyterian Church voted to adopt the community Easter Egg Hunt. You may have also seen members of this body walking the streets of Burns Flat earlier this month in the Walk A Block for Jesus.
Pastor Tom also reminds anyone who attends and needs a Bible that he will give them one.