The Winkelman family and their relatives and friends served a wonderful Christmas meal to more than 50 members of the Burney community at the Grace Community Bible Church from noon to 2 p.m. on Christmas Day.
Another two dozen meals were delivered to house-bound residents or provided for take-out. The meal consisted of roast turkey, baked ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes and greens. For dessert, guests had a choice of apple, pecan, or pumpkin pie. Each guest also received a Christmas present.
The dinner is an act of love performed by the entire Winkelman family. Reverend Henry Winkelman has been the pastor of Grace Bible Community Church for three decades. He and his wife Penny have nine children. One of their adult sons Jeremy, had the idea six years ago to host a dinner for people in the community that had no place to go for Christmas. The family and their in-laws have been performing this service since then.
Diners were grateful for the opportunity to share a joyful Christmas meal in company with others.
One guest told Mrs. Winkelman, “I am so grateful. If you didn’t do this, we would be home alone.”
Jesus said, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven..”
Amen! Praise God!