Snow on the Beltway
December 21, 2013 First Metropolitan hosted our Annual Christmas Event, “Snow on the Beltway”. This year it had a slit twist to it. The weather just so happened to storm on the beltway, but without a hassle we moved our event indoors to assure that we could still put a smile on every child’s face.
With over 200 children in attendance it was destined to be a magnificent experience for all involved. With the help of our food pantry, and community sponsors we distributed over 500 toys. Guest were able to take pictures with Santa, participate in Christmas games, eat cookies & hot chocolate, as well as pizza sponsored by Pizza Hut. It was a beautiful visual to see each guest (including parents) go home with bags of gifts. Santa took pictures with each child and gathered a list of their “Christmas List”. Santa was elated to grant the children with their wishes of dolls, teddy bears, gift certificates, make-up kits, coloring books, Crayola’s, trucks, and so much more.
Pastor O & Lady O greeted each guest, and our evangelism ministry provided prayer to those who requested. FMC Food Pantry did an amazing job of gathering families in the community who could use a lending hand during the Holiday season. Amongst gifts, families also went home with food items to prepare a great Holiday meal. We would also like to send a special thanks to KFMC News for provided everyone with great coverage and assisting in advertising.
Although we could not predict the thunderstorm that took place prior to “Snow on the Beltway”, we knew that God was smiling down on us as we ended the event with clear skies and sunny weather. God has a special way of letting us know that he is happy.
Pastor O & Lady O, and the entire First Met staff would like to Happy New Year. We will see you all at our New Year’s Eve service on December 31st at 8:30 pm.