St. Paul’s Episcopal serves meals on Christmas Day

Megan Masters, left, Mikayla Pape and her mother Elizabeth Pape and Sarah Crow. Photo/Frank Vella/St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

About 40 home-bound patients and the residents of the Angel House women’s shelter received a hot meal on Christmas day, courtesy of parishioners from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Newnan.

More than 70 parishioners left behind their freshly unwrapped presents to meet at the church on Roscoe Road to prepare and deliver the lunch of ham, mashed potatoes, carrots, green-bean casserole, pudding, milk and juice.

For more than a decade, the church has ensured that people served by the Means on Wheels program are fed when their usual volunteers take a day off.

Many of the church members make the deliveries a family tradition.

Children help decorate homemade Christmas cards that accompany every meal, and teens join college students in providing levity in the kitchen.

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