Christmas caroling and Cups of Cheer sharing event was a joint venture between Northside Couples and Music Ministries. However, it is noteworthy that this idea was born to Aimee Hart, who spearheaded this outreach in her desire to spread a little cheer and bring hope to our community in a time when so many are in despair.
Our committee is comprised of Del and Mary Persaud, Robert Bramlett, Ernie and Lynnette Williamson, Stan Johnson, Nathan and Aimee Hart, Nazario Bell and our pastors, Trevor Barnes and Tatum Barnes, who gave guidance throughout the process.
After meeting via Zoom with members of the committee, we decided that the event would be held Sabbath, Dec. 19, 2020, and would begin after Divine Worship Service at about 1:30pm.
Two locations were chosen for this event: The Goodstore Thrift located at 7020 W. Florissant Avenue in Jennings, Missouri, and Clip Appeal Barber Shop located at 9183 W. Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri. At both locations we were blessed to serve patrons of the surrounding businesses as well as passers-by. While carolers sang, other members of our group engaged with onlookers. We distributed nearly 125 Cups of Cheer which contained glow tracks, a flyer with information about our church and some sweet treats.
The response from the community was very favorable and we look forward to engaging in this or similar outreach annually.