The Methodist Men’s group from First Methodist and Wesley Chapel churches remembered the children of prisoners in the parish jail this Christmas. The men gathered gifts for each child and presented them to the jail warden in time for the holidays.
According to Captain Joey Wiggins, parish jail warden, there are 28 boys and girls whose fathers are incarcerated this Christmas season. The Methodist Men decided to buy gifts for each child. It is an effort to assure that no one gets forgotten.
This week Warden Wiggins and two trustees, Kevin Tate and Kelvin Demery came to First Methodist and took the gifts back to the jail. They will be available for the fathers to present to their children on visiting day. No matter what their circumstances, each dad will have something to give their child for Christmas. The goal was to remember the children.
The Methodist Men’s group is open to all men in the community. They are now planning for service projects for 2018. If you would like to join, contact First Methodist Church or come to the next Men’s Breakfast on January 29th from 6:30 to 7:30 am.