Pancake Supper Raises Money to Support Syrian Family

Master chef Jim and son work tirelessly all night flipping flapjacks

Master chef Jim and son work tirelessly all night flipping flapjacks

On February 9th, Morningside-High Park Presbyterian Church held its annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and a record crowd attended the event. Congregation members and friends from the surrounding community gathered in the Fellowship Hall to partake in a menu that included three types of pancakes, sausages, hash browns and fresh fruit salad. While people dined, live musical performances and comedy routines entertained those in attendance. The evening was a perfect opportunity for MHP’s new minister, Rev. Janet, to acquaint herself with her new church family and community. A sincere thank you to everyone who prepared, served, flipped, wiped, washed, dried, set, put away, ran out to buy more supplies, sold and purchased tickets, made donations, counted, took pictures and entertained. There were many people who made this evening possible from those who attended to those who helped but a special thank you to Jim, Janice and Marc for all their work behind the scenes.

MHP has partnered with Rosedale Presbyterian Church (RPC) and Leaside Presbyterian Church in sponsoring a Syrian family and the proceeds from this pancake supper, a total of $1,644, were directed towards this important initiative.

Mark from RPC has provided us with an update about the family that we are helping to sponsor. They are a family of four, with 2 young children, aged 6 and 4. The family is expected to arrive by the end of February, but no date has yet been finalized.