St. Paul Baptist Church Hosts “A Day of Cornucopia”
A cornucopia, also called a horn of plenty, symbolizes prosperity, abundance and good fortune. As the executor of the divine plan, Jesus dispenses gifts of service within his body, which is part of the divine cornucopia meant to be shared by the whole church for its edification.
St. Paul Baptist Church hosted its first ever Pre-Thanksgiving Community Dinner where members of the community from all walks of life enjoyed a free meal between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26. The menu consisted of turkey, ham, collard greens, cranberry sauce, stuffing, dinner rolls, and pie, and was prepared by members of St. Paul Baptist Church. Members of the Oxnard Fire Department volunteered their time to help serve meals to individuals and families. Over 800 meals were served.
St. Paul Baptist Church, pastored by Bishop Broderick A. Huggins, is located at 1777 Statham Road in Oxnard. “The spirit of Thanksgiving is everywhere at St. Paul. We are excited to be able to give back to the community we love so much,” said Bishop Huggins. “We envelope the entire community and welcome all. Kudos to the Oxnard Fire Department for volunteering.”
The cornucopia is indelibly linked, at least in American minds, with Thanksgiving. It is far more ancient than the Pilgrims, however, and dates back to the 5th century B.C.
One attendee said, “This was the best pre-Thanksgiving celebration I have ever attended. Thanksgiving is a special day we share with our loved ones and give thanks for our many blessings.”