SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – For many, it was the fried chicken and mashed potatoes. Others attended because of the church services. All told, thousands were on hand for Easter Sunday services at San Francisco’s Glide Memorial Church.

Upstairs, Reverend Cecil Williams spread the good word, caring as he always does for those that are less fortunate.

“I’m going to make sure that the poor stay on the agenda and are not just forgotten,” he said. “I’m going to make sure of that.”

KCBS’ Tim Ryan:

Meanwhile downstairs, more than a thousand meals were served up to people who were very grateful for not only the meal, but the organization for putting the event on each year.

The Easter Sunday services would not be complete without the help of hundreds of volunteers who showed up from across the Bay Area.

Both breakfast and dinner were served, helping lift the spirits and fill the bellies of those in need.

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Comments (3)
  1. Anna Flanders says:

    What a lovely day! Spring is in the air and everyone is celebrating the Hollywood version of a mythical story which was tweaked and rewritten by the Roman Catholic Church. God is good. Organized Crime flourished because of the assistance of this religion. What a whacky world we live in! Italian Mafia is in bed with the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church to ensure that judges get paid off, and politicians get lobbied lavishly. Organized Crimes keep big business financed.

    1. Theresa Huether says:

      Come out from ignorance. just because there’s one bad teacher you don’t throw out the whole teacher’s association. the Roman Catholic Church has for 2000 years taken and guarded the Truth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and still holds it for all today. Take the hand of Christ and bring him in to your heart, you will see true glory, true peace and joy, real Life! Christ gave us the Church to ensure you have his grace everyday, every step of the way into eternal life. there is no substitue. At least seek the truth, don’t stay i blindness.

    2. Reba says:

      Your right on target! You are so correct. Thank you for the truth.

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