Christmas breakfast at St. James UMC

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Volunteer Sterling McPeake (left), 15, gives pre-made bags of socks, gloves, shampoo and other items to people who attended the yearly outreach ministry at Saint James United Methodist Church in Augusta on Christmas morning. McPeake has volunteered for 8 years with his father, Ernest (right). "God put us here to help our fellow man," Ernest McPeake said. "[Sterling] told me before, 'I can open presents all day long let's go feed the homeless.'" JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Three-year-old Christian Cooper clutches Elmo after receiving the gift from volunteer Andrea Spano at the yearly outreach ministry at Saint James United Methodist Church in Augusta on Christmas morning. "No one likes to be alone on Christmas," Spano said, noting that not everyone who attended the two-hour breakfast was homeless. "All these guys are my brothers and friends." JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Volunteer Andrea Spano speaks to Christian Cooper, 3, at the yearly outreach ministry at Saint James United Methodist Church in Augusta on Christmas morning. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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John Holden sings "O Holy Night" at the yearly outreach ministry at Saint James United Methodist Church in Augusta on Christmas morning. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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John Holden sings "O Holy Night" at the yearly outreach ministry at Saint James United Methodist Church in Augusta on Christmas morning. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Volunteers serve breakfast at the yearly outreach ministry at Saint James United Methodist Church in Augusta on Christmas morning. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Men, women and children eat breakfast at the yearly outreach ministry at Saint James United Methodist Church in Augusta on Christmas morning. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Volunteer Sterling McPeake (left), 15, gives pre-made bags of socks, gloves, shampoo and other items to people who attended the yearly outreach ministry at Saint James United Methodist Church in Augusta on Christmas morning. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Jonathan Leightner (center) serves plates of food at the yearly outreach ministry at Saint James United Methodist Church in Augusta on Christmas morning. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Three-year-old Christian Cooper smiles after taking a bite of food at the yearly outreach ministry at Saint James United Methodist Church in Augusta on Christmas morning. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Volunteer Sterling McPeake (center), 15, gives pre-made bags of socks, gloves, shampoo and other items to people who attended the yearly outreach ministry at Saint James United Methodist Church in Augusta on Christmas morning. McPeake has volunteered for 8 years with his father, Ernest (right). "God put us here to help our fellow man," Ernest McPeake said. "[Sterling] told me before, 'I can open presents all day long let's go feed the homeless.'" JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Emily Hardaway serves coffee at the yearly outreach ministry at Saint James United Methodist Church in Augusta on Christmas morning. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF

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Saint James United Methodist Church held an annual breakfast as part of its outreach ministry in Augusta on Christmas morning. Food preparation began at 4:30 a.m. to feed approximately 125 people at the two-hour event. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVAN/STAFF

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