Pancakes on Palm Sunday

By Nikolas Samuels

Last update: Sunday, April 9th, 2017

For ten years, NorthPark Community Church in Valencia has held a pancake breakfast on Palm Sunday and this year was no exception.

Hundreds of people joined their community to eat breakfast and go to services in celebration of Jesus Christ’s triumphal coming in Jerusalem.

“To be able to break bread with community is the main idea behind it,” said Pastor Matt Stemme.

By serving breakfast, Stemme says he makes the attendees feel more at home and gives them a sense of belonging.

Pastor Robert Cavin leads a service at NorthPark Community Church in Valencia on Palm Sunday. Hundreds of people came out to the church to take part in services and a pancake breakfast. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

Community is an important ideal behind NorthPark Church which 15-year-old Peter Backer has greatly benefited from.

He has gone to the pancake breakfast ever since he was five years old and has no intention of stopping anytime soon.

“(My family) comes to church every Sunday but this is one of the best Sundays,” he said.

After ten years of attending services at NorthPark Community Church, Backer says he has found a sense of belonging.

In case you missed the pancake breakfast this year, Stemme assures there will another one next year.

Pastor Robert Cavin leads a service at NorthPark Community Church in Valencia on Palm Sunday. Hundreds of people came out to the church to particpate in services and a pancake breakfast. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal
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Pancakes on Palm Sunday

Peter Backer eats pancakes as he mingles with Ed Fonnegra at NorthPark Community Church in Valencia on Palm Sunday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

For ten years, NorthPark Community Church in Valencia has held a pancake breakfast on Palm Sunday and this year was no exception.

Hundreds of people joined their community to eat breakfast and go to services in celebration of Jesus Christ’s triumphal coming in Jerusalem.

“To be able to break bread with community is the main idea behind it,” said Pastor Matt Stemme.

By serving breakfast, Stemme says he makes the attendees feel more at home and gives them a sense of belonging.

Pastor Robert Cavin leads a service at NorthPark Community Church in Valencia on Palm Sunday. Hundreds of people came out to the church to take part in services and a pancake breakfast. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

Community is an important ideal behind NorthPark Church which 15-year-old Peter Backer has greatly benefited from.

He has gone to the pancake breakfast ever since he was five years old and has no intention of stopping anytime soon.

“(My family) comes to church every Sunday but this is one of the best Sundays,” he said.

After ten years of attending services at NorthPark Community Church, Backer says he has found a sense of belonging.

In case you missed the pancake breakfast this year, Stemme assures there will another one next year.

Pastor Robert Cavin leads a service at NorthPark Community Church in Valencia on Palm Sunday. Hundreds of people came out to the church to particpate in services and a pancake breakfast. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

Nikolas Samuels

Nikolas Samuels