Meals Ministry

Serving God Through Serving Others

“Share with God’s people who are in need, practice hospitality.” Romans 12:13

 

What is a Meals Ministry?

Through a team of wonderful volunteers, we provide meals to church members in times of need.

 

How Does It Work?

The meals ministry coordinator is made aware of a need, either through a direct request for help, or through referral by someone within the church. Volunteers are then contacted and asked to provide a meal (home cooked or purchased) and deliver it to the recipient’s home.

 

Who Do We Serve?

UUMC families and individuals in times of need…
… after the birth of a baby.
… after surgery or hospitalization.
… during times of crisis.

 

How Can I Help?

The meals ministry is an excellent way to meet other people from church and make a difference in someone’s life, with a minimal time commitment. Meals DO NOT have to be homemade. In situations such as these, it is definitely “the thought that counts.” The purpose is to help someone in need by providing a helping hand in meal preparation, not to dazzle anyone with your culinary skills. In times of need, a friendly face and a meal is a true gift.

Those wishing to become involved will be put on a special list and when a need for meals is brought to the church’s attention we will send out an email to everyone asking for them to sign up to bring a meal on a day and time that works best for them. You will not have to make a meal each time you are asked, but do remember that this is a ministry of caring; it will bring love and blessings to your life as well as those you bless with a meal or two. If you would be interested in take part, please drop us an email at info@universitymethodist.org or call the church office at 344-0343.

 

Meal Guidelines:

– We ask volunteers to provide a complete meal and deliver it to the recipient’s home in disposable containers.
– The meal can be store bought, homemade, frozen or something picked up from a local restaurant!
– The meal does not have to be fancy or gourmet.
– We attempt to accommodate allergies and food preferences and will provide this information to those who are making meals to deliver.
– We strive to work out a schedule that benefits the recipient the most while working with the schedules of the volunteers.

 

In Need

If you or someone you know within the UUMC community are in need of this ministry, please contact the church office at 344-0343 or by email at info@universitymethodist.org.

 

Meal Ministry Resources

Below are some links of resources found online where you can find great recipes and other information from others on their meals ministry. We hope that these links will help you as you take part in this important ministry within our church!

http://pinterest.com/rhapsdy/meal-ministry-recipes-resources/

http://comfyinthekitchen.com/2011/03/meal-ministry/

http://comfyinthekitchen.com/category/ministry-mondays/

 

 

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