COMMUNITY OF HOPE

Leader: Donna Berry


With the aim to reach our community by providing a worship service and a meal for the homeless, poor, and hungry, Community of Hope is a collaborative effort involving a number of local churches. The ministry of Community of Hope is affiliated with First United Methodist Church at 3rd and Lead, and the meal and worship service is held in the Fellowship Hall onsite at First UMC on Sunday afternoons at 1:00 pm. St. Stephen's is involved by providing the meal on the 2nd Sunday of each quarter. (PLEASE NOTE: Due to the pandemic, dates for 2020 are TBA.)      


The meal we provide consists of a set menu of lasagna, salad, and fruit cups. We donate twelve portions of ready-made or homemade lasagnas, bags or boxes of salad and salad dressing, plus fruit cups. We also send volunteers to cook, serve, and distribute the food, as well as set-up, take-down, and clean up. 


Please contact Donna Berry for more details. 


Ministry Leader: Donna Berry


Community of Hope is a ministry supported by a number of churches in Albuquerque. It is aimed at reaching our community by providing a worship service and a meal for the homeless, poor and hungry. These people don’t always feel comfortable in a regular sanctuary service. It is affiliated with First United Methodist Church at 3rd and Lead. It is held in the Fellowship Hall at 1:00 pm on Sunday afternoons. Communion, food, music, prayer and good preaching occur at COH. St. Stephen’s UMC provides the meal on the second Sunday of each quarter. We use a set menu of lasagna, salad and fruit cups. Meals in 2019 are January 6, April 7, July 7, and October 6.

St. Stephen’s donates 12 portion ready-made or homemade lasagnas,, bags or boxes of salad, salad dressing and fruit cups. St. Stephen’s also sends volunteers to cook, serve and distribute the food, setup and take-down as well as kitchen cleanup. Contact Donna Berry at 505-604-4487 or dbyellow@comcast.net if you would like to volunteer at any time and signup to bring food for the scheduled meals.