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. As of June 2020, Community of Hope has hosted an outdoor worship service. Food and water is given out, as well as desserts.
How is St. Stephen's involved?
For over two years, we have provided a quarterly lasagna meal. Our church's next scheduled time to serve is Sunday, October 4. Can you help? Current needs:
* Large party size frozen lasagna (serves 12)
* Large cans of green beans (10 lb. cans)
* $5-10 donations so these items can be purchased (please drop off a check to the church office and note it "for Community of Hope")
Donations can be placed in the large freezer room north of the Worship Center. Please place the frozen lasagnas in the freezers and the canned green beans on the table. All donations are needed by Oct. 2.
Please contact Donna Berry for more details or to let her know what you can bring.