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.