Feeding the 5,000? Well, maybe only 50?

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Hello St. Thomas’s and St. Nicholas saints!

Hope Dining Room is located at the Kingswood Methodist Church on Marrows Road in Brookside Park, Newark.  It provides a noon-time meal, every weekday,  for anyone who is hungry.  23 churches plus the Natural Food Store in Newark, each take one day a month to prepare a simple meal.  We would like to team up our two Episcopal churches — St. Thomas’s and St. Nicholas — to do what Jesus would do.   

We have volunteered for duty on the third Monday of every month, beginning NEXT Monday, August 17, 2020. To make it safe for volunteers, only five (5) masked-people are allowed in the kitchen at Hope Dining Room, at a time. Serving is done as a “grab and go” from a table outside. All food, except the cookies, has to be made in the kitchen at Hope.

We will break down the duty times as follows:
Preparing the meal:   10 – 11:45 a.m. (3 people)    
Serving the meal:       11:45 – 1 p.m.  (3 people)    
Doing dishes and cleaning up:  11:30  – 12:30 p.m. (2 people)

Here is the Sign Up Genius for the fruit, dessert and beverage. 

You may drop off your donations of food at St. Thomas’a on M – Th between 9 AM – noon. There will be a box, right outside the office labeled:  HOPE DINING ROOM.        

If you would like to donate toward the meal, you may drop off or send in, a check made out to either church, with “Hope Dining Room” on the memo line. If you would like to volunteer to help in the kitchen, serve or cleanup, please email or call Madeline Johnson. You can be a one-time volunteer or sign up by the month, if the day we serve, is open on your calendar (3rd Monday).          

Madeline Johnson, mad1240@comcast.net