Since 2009, our church members and others have been gathering on Wednesdays for food and fellowship. We have been calling it a Meal Deal ever since Jack Tubbs described it as “What a Deal! Meal!” Part of it involves nourishing our physical hunger. We need food to survive. Part refers to feeding our hunger for human interaction. We can spend time with other people. Some people are worker bees. They are programmed to help others. Every once in a while there are financial donations beyond the expenses of the meal and we have made contributions to different offerings, LEMF and the Community Cupboard. Many committees and families find it convenient to plan their “together time” this way and not have to cook!
I suspect it would be impossible to figure out or name all of the reasons that bring people to Meal Deal.
Which brings us to the fact that Meal Deal will continue. On the first Wednesday of each month, the meal will be a potluck. All other meals will be prepared by a volunteer. If you would like to bring something please consider a friend, neighbor, relative, potential member, anyone who needs a good meal and fellowship. It will be organized differently. If you are interested in helping, please contact Chris Tubbs or Pastor Stephanie for more details. In the past, Chris Tubbs has been the guiding force behind Meal Deal. Chris has volunteered to share her expertise and offer the opportunity for other members to become involved also. If you or some part of your family would like to prepare the meal, then please let us know. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing more of you in the future.
Please prayerfully consider being a volunteer this fall.
Our building houses the local office of SafePath Survivor Resources of Family Resources. SafePath offers domestic abuse comprehensive services, sexual abuse comprehensive services, sheltering and housing services. All services are confidential and free to survivors. Call toll free at (866)921-3354. http://famres.org/
The 24 hour crisis lines are:
Iowa Sexual Assault: (800)228-1625
Iowa Domestic Violence: (800)373-1043
MAQUOKETA COMMUNITY CUPBOARD
On the first Sunday of each month, all loose donations and designated checks are donated to our local food pantry. The food pantry serves hundreds of people each week.