A few years ago, during the group discussions at the Jesus Movement Program, a light went on in our heads. Provide meals for those in need – Outreach – WE CAN DO THIS! And the conversations and the planning began.
Double and single serve containers for freezing were ordered, recipes were gathered, a freezer was purchased and Christ Church Cooks began. Over time, additional items that were needed for food preparation were purchased for the Harrison Center Kitchen.
We prepare two – four entrees each time we meet, and also prepare large batches of soup, mostly for the colder months. We list the ingredients of each entree and soup and the date prepared on labels and attach them to each container. The entrees and soups are then taken from the Harrison Center to the Parish House and are placed in the freezer in the back hallway.
These meals can be taken by any church members to another church member, a neighbor or a friend that may be in need. A sign-out sheet is on the door of the freezer.
We have such fun cooking, chatting and laughing together. Not everyone is available to be there on every cooking day, but whether there are six of us or 16 of us, it is amazing what we accomplish in two-three hours. We have gotten so efficient, we even amaze ourselves!
I am so very thankful for Ellen Chance, my co-chair and for all the men and women who have made this such a wonderful outreach ministry. How better to share Jesus’ love than by feeding those in need. Christ Church Cooks; loving, caring, sharing.
Judi Dorn, Co-Chair, Christ Church Cooks