We support our Boy Scouts and the following: Contribute generously to the Second Harvest Food Bank, Interfaith Hospitality, Shalom Ministry, Crosswalk, CASA "My Bag" project, UMCOR, Crop Walk, Ogden Hall, Union Gospel Mission, Deaconess Children's Center, UNICEF, Children's Christmas Tree, Needy Families Outreach.
Shalom Ministries and "Dining With Dignity"
We are a major partner with the ministry and work of Shalom Ministries and their Dining With Dignity meal program. We are committed to helping to serve breakfast every Monday morning at 7:15am at Shalom Ministries, which is located in the basement of New Community Church (518 W 3rd Ave in downtown Spokane). We are always looking for new folks to come out to help serve on Mondays!
Shalom Ministries shares their Mission Statement on their website (which can be accessed here): Shalom Ministries is a nonprofit ministry dedicated to providing wholesome meals and other services to the poor and homeless people within our community. We are committed to a system of excellence as we work with guests, team members, volunteers and the people we serve in a process that begins through the spirit of cooperation.
Shalom believes that poverty and homelessness are but mere symptoms of deeper problems within an individual and the community at large. This belief moves us to thoughtful action within each of us individually in the hopes of bringing healing to the larger community. By extending hospitality and dignity to those who hunger and thirst in body, mind and spirit coupled with a safe, loving and accepting environment the door can be opened for healing and renewal.
During the first 10 months of 2018, Shalom Ministries served a total of 41,693 meals -- and expects to serve over 50,000 meals by the end of the year. This represents a significant increase over the 45,751 meals served in 2017, reflecting the growing homeless population of the Spokane region.
Sunday Neighborhood Lunch Program (SNLP)
The SNLP Lunch Program serves 100 people, on an average, at 1:00 p.m. every Sunday at St. Ann’s Parrish Hall.
Moran UMC coordinates the cooking and serving of this meal once every six weeks.
Each time we serve, we need to provide four helpers to prepare the meal and at least five more servers/clean-up helpers to complete the lunch program. Meal prep begins at 9:00am, and the meal is served promptly at 1:00pm.Those volunteering to help serve lunch need to arrive at St. Anne’s by 12:45pm. A sign-up sheet is available on the table in the hallway with the dates posted when we are in need of volunteers. If you have questions, Carol Bethel, our Mission Ministry Team Leader, would bepleased to answer them.
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