Trinity United Methodist Church, the home of the "Supper Club," is in the historic River Bend district of Des Moines.

Trinity United Methodist Church, the home of the “Supper Club,” is in the historic River Bend district of Des Moines.

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in. — Matthew 25:35

On the third Wednesday of every other month, members and friends of Grace United Methodist Church prepare a meal for the Children and Family Urban Movement (CFUM) program. The meal is held in the church basement of the beautiful Trinity United Methodist Church, across from Moulton Elementary.

While anyone and everyone is welcome to this Supper Club gathering, the meal is especially helpful to the many neighborhood children whose parents are among the “working poor.” The gathering provides nourishment and together-time—it’s a chance for parents to sit down and enjoy a family meal with their children after a hard day (or before a hard night) of work.

Getting involved is easy! All you have to do is bake a tater-tot casserole (we’ll give you the recipe), or bring one of the other items that we serve, such as salad or fruit. Here’s the schedule:

4:15: We all meet, with our food contributions in hand, at Trinity Methodist Church to set up.
4:30: Doors open and people begin to come in and line up.
4:45: We serve in buffet-line fashion. We always need volunteers to help dish up the food, pour milk, etc.
5:15: Seconds are offered.
5:30 Line closes, and any leftovers are put in takeout containers to allow our guests to take extras home. Clean-up begins. This process usually goes quite quickly. You can easily be home in time to dine with your own family.

Looking to get involved? Call the church office at 515.255.2131.

 

 

 

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