Kitchen of Hope
Every Thursday at 5:30 pm, Market Street offers to the community a free meal. All are welcomed at our table and many come- many elderly living on small pensions or social security, those living on disablity checks, those for whom life has thrown a few curves on their way to the Kingdom, and those who seek some company and a warm meal.
One of the leaders of the Kitchen of Hope, Pam Bowles says: "It's like cooking for your family and inviting everyone to come over." Over the years, we have seen many faces and hearts come, but each one has been a valued friend and even family.
The congregation of Market Street provides the supplies for keeping the Kitchen of Hope in operation. Also many groups outside of the church provide the volunteers to serve our guests at each meal.
From UMVIM's site: "United Methodist Volunteers in Mission, SEJ is the short-term mission sending agency of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. UMVIM exists to promote, encourage, and enable Christians to exemplify 'Christian Love in Action' through short-term mission service at home and abroad."
As part of The United Methodist Church, we embrace missions and are the hands and feet of Jesus. We reach out to those in need and partake in UMVIM trips to help others.
Acts 1:8 states: "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” We are called not just to our local community, but also to the world. We have been on mission trips to the Yucatan, Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti, and more. Our hope is to continue being missionaries to the world and we need your help to move forward together!