First UMC Community Dinner

Thursday Night Dinners are going strong! Over the last several months, the Niagara Falls Thursday Community Dinners have seen a marked increase in the number of dinners handed out each week. We have gone from around 80-90 dinners to about 130-140 on average! God has been using this ministry to help the hurting, the unemployed, the homeless, and the hungry, for whatever reason, to get a good meal. We also have been handing out coats and other outerwear to keep them warm during these recent cold months. Pastors and laypeople are always on hand to lend an ear, pray with, and offer Communion to the folks as they receive their meals. What a blessing!

As you can well imagine, supplies to produce these meals are always appreciated. If you would like to support this ministry, we always need items like brownie mixes, yellow and chocolate cake mixes, and Pam cooking spray - just to name a few. We also need some items around holidays, like Easter, to treat our guests to a special meal.

We will be serving an Easter ham dinner on Thursday, April 1. If you are able, we will be collecting hams for this purpose, as well as boxed scalloped potatoes, frozen peas, and cans of crushed pineapple. Monetary donations are also always needed to purchase take-out containers, fresh food items, and other supplies in order to produce these dinners. If you are led to help in that manner, we certainly will put your gifts to good use!

God is definitely on the move in this community, meeting the needs of our neighbors! If anyone has any other questions about the dinners, please contact DJ Mahar at (Please enable JavaScript to view this email address)!