Warner Robins First UMC
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Every Monday and Friday between 35 and 100 people within our community come weekly to Carter Hall for a hot meal. Some walk, some ride bikes, and some drive, but they all show up in need of assistance. Some are disabled, some are veterans, some are working, some on a fixed income, some are in need of someone to talk to and, no doubt, some just need motivation.
The common denominator of this make-shift congregation is the need for food. They are hungry. Whether by bad luck, mishap, or poor personal choices, they find themselves in the situation where just a free meal will improve the quality of their life. Here, at least twice a week people get a hot meal. For some, this is the best food and fellowship they see all week.
And the neat thing is, that in this community, we are known as the church that cares. But we are not the only ones who care. For 18 years, the Soup Kitchen has been a joint effort. Without the support of churches of other denominations, units from Robins AFB, a host of willing vounteers, longtime financial supporters from other churches, individuals and two faithful supports with goods, we couldn’t make it happen.
You don’t have to be available for the whole time. You can help prepare, or plan to be part of the cleanup team, your choice. You just need a desire to show the love of God to His hungry children. Remember what the man said – when you feed them – you feed HIM!
On the 3rd Monday and 4th Friday of each month, FUMC volunteers are needed from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM.
The Soup Kitchen is operated on Mondays and Fridays from 12:30 - 1:30 pm in Carter Hall.