2012 Annual Report

Fellowship Ministry Report for 2012

As we mourn the death of our co-chair of the Fellowship Ministry, Sarah Scott, we celebrate the committee that has come together to provide fine meals at church gatherings. Deacons Jan Rhodes and Xandra Baxter have joined us adding their superb culinary skills and energy. Naomi Lupton, Howard Guest and Donna Floyd have continued to help us with their cooking expertise and experience in our kitchen. Matt Fletcher has recently joined us adding a whole new level of kitchen experience. Finally, the guy we depend on every week, Bill (Duck) Anderson, who is indispensable every week in cleaning up our messes. Thank you all!

We are trying to provide meals that are appealing, nourishing, affordable, tasty and sometimes a little different that will attract more people to join us on Wednesday evenings. In the last year we have served: spaghetti with homemade meat sauce; Creole pork chops with black beans and rice; Corned beef with cabbage, potatoes and carrots; Jan’s Meatloaf and mashed potatoes; Cuban roast pork with Cuban black beans and rice; Greek chicken with confetti rice and a Greek salad; and Smoked pork loin with baked apples. Then there are all the wonderful deserts! We have also added a salad bar with lots of ingredients for you to make your own salad.

Over the next few months we will continue to provide great dinners, mostly prepared in our own church kitchen. The menus for the rest of this Spring are posted on the church web site and are on the bulletin board in the down stairs hall. They include BBQ Pork, Crispy Rosemary Chicken, Beef Tips over Rice, Chicken Divan, Spaghetti & Nirvana Meatballs, Baked Ham, Salisbury Steak and something really different, a Taco and Baked Potato Bar.

Because we are able to do most of the cooking in our recently remodeled and updated kitchen we have been able to keep the costs down and not raise the price for dinners. We usually feed 40 to 50 people each Wednesday and would love to have 80 to 100 or more each week. Usually we actually bring in a little more money than we spend making the Wednesday night dinners the church’s only profit center!

We truly love to prepare meals for our brothers and sisters! We hope more and more people will join us for a good meal together and enjoy the fellowship.