Sunday Supper has experienced a busy summer and as we look to the fall season, the following churches and groups will be providing meals and volunteers:
- Church of the Nativity
- Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church
- Saint Luke Catholic Church
- Gamma Sigma Sigma, also known as the Gannon Gammas Sorority
If you’ve never experienced Sunday Supper, why not give it a try? You are welcome to volunteer any Sunday, just come at 3:15 p.m. and we’ll put you to work. Enter via the exterior stairwell off West 7th Street at the far west side of the building.
There is a special need for sneakers, all sizes, new or used that are in good condition. Sunday Supper has discovered that many of the guests who enjoy a meal a First Covenant on Sundays, need new footwear. Please do not donate shoes that are dirty or are beyond practical use. If you can donate a pair of sneakers, just drop them office in the church office with Pat’s name on the bag.
Many thanks to all who helped make our five year Sunday Supper Celebration a huge success. Regular guests helped prepare and serve the meal, and Monty created an open mic for guests to sing or recite original poetry. The open mic was quite successful, and we even had a sermonette from one of the poets. This is something we’ll do again from time to time.
August meals will be provided as follows:
August 4: Saint John Lutheran Church
August 11: Fairview Presbyterian Church
August 18: Our Lady of Peace
August 25: First United Methodist Church
The ecumenical nature of the community that supports the Sunday Supper Ministry is quite uplifting and has provided opportunity to better know our brothers and sisters in Christ from different traditions. Did you know that Sunday Supper is 100% funded through donations and only a token $50 amount is in the church budget? God has faithfully provided for this ministry as people of faith have faithfully stepped up to respond to the Gospel message to feed the hungry. Your prayers, donations, desserts and volunteer
hours are so appreciated. You are always welcome to come and help on a Sunday afternoon. Just let Pat Tracy know ahead of time if you can at 814-864-6118 or [email protected]
Congratulations to Elder Pat Tracy, First Covenant and community volunteers who come together every Sunday to prepare and serve a meal to those in need. Sunday Supper celebrated its 5th Anniversary on July 7. For the last five years, Pat has rallied volunteers and has partnered with numerous congregations and organization throughout the region to provide a meal on Sunday in downtown Erie for those in need of a meal. In July St. Luke Church, First United Methodist Church and St. Peter Cathedral provided those meals. Each of these congregations is a faithful ministry partner for Sunday Supper. If you are friends with someone from these congregations, be sure to mention how appreciative First Covenant is of their faithful participation in Sunday Supper Ministries.
The Sunday Supper motto is…
“The Poor should not be treated poorly!” Pope Francis said,
“You pray for the hungry.
Then you feed them.
That’s how prayer works.”
This is what the Lord is calling this ministry to do in our community.
Sunday Supper needs volunteers to help with meal preparation, and greeting and serving our guests in Knox Hall from 3:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. If you can volunteer, contact Pat Tracy (contact information is below) so that she has an idea how many volunteers she has to work with on any given Sunday. About 20 volunteers are needed to sign-up, prepare and serve the meal to our guests each Sunday.
Donations to our weekly Sunday Supper program are accepted anytime at the FPCC church office at 814-456-4243. If you would like to volunteer for Sunday Supper, sign-up in the Parlor and/or to donate food items or to volunteer to help prepare and serve the meal, please contact Pat Tracy at 864-6118 or [email protected]. Volunteers are always needed to make this ministry possible.
Thank you for your continuous support of Sunday Supper.
God is Good. All The Time.
Joy and peace, Pat Tracy