Due to the emergency measures required of all of us during the coronavirus pandemic, Sunday Supper is no longer serving dine-in meals. Instead, take-out meals are available from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sundays in Knox Hall at First Covenant. If you have any questions about the Sunday Supper ministry, contact Pat Tracy at 864-6118 or [email protected].
July 2020 update from Pat Tracy
Happy Anniversary Sunday Supper! On July 5th, Sunday Supper will begin its seventh year of ministry at First Covenant. It seems impossible that this ministry has completed six years of providing a Sunday meal to those in need. We see many kinds of hunger: hunger for food, for respect, for companionship, for relationship. Sunday Supper recognizes that this ministry is far more than a free meal, and we long for the time when we can once again serve our guests in Knox Hall where we have the opportunity to engage in their lives. Your generous support makes it all possible. “Thank you” seems in adequate to express my love and gratitude to the many people
who have supported this ministry through making food, volunteering to serve, sewing masks, financial support and most of all
prayer support. Your love shines through in a myriad of
ways. Thank you. God is good! —Pat Tracy
June 2020 update from Pat Tracy
Although much of life has changed during the past several weeks, hunger and food insecurity remain and so does Sunday Supper, now with a new look and feel.
Guests line up with social distancing and come to the Knox Hall doors one at a time where they are served their meal (plus bibles and devotionals) across a table. We serve water with the meal and coffee for those who desire it. Meals are packed assembly line style and those packing the meals do not come near the guests.
All volunteers are masked and gloved, and all guests must wear a mask.
Thank you to the many people from the congregation and beyond who have sewn masks for our guests. We have been serving around 100 guests per week but expect that number to increase as the weather warms up.
Many thanks to the faithful volunteers who keep this ministry running, to those who bought water at a time when many stores were limiting the number of cases one could buy, and to the faithful congregations who provide food and volunteers.
During May meals were provided by: Church of the Nativity, FPCC, Elmwood/Belle Valley Presbyterian Churches, Lamb of God Lutheran Church, and the Erie Woman’s Club. Meals in June will be provided by Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, New Hope Presbyterian Church, Wayside Presbyterian Church, and Immanuel Baptist Church. If you know people from these congregations
please express your appreciation for their ministry partnership with us.
Looking ahead, FPCC will prepare the meal on July 5th, when we will celebrate our 6th anniversary of Sunday Supper, but the rest of the summer schedule is full.
God is good! —Pat Tracy
Donations to our weekly Sunday Supper program are accepted anytime at the First Covenant 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 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
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.