Finding a need and filling it with love

Macy Mitchell is making it happen. She’s doing what so many other people are doing right now. She found a need during the coronavirus pandemic and is using her gifts and passion to fill it. Macy says it all started when she checked on her 83-year-old grandfather, who admitted he was depressed. “What can I... Continue Reading →

How to show hospitality: Part 2

I appreciate Angel Smith. She wrote me a few weeks ago and offered to share her experience in showing hospitality to church dinner guests. If you’ve been following this blog, you know I’m trying to learn more about serving guests with allergies and sensitivities to gluten. It’s a lot more difficult and complicated than I... Continue Reading →

Sweet nativities in Kodak

Icy roads caused school to be closed on December 11, but that didn’t stop Kodak United Methodist Church from going ahead with its monthly community dinner. Pastor Melissa Smith says it was only the second time the congregation hosted “Kodak Church Night." Seventy people attended, including eight who are not church members. The idea is... Continue Reading →

We give you thanks, O Lord.

For food in a world where many walk in hunger;For faith in a world where many walk in fear;For friends in a world where many walk alone;We give you thanks, O Lord. Amen. -- From "Blessed Be Our Table" (2003), Anglican Church of Canada -- Photo above: Women of Mountain View United Methodist Church (Dublin,... Continue Reading →

Gluten-free gullible

In retrospect, the blog post I wrote last month about being sensitive and hospitable to gluten-free guests seems incredibly naïve. We had some great responses to our request for gluten-free recipes and tips for church dinners, which I will share here shortly. However, I learned it’s not always practical or realistic to expect to cook... Continue Reading →

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