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WELCOME TABLE

Each Thursday night from 4:30 to 5:30 pm dozens of faithful volunteers serve the community by offering a free meal to anyone who comes to the Welcome Table. This ministry provide thousands of meals each year.  


DURING THIS TIME OF CONCERN OVER COVD-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS) THE WELCOME TABLE WILL BE OFFERING TO GO MEALS AT THE BACK OF THE CHURCH.  ONLY A SMALL NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS WILL BE IN THE KITCHEN PREPARING THE MEALS AND BRINGING THEM TO THE CAR.


We invite YOU to our table. Come and enjoy a "to go" meal. 


All who come to Welcome Table will be welcomed. There is no charge and no qualifying for this meal, just come and let us serve you.





A MINISTRY AT WORK

When this ministry first began at 1st United Methodist Church we fed around 9-thousand people.  In 2017, that number had grown to 12-thousand.  Combined with the meals served at Welcome Table at New Providence Presbyterian Church, that number climbs to 26-thousand.

  • The average cost of a meal at Welcome Table is $1.85.  
  • Donations are received from the Soup Kitchen, Ruby Tuesday, and Mother Earth Meats. 
  • There is no charge to guest for Welcome Table meals. 
  • Chef Amelia Geis-Scott coordinates the meals at both churches.

If you have any questions for her or are interested in volunteering send her an email to  ameliageis@yahoo.com.

ARE YOU WILLING TO SERVE?

While the food at Welcome Table is only served from 5:00 to 6:00, there are dozens of people behind the scenes making this meal possible.  It takes a team of volunteers to prepare the food, serve it and to help clean up afterward.  Would you consider taking time out of your Thursdays to help us "Welcome" everyone? 


Opportunities to serve

Drivers  4:00 to 6:00 pm

Setup  1:30 pm

Cooks  3:00 to 5:00 pm

Dishwashers  5:00 to 6:30 pm

Greeters  5:00 to 6:00 pm

Servers  4:30 to 6:00 pm

Cleanup  6:00 to 7:00 pm


For more information contact Mary Wilson at 865-603-5680.

or email us at info@1stchurch.org .