A new baby...an unexpected illness or injury...a death in the family. All of us go through times in our lives when there are more immediate concerns than “what’s for dinner?” These are the times when a helping hand is very much appreciated, and a friend providing a meal goes a long way toward making the day easier for someone in need. This is why the services of Advent's new Meal Ministry can provide such a blessing to our fellow Advent members.
Advent has begun this meal ministry through the website www.takethemameal.com. You do not need to register to use the website and anyone can sign up to request a meal for themselves or others. The website is easy-to-use and self-explanatory. Once the “event” (time span for the meals) is created, it can be emailed out to a group of people.
Your help can really make a difference for one of our members. If you would be willing to provide a meal on an as-needed basis, please email Maureen Muesham (firstname.lastname@example.org). A master list of those interested, which will be kept (password protected) on the Advent website. When a person creates a meal event, they can simply copy and paste this list of email addresses. Everyone will be notified and have the opportunity to go to the website and sign up for a day(s).
If you are interested in providing meals, please send an e-mail to Maureen, advising her about date availability and, when an event is created, she will contact you. If you are in need of a meal, send an e-mail to Maureen, giving the date range and details, such as the number of people, food preferences/allergies, etc., and she will create the event for you.
Amy Nelson (email@example.com) will be the alternate contact for this ministry. If you have any questions, please let me know.