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 me (Kate Cremer) at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will create 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 and all will be notified and have the opportunity to go to the website and sign up for a day(s).
“That’s great, but I don’t have a computer/I hate my computer.” No problem – if you are interested in providing meals, just let me know (by phone – 484-924-8028 – or put a note in my church mailbox) – and when an event is created, I will give you a call. You can let me know which date(s) you’d like to provide a meal, and I’ll sign you up so that there are no “double meals.” Alternately, if you are the one in need of a meal, you can let me know the date range and details (how many people, food preferences/allergies, etc.), and I will create the event for you.
Amy Nelson will be serving as my back-up for this new ministry and will be the "go to" person when I am unavailable. If you have any questions, please let me know.