‘Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.’ Galatians 6:10
For those who might not know about this ministry, I thought I would give a little overview of what we do, and why …
What? The Comfort Food ministry exists to show practical Christian love in action, blessing members of the church family during times of need with tasty home-cooked meals. The idea is that we make ‘comfort’ food, in the truest sense of the word. It’s not so much about feeding the hungry, but easing the burden at times when life gets a bit much and a lovingly-prepared hot meal can make all the difference.
Why? When people are in difficult situations, making time for meals can all but disappear, so it can be a true blessing and comfort to have food prepared for you. We are a church family, and it’s an easy way to look after one another during difficult times. It’s a practical way of taking action and showing Jesus’ love to one another.
How? Volunteers from within the church family prepare and deliver meals to those who need them, sometimes it’s just a single meal, other times a rota for a week or so will be organised.
We have been able to bless different members of the church family in recent months with meals – all in unique situations: following hospital stays, bereavements, periods of illness, amongst others. Offering some small comfort at difficult times is such a huge privilege.
As always, I am so grateful to all who cook and deliver meals. I know that Comfort Food is just a small part of the church family naturally caring for one another, and that meals are being prepared and shared across the church every week.
Volunteers to go on the meals ministry rota are always welcome (too many cooks definitely don’t spoil the broth!). If you would like to find out more or get involved in this ministry, please speak to Lizzy.