Thursday, August 28, 2008

Supper Club ... Ministry in Action!!

I've you're not part of a "supper club", I HIGHLY recommend creating one! If you don't know what I'm talking about, sit down, I'll explain.

Supper club is the most wonderful thing on earth for a busy mom who wants to feed her family healthy food at suppertime. Our group consists of four women. Each of us picks one day to cook for everyone. My day is Tuesday.

On Tuesdays, I cook for my family and the three other families - a main dish and a side, serving at least 4 people. I pack the food into a plastic grocery bag and deliver it to their homes. Well, now that may sound like a pain - but don't judge yet! Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, meals show up at MY house (Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays - leftovers!).

I was the last to join our group - I resisted for a long time... we are eclectic eaters, our schedule is crazy and oh yeah... I don't cook. (At least I thought I didn't!). One day, out tending the earth - mowing the grass, if you must know - one of the women stopped by my house on her way to deliver supper to my neighbor. As she walked up to me, I thought, "why am I NOT doing this?" When she was within earshot, I cried out "I WANT TO JOIN!!"

The next week, sitting with my meal - prepared with love by my friend - I thought... THIS is living in community.... THIS is how we care for one another.... THIS is ministry in action.

Oh..... hey... we carpool too!

1 comment:

Pam said...

That is a great idea... I know one group that does that... but would probably have to be the one to form and organize if I wanted this... um... dont think I will do that this year!