More Than A Meal

On the First Sunday of every month, Church of the Holy Communion volunteers at Grace-St. Luke's More Than A Meal. 


Every Sunday, More Than a Meal invites the homeless and hungry to dine in Grace-St. Luke's parish hall side-by-side with parishioners and other members of the community.

More Than a Meal provides a hot meal and, in addition, provides the dignity of table service, fellowship, and a break from the invisibilty that many of our guests live.

The goals of this ministry include:

  • getting to know our less fortunate neighbors, so that we may see the Christ in them, and they the Christ in us;
  • acting as instruments of God's love to our community;
  • assisting those suffering from economic hardship;
  • developing the bonds of friendship and trust that will make it possible for us to help our friends free themselves from the bonds of mental illness and addiction; and
  • learning the lessons of faith that our guests have learned from their life experience.

We share this ministry of Grace-St. Luke's with All Saints' Episcopal Church, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Church of the Holy Apostles, and Idlewild Presbyterian Church.


There are three roles you can choose from to help with this ministry.

1. Be a "Cook" - Kitchen experience isn’t necessary to be on the cooking crew, and you never know what skill you might learn!  Cooks are asked to arrive at 1:00 p.m. and help prepare the meal until 3:00 p.m.

2. Be a "Server" - Our servers help with serving the meal to our guests and with cleaning up after the meal is over.  Servers are asked to arrive at 3:30 p.m. and are typically finished with clean-up by 5:00 p.m.

3. Provide a Dessert - Desserts can be purchased or home made.  We ask that you deliver your dessert to CHC's Cheney Parish Hall kitchen any time before the 10:30 service on the First Sunday of the month.  Please use disposable containers, and mark your dessert “MTAM” with the month.  Each month, we have a different theme for our desserts. 


If you have any questions or would like to sign-up to serve, please contact Barb Boucher(bboucher [at] bdo [dot] com) at 832-2835 or 680-7617.